Monday, November 27, 2006

Call the cows back

TMI warning for those of you who don't want to know about periods, cows and such.

It's official. It didn't work this month. Today is CD1 so we will call the cows back from the field and get them back to work. I knew it was going to be a long shot so although I'm disappointed, I'm not devastated. Sometimes I think I should be. Maybe I've distanced myself from it all so as not to get so emotionally invested in it each month. Regardless, V. and I will be trying again this month. Wish us luck.

On the home front, it's been incredibly busy, stressful and tiring. We're moving in three days, so we've been going full speed with the packing and all. We had my SIL and a friend V. used to work with come in on Friday night to help pack up the kitchen. It was like they were on overdrive. My kitchen is empty now save for 3 cups, plates, forks, knives. The cupboards are bare. We retained the microwave, kettle and toaster so that means eating anything that gets heated in those appliances, or take out. I had to rescue my container of tea before it got packed. That is a necessity for me in the morning. :) We were able to take a load over to the new house Friday night with the help of my nephew so he and my SIL could see the new place. Saturday brought over another good friend to help V. and TC start moving the boxes. Because we couldn't get a truck until 5pm, they must have done 4 or 5 round trips using our trailblazer. During all this V. was stuck at the new place waiting on Rogers who was coming to install our phone, cable and internet. They were supposed to be there between 2 and 5. The phone tech was there at 2:30 but the other tech didn't show until 6pm! V. was not happy, besides being kept waiting, he'd only had breakfast and was forced to drink a Blue. (He hates Blue.). But by the time he got back there was KFC waiting, the truck was there as I'd gone to pick it up, and three more willing helpers. We loaded up our truck so I could head out and pick up another friend and her two boys. We were going to be unpacking the kitchen, and the boys would be helping unload the truck 2 hours later when they arrived. We got a lot done in the kitchen but I'll be reorganizing for a while as I decided where things should be. Sunday proved to be an off day as we were all extremely tired. V. is continuing to move a couple of loads each day between now and Thursday so as to reduce the amount the movers are going to do and how much it's going to cost us.

I think we've done pretty well so far. Murphy has risen his ugly head and I woke up with a cold today. I'm hoping that it doesn't get much worse than this bad sore throat I've got. Regardless, three more days and then we're in the new place!!! We're all very excited and looking forward to celebrating the holidays there.

That's it for now.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. It's been crazy busy at home and work. Thankfully it looks like I won't be travelling to Dallas before the end of the year. That just means I've got 4 trips in early 2007 rather than three, probably in January and February. We're still packing up for the move. That's happening in 9 days! V. was able to arrange to get the keys to the house this Saturday so this will allow us to move all the boxes and more fragile items this weekend thereby reducing time/cost for the movers on the 30th. However, it also means that packing is being kicked up a notch in the hopes of getting as much boxed as possible. So with that in mind, I'm taking Wednesday and Thursday off for packing. Fun. :) So, that's it for now. I'll try and give more informative/frequent updates in the next few weeks. :)


Sunday, November 12, 2006

All is right with the world

V. is home. I'm sleeping again. The cows have found their way home again. Nuff said. :)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Flying solo, for now

V. has gone to Las Vegas with the guys until Thursday. That's 6 days of just me home. He'll be back early Friday morning some time. I've just come back from 5 days in Chicago, and it looks like I'll be going to Dallas in two weeks. This will be the longest period of time that the two of us will have been apart since we've been together.

To pass the time, besides going to work, I'm going to be packing for our move at the end of the month. I'll happily take assistance, but the basement is off limits Patti. :) My goal for the week is to pack the main floor. This means all the glassware and such in the dining room, as well as all the DVDs and games. And for those of you who know us, this means well over 1000 DVDs. I'm confident I can do this. I've allocated tomorrow as the main packing day.

Meanwhile, I've given V. instructions to enjoy himself. They'll be hitting the casino, but they're also going to go to Area 51 and the Grand Canyon. He's going to have a blast! He gets back on the 10th, which coincidentally will be CD10 for me. So, a week from now we get onto the task of TTC. Just in time before I get sent on the next trip.

Anywayk, that's it for now.