Hello! I'm moved.
The past week was a blur and quite stressful, I had a mini meltdown on Monday night over needing more boxes. The movers arrived Tuesday and Wednesday to load up our house then early Thursday morning they came back to pick up our bed and we all headed to western PA to immediately start unloading their trucks. The movers were so nice, friendly and kind. The original plan was to unload on Friday but my husband and I were successful in getting rid of enough 'stuff' that the estimated time was moved forward half a day.
(all of the photos are in reverse order, thanks Blogger!)
My sister, brother in law and my husband removed old wallpaper in the kitchen and will be painting the cabinets white. Unfortunately any kind of help I do is quite limited because of my RA. I can only take Tylenol for pain relief and so far I'm living off of it with whatever I do, I also need frequent breaks.
I unpacked the kitchen mostly, the hallway closet and the master bedroom. I'm at a standstill for any other rooms until they are painted. One bedroom needs a wallpaper mural stripped and carpet ripped out.
We are so very lucky to have my sister who has been providing dinners until today (yay! no cooking!) and my brother in law who has been spray painting the kitchen cabinets which look fantastic. I cannot imagine updating this house without them.
The family room (photo below) will be painted after the kitchen is finished.
The movers worked during an extreme oppressive heat wave so I made origami envelopes for their tip because I packed my envelopes. It was a fun creative diversion from the chaos. I have not knit a stitch in the entire week. I am pretty sure I will not knit for at least a day or two more.
Frodo has adjusted well enough to the move. He is having trouble with the new stairs (three steps only from the family room to the kitchen and he stumbles). I'm not sure at 11 years old if he has minor vision problems or arthritis problems. He can chase Holly JUST FINE, which is contradictory to my guess...so maybe it's just a new house thing.
Holly went on a minor hunger strike and barely ate anything for a day and ate the bare minimum for a few days but she is doing much much better. She does not like people, so every day when my sister and brother in law arrive she hides until they leave. She is doing much better than I expected. Actually the two of them are doing just fine.
Thanks for visiting and the well wishes. I miss visiting all of you. Once I am settled in, I'll be back to reading blogs.