I can’t write much but I wanted to update quickly on the craziness of my life the last few days. First of all, I moved on Saturday to my new 2 bedroom apartment. It is much roomier and in a way feels more like a home than my last place. I will always love that apartment because it proved I could be on my own and be happy. This apartment feels different but I have high hopes for it as well. As you can expect the move was stressful and exhausting. I am so grateful to Easton Brown, Sarah Creer and other friends from church who came to my moving rescue. It was a hot day and the move took several hours. As I have often said I am blessed with wonderful people in my life.
With the boxes moved in the next task of unpacking came into play. (By the way, we have also had people in all 4 houses over the last few days which is great but stressful!). It is shocking how much stuff I have. Truly shocking! Thank goodness my roommate has only furniture for her bedroom and little kitchen stuff. That was a huge blessing! She hasn’t officially moved in yet but I consulted with her before placing furniture and unpacking my kitchen stuff. She seems very easy going, and I think we will make a good team.
I am proud to say I finished the unpacking today! The final step was my office. I will put up photos of my new place soon. I just love it so much!
In the midst of all this unpacking and working I also had to do my final check out of my old place today. This morning to be more particular. I thought I had done a pretty good job with things but the inspector sure found a big list of problems. By the end of the check out it seems I will be responsible for $200 worth of stuff! That’s the downside of renting.
Naturally I was in a bad mood this morning but then we added on more stress by having a crisis at work. I won’t go into the details but one of the houses had some minor vandalism and we had someone checking into the house today! It was creepy, annoying and exhausting all at the same time. It ended up taking Jim and I the entire afternoon to resolve the problem. Luckily the tenants are happy and nothing was seriously damaged or taken except some sheets that had to be replaced. We are now already in the process of getting alarm systems on all 4 houses.
The other stressful event that happened is yesterday I made the mistake of purchasing an Ikea bookshelf with doors for the kitchen as a type of pantry. We got the bookshelf together easy enough but the stupid doors were impossible. We literally spent the entire day. By saying we, I mean my friend Melany Bushe and I. I think the definition of a true friend is someone who will help you assemble Ikea furniture. It was a lot of work and the frustrating thing is that it still isn’t perfect. It wobbles more than it should and the doors don’t line up perfectly! Part of the problem is they only give you those silly drawings as instructions. There are always a million ways to go wrong- and usually I find all of them! Oh well! It will have to do for now. You know there is a joke about Ikea furniture- How may PHD’s do you need to assemble a piece of Ikea furniture?- 3 one PHD in Swedish, one in Engineering and one in relationship counseling. Luckily mine and Melany’s relationship is still intact and the friendship will persist despite the trial!
Need I mention that I also have my recital for voice lessons on Friday! I am doing Somewhere Over the Rainbow which may sound like a simple song but in fact it is quite difficult. It has an octave change with every Some-where and Rain-bow. It is definitely the hardest song I have done at a recital and is a bit of a risk. I hope it pays off- especially with how little rehearsal time I have gotten lately with the move and all. Wish me luck come Friday. I wish it sounded like this. 01 Over The Rainbow (Single Version)
Between everything going on I am looking forward more than ever to the tropical paradise that awaits me this Sunday. Hawaii here I come! I can’t think of anything more relaxing than lying in the sun with a good book listening to the waves. I’d give up a meal a day for that pleasure! Every ounce of my sore achy emotional body is yearning for that blessed island. Thank goodness for vacations by the ocean! I need it real bad!