Thurs. June 10, 2021: Trying to Climb the Packing Mountain

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

New Moon

Solar Eclipse

Pluto Retrograde

Saturn Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde

Sunny and cooler

There’s a quick post on the garden over at Gratitude and Growth.

Yesterday was a mixed day. I was shaking from exhaustion by the time I woke up at 2:30, although I did get some sleep. I moved to the couch for about an hour at 3:30, to calm Charlotte. By 4:30, I was at my desk, working on script coverage and putting in some more help requests to agencies who supposedly help seniors with things like relocation/storage, etc.

We were on the road by 7:15, headed over the bridge to Plymouth to the mechanic. I was terrified we were in for a major car repair, not just an oil change and getting the headlamp fixed. Turned out that those COVID-denying jerks who did the last oil change here on Cape stripped the screw that kept fluids in (not the oil, but other stuff) and didn’t tighten it all the way, so that’s why we’ve been leaking fluids. If they’d tried to tighten it too much, it would have been a multi-thousand dollar repair, with the stripping. However, since the mechanic could unscrew it without using any tools, it was the replacement of a $4 part.

We got lucky. This time.

But I have to find a good mechanic in the Berkshires.

Worked on reading script coverage. I have four coverages to write today, or I fall behind. I have to push a lot these last few days leading up to the 15th, because I won’t be able to read much during the move. I don’t know how much I can read the first few days we’re there, especially if we have to come back down to clean.

I was so exhausted when we came home that I had to lie down for a few minutes, before we started back on the packing. We decided not to run to storage, but, instead, to focus on packing. That’s what we did. Sort of piecemeal all over the house, but we got quite a bit done.

I ordered a specific kind of box I needed that’s only available around here from Home Depot. It was supposed to take an hour to curbside pickup. They finally contacted me at 7 PM that I could pick it up this morning.

I ordered the boxes at 9:30 AM. So much for an hour.

Brought in both lunch and dinner. Mediocre, but at least I didn’t have to cook it. It was awfully hot and humid, which made the packing harder. We had to stop to hydrate, and put on cold cloths. My left knee and hip are giving me problems, too.

Started reading the book for review. I need to get that done and out by Friday. It’s not a good book, sadly.

My contract for the 2023 annuals came through. I have to sign it and return it today. But at least I know I’m contracted, and it’s for one of my favorite publications.

There’s so much to do and so little time left, so we are just plugging away. That’s all we can do.

Peace, friends, and hold a good thought that, somehow, we will survive this. I’m worried about my mom. She’s 96, and this is the hardest move we’ve ever done.

I’ve started and stopped a half a dozen rants, but nothing is appropriate for this space at this time. I am, however, going to write an essay once we’re moved about greed and non-reciprocity. That’s a far better way to channel the energy.

Right now, I just have to get things done.

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  1. You got this Devon. Sending out all the positive energy I can.

  2. Sending positive thoughts your way. Hang in there.

    • I need help, and there’s no help to be had around here, unless you’re rich and live in Osterville.

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