Still sore as heck….

Well…yeah, I know, I was going to get to some political stuff today but I just couldn’t help but work on this place and that kept me from reading enough to form any opinions…and I’m still just worn out after the last week of being busy as heck, too…I did get a bunch of stuff done…cleaned the new dresser and got the tracks waxed and it works like new now and it is just the right size for my room…pretty happy with it…and I got the kitchen straightened up with everything put away and the sluggish drain taken care of with some drain cleaner that I got at Meijers when I went out for the paper and to get the cabbage, carrots, and onion I need for the corned beef and cabbage I’m going to make later in the week…and I found a nice GE washer at ABC for only 550 bucks that I am going to go out and order tomorrow…along with calling the garage door company to get the repair scheduled…so, it’s been a busy day when I really needed to take the day off…but, I want to get this place organized …so I think I’m moving the totes downstairs and work on them one at a time…still going to be weeks to get it all done but I have to keep reminding myself that I have all the time I need now…don’t need to rush anything….and that is a good feeling…my hands and wrists hurt from carrying and that isn’t….

February 28th

Well….I don’t know how I’m running today…I mean I don’t have anything to do…or I am not putting pressure on myself to do anything and the idea that I just have to putter around here and not think about moving anymore is such a good feeling….I did sleep okay last night and didn’t get up until 6 or so and was able to go right back to sleep until 7 without any of the mind tricks I’ve been using to eek out the small amount of sleep I’d been getting….I’m feeling pretty relaxed and that feels good after the constant stress I’ve been under getting ready for the move…and now I just have to go back into town in a few days and clean up the other house to get it ready for my son moving back on the 13th…and I have all my tools that need to be packed up…and I forgot my toaster and garbage can, too, so I’ll be filling up the car one more time….I do need to order the washing machine today so I can get it this week…and that is another thing I forgot…my laundry detergent….may have to make two trips for all that stuff…oh, and I forgot my string trimmer, too, damn I might have to make 3 trips…not much to do today…just coffee and more coffee…and I may make a run out to Meijers to get cabbage and red potatoes to go with the corned beef that I’m going to make in the instant pot…and I have a sluggish kitchen drain that I need drain cleaner for…and I need to put gas in the car…but, not right now…going to take it easy right now and watch some soccer with my second cup of coffee…..more later….

I’m moved!

Well…finally, I’m moved in my new house and it’s only 2:33 and I’ve even taken the truck back…got the internet running, too, and that makes it just so damn cool….I can’t thank my friends enough for helping out today…the move went really fast with all those hands and I survived it with just a little pain that I will treat with some ibuprofen later and I hope to get back on the bike tomorrow and take a little tour around here but I need to find the bike lube to treat the chain and sprockets before I go out and I need to find my riding clothes, too, since they are packed somewhere and I have bags and bags to look through…I did get my bed set up so that is done and is about all I want to do for the rest of the day…just want to relax for a while and take it easy…but I know I’ll take some more stuff downstairs and I need to put the pizza away that my dughter bought for the movers…there is enough left for me to eat for a few days so I don’t think I’ll make the corned beef tomorrow…okay, need to take some time off…oh, and the truck only took 6 and 1/2 gallons of gas to fill it back up…that’s almost 12 miles to the gallon and that is pretty good for a truck that size going 75 miles an hour….

February 27th

Well…another night of sucky sleep to get ready for moving day…and it sucks that it snowed last night after being dry all week…oh, well…I did get most of everything packed last night and I am getting started on the bed in a few minutes and need to tear the frame apart and stage the box spring and mattress and then clean up the coffee table and pack all my computer equipment in one of my briefcases…don’t feel too bad this morning but my hip is giving me fits and it is going to be bad all day…so I need to take some ibuprofen before I take my shower to get ahead of it…and this will probably be the last one of these today since I will have a lot of work to do when I get the truck emptied and returned and get back to the house…but, I think the first thing will be trying to get the internet working and then put the bed together…after that, I don’t think I’ll have the energy to do much else….it’s getting to time to pick up the truck and I have work to do so I should end here…off we go….

The final night here…

Well…yeah, I know…haven’t been keeping up with the political side of this thing lately and it is all because of the stress of buying the new house and getting ready to move has taken up all of my time it seems…we even did start moving some stuff today and it damn near killed Tom and I….well, not that bad but I feel old for the first time in my life from it…but we got a lot done with moving a Jeep full of stuff from here and then picking up a dresser and mirror for my room that my daughter found for me…and that thing was HEAVY….but will work great for me….and the packing continues right now but I think I’m almost there…everything too big to go in the car has been staged here in the living room and kitchen and I just need to take the bed apart in the morning and I will be ready…and then start loading as soon as I get the truck at 8…it is a little strange leaving this place after 15 months but it was always going to be temporary housing as I fixed it up and I am just happy that I was able to find a nice house and buy it…and I looked at the trails around Muskegon again today and they have added a new Meijer trail that goes all the way to Whitehall and Montague…which is something like 20 miles so it would be a 40 mile round trip and I know I’m going to do that one this summer…along with doing the one that goes around Muskegon lake and out to Lake Michigan….but, I don’t think they are clear yet so next week I’m going to explore the city streets for a bit just to get the lay of the land and figure out where things are…but first, I’m going to take two days off and make a big meal Sunday of corned beef, cabbage and carrots in the instant pot and just breath for a little while…I’m just damn worn out…one more day, and one more move….

