Saturday, October 25, 2008
moving chronicles: day 2
i have a small window of opportunity here to make a post.
it has been a tough day. and it is not yet over.
it has been pouring down rain all day. about 30 minutes ago, around 4:30, the sky cleared and the sun shone.
dan picked up the uhaul in the pouring rain and with some very kind help from friends, loaded the truck up in the pouring rain.
another friend came with her van and loaded that up with boxes in the pouring rain.
i in the mean time scrambled around the house stuffing boxes with everything that remained, and cleaning up the scary dust bunnies and bug carcasses that were found behind shelves that hadn't been moved for three years. the pouring rain came inside on everyone's shoes, along with lots of autumn leaves.
things still remain, and quite a few things at that. but really, we are probably 95% there. even though i wasn't doing any of the lifting, i hit a wall in the early afternoon and curled up on the lambswool and started to weep. i couldn't bring myself to fill another box, or sweep another corner of dust bunnies, or use my brain which was struggling to remain sane within my aching head.
dan and tashi (who was happily sitting in the front seat of the uhaul) drove off to the new house to unload, along with two friends in their respective packed vehicles. i stayed behind to chill on the only soft surface in the house, a thermarest. i dozed off for a small while. loki came out of hiding from the closet and curled up next to me. i'm glad i stayed behind so that he at least could have some reassurance that we were not abandoning him.
dan will return in a bit with the uhaul. we will return it to the uhaul farm. we will load up two cars with boxes and food and cats that remain and drive up to our new home to start living there. we will be back down to the blue house over the coarse of the week to pick up the last few lingering items, because we have a week overlap between the two places, both a luxury and curse.
we are almost there.