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.


Penny said...

Welcome to the sick crew.

Both Mark and I ended up sick on Sunday. I even called in to work! This cold starts out with a really sore throat and seems to travel directly to the lungs, so take care of yourself. Sorry we couldn't help with the move. :(

I feel like bad friends now.


Anonymous said...

So sorry about the failed cycle. Good luck with the move!

Pam said...

Patti - that's what I've got. Nothing seems to relieve the pain, not even drinking hot or cold liquids. Sucks in a big way.

Ellen - thank you. Three more days and counting.... :)

Dtrini said...

Patti, you are correct. You are bad friends. Terrible friends. The worse.

You can make it up to us by drinking lots with us this weekend. See you then. :)