February 26th

Well…damn, another 5:04 morning this morning and I really do hope that this crap will end after the move tomorrow….still have tons of packing to do…okay, not tons but I do have 4 chairs and a bookcase that have to come up from downstairs…the chairs I can do but I’m going to need help with the bookcase with how bad my back has been lately…one thing I am going to have to do once I’m moved is get rid of the clothes I don’t wear anymore so I’ll have some space for the ones I do use…I wonder if I’ll feel guilty for taking a couple of days off after the move? Or, I wonder if I will be able to take a couple of days off with all of the stuff that will need to be put away? All I know is that I’m pretty damn worn out already and have two more days of moving to do….oh, well…..and I need to pack up the car later after Tom and I get back here from taking a load out to the house…going to take the stereo equipment out this morning and anything else that will fit in his jeep…and there is a dresser at a resale shop a couple of miles from the house that my daughter found that I want to go take a look at…only 89 bucks and I hope it will fit in the jeep…if not, we can take the u-haul over there tomorrow to pick it up…need to get a mirror to hang over it, too, but those are less than 20 bucks and that is not a bad price…okay, need more coffee and to read a little news before I get started for the day….more later…

A little scare…

Well….man, I’m breathing a little easier now…when I went up to the post office to get my change of address form, the car was vibrating like crazy…even when I pushed the clutch in and it felt like a driveshaft or a tire had come apart internally…it got better on the way back but I was still worried about how much I’ve been abusing it this week…and that fact that I have one more run to make on Saturday….I couldn’t stand the uncertainty anymore and remembered that I ran out of allergy meds so I thought I’d take the car up to Meijers just to see if it still had a problem and luckily, the car ran smooth with no problems so that was a relief…I thought I might have to put the summer tires back on for the run out there but…yay! I didn’t…and the car was so damn dirty from all of the travel that I dug up all of my quarters and ran over to the car wash that I can see from here and did a good wash so I’ll have a clean car for a while….it has rusted a bunch this winter but that will give me the chance to test my body work skills later in the summer….so, I’m going to relax tonight and get ready to start moving tomorrow…going to be a long two days….

Hypocrites…for the umpteeth time…

Well…back to politics….damn, I know I call the repubs hypocrites a lot…because they are…and that is shown again with the hearings for the Education Secretary nominee, Miguel Cardona, who is currently the education commissioner of Conn and who was a classroom teacher and has kids in public school…but, nine of the senators who are not going to vote for him, voted for the completely unqualified Betsy DeVos whose only ties to education in any form was to fund efforts to wreck public school education here in Michigan and give lots of money to repub candidates. Gee, I wonder if this opposition is in any way related to the fact that Cardona is Hispanic and his parents came from Puerto Rico? I’m sure that’s part of it but I think a big part is that the repubs hate anyone who is an expert and actually know something about the department he is going to head and will make a difference for kids here in the US….after all, if Cardona could make the public schools here better, there would be little hope for expanding the for profit charter schools that seem to be the darling of the free enterprise folks…or all damn repubs. Why do the repubs hate our kids so much? Just a bunch of damn hypocrites….but we all know that….

February 25th

Well…damn, up at 4:04 today and my butt is dragging…only two more days and this will all be over and I can start to get my life back and maybe sleep with it..at least the blower on the furnace is still working and I think I can relax a little and know that it will keep going….I think my back is getting worse after all the leaning into the furnace yesterday and I’m not sure how it’s going to fare with all of the lifting that is coming Saturday….I am going to miss all of the channels I get on the antenna here but most of them are available on emby and with the monthly 1.6 terabyte cap on my new plan from comcast, I can leave that on most of the day and still never get to my data cap….but, who knows? Maybe it will be better out there…I only get channel 17 of the local channels here so maybe it will be better…at least there are no hills to block any one that I may get….I do have to make a run out to the house this morning to take the last bike and do some more cleaning but I need to be back here by 3 to see Man U play…and the rug deliveries are not happening til after I’m in the house so I don’t have to go out there tomorrow and that will give me time to prep more for the move….more later…

The more I’m there, the more I like my new house…

Well…after getting out to the house again today, and getting some cleaning done, the more I like my new house….the living room is much bigger than the one here so I think I may have to buy some more furniture….and I discovered why the fridge is in the dining room…it won’t fit in the kitchen and still be able to open the doors…I still have to see if putting it in the corner at an angle might work but I can live with it where it is for now….since the dining room is bigger than I remember, too…and I just noticed yesterday that all of the doors are new, too, to go along with all of the other new stuff….and the weird thing is that I have the temp set at 66 just like here but it feels warmer there….man, it feels good to hear the blower come on here…I think I’m going to like living there….there is not much grass in the yard but that is my specialty so it will look pretty good by the end of the summer…and I do have a great space for a garden that appears like it is in full sun…I do have a dead tree that needs to come down but I think I’ll hire that out since they will haul it away and get rid of the stump….will probably cost 500 bucks so I wonder if I should just buy a chainsaw and do it myself…or rent one…but it is really close to the power lines and with my luck, I’d take those down with it…we’ll see…

What you never want to be….