The “truck” arrived at 8:30. Everything loaded before 1:00. Appropriate “things” have been “transported” from the apartment to the “trailer.” It’s 4:30 and “tired” old lady had a “terrific” refreshing shower and is almost ready to “travel” a couple of miles to enjoy a meal with a former coworker. “Time” to go!! “Tomorrow” I will return to the apartment to finish cleaning.
Postscript, Thursday, October 3rd, 2013, 8:00 PM: Using DSL hook-up in the Activity Center of JAARS RV Park, I was able to upload pictures.
A lady-friend insisted I remain seated and visit with her rather than “help” the movers. Frankly, I had boxes that needed to be taped, and pictures to take, but I knew there was wisdom behind the insistence. ~~ I had to switch cameras because the Samsung batteries were exhausted, and I didn’t know where I packed the new AA batteries!! Therefore most pictures don’t have a time stamp but are in consecutive order.
While I still have my step-ladder, I transported it from the apartment to the JAARS RV Park. With 20/20 hindsight, I could have dragged the picnic table close to Mercedes to scrub the top. Honestly, I’m so tired I only considered “the ladder.” ** I’m not complaining (“Just the facts, Ma’am” as Joe Friday [Jack Webb] used to say on the old Dragnet TV programs).
Yes, I’m hauling the plant with me. You can take the girl out of the garden but you can’t take the garden out of the girl (to paraphrase a similar narrative).
Frittering time away after a trip to the chiropractor. I don’t want to tackle the “down and dirty” projects!!
IMHO, a really ugly naked patio!! I’m leaving a garden hose stretched to the Honeysuckle in hopes the gardener will water it occasionally. I’m very conscientious about recycling cardboard, plastic & glass (and donations to charitable organizations). Time to make decisions about remaining “stuff” in the storage room. Time to pack the last two red accessories (red was the accent color in my living room). IMHO, a really ugly naked front yard!!
Postscript, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, 12 noon: Twenty-one hours until the truck arrives. I still have things to pack but believe I’m almost ready. ~~ Before and current picture of Pandora’s Garden.
Confession: I‘m so tired, I’m cross-eyed!! Only three more days to finish packing. The kitchen cupboards are empty. The packages on the shelves (far left) are food items that will go into the trailer. Pictures three, four, five, six and seven in the storeroom (bedroom). Paperwork on the floor, and table next to computer, needs final decisions: sort, shred?, pack?, recycle cards and cardboard!! ~~ It’s only 7:30 but I think I’ll crawl into bed.
Postscript, Fri., Sept. 27th: I was in bed before 8:00 PM and didn’t get up until 7:15 AM. I awakened a couple of times but quickly fell asleep again. My body seems to require a lot of rest?!
Yesterday, I had a parade of visitors. “Mandy” (red Mandavilla vine) departed with Betty; “Pinky” (pink Mandavilla vine) went home with Tim; garden fountain and other garden accessories went home with Barbara; “Lannie” (Lantana plant) went to the covered patio next to the Senior Center. ~~ Too bad there wasn’t a fourth person to take a picture of three of us simultaneously moving the pink Mandavilla and trellis. Tim had the planter, Lorraine had the trellis, Barbara had the six-foot vine that had climbed to the ceiling of the porch. ~~ In a stroke of good fortune, Tim emptied gas from the Yamaha Inverter. I couldn’t get it started (recently) and Tim couldn’t get it started. (I had intended to “burn off” the gas.)
This morning Larry came for two large planters (one full of river rock), two plant stands, one Salvia plant and two Petunia plants. (Slim pickin’s for the Hummingbirds now!! Just three hanging baskets–and their nectar.)
Confession: I really got a late start today. I didn’t awaken until 9:15. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the clock!!