• Abby

This Sucks

Today has not been a good day. I’m irritable, upset, and anxious that things don’t seem to be going as planned. Tomorrow the movers come and quite frankly we aren’t ready. It’s been a roller coaster of a day and I’m angry and trying not to be. I know it’s the wrong emotion, but it unfortunately is the one that is winning right now. It’s either that or just start crying in the corner, so I’m allowing it and a shot of Maple flavored Whiskey to help me through this. Don’t judge… it’s the only whiskey left in our cabinet at this point. My husband is dealing with it by rushing around throwing away celery.

The contractors aren’t done with fixing up the condo. Some of that is their fault, some of it not, but either way it’s a problem. It’s been two steps forward and at least one step back this whole week. For example, there are no ceiling fans in the condo. I had told my husband that, but it didn’t sink in. Once he realized this for himself, he decided there was no way he could live without them. I should have seen this one coming, after all we did buy a fan to travel around Europe with on our last vacation there. Doesn’t everyone? Well, in order to install the fans, we had to install J-boxes in each room. That was not in the original plan. Neither was installing new closet doors, which once installed were too big for the space. I’m not sure how that happens, but now we are going to live there without closed doors until we find suitable replacements. This does not make me sigh with anticipation about moving in.

On top of everything, I get a call from my husband today while at work teaching. It’s difficult to reach me during that time. I turn my phone to silent while teaching, so it has to be a real emergency to get a hold of me. He was desperate enough to call the front office and asked me to call him back. Evidently there is some kind of water leak problem at the condo coming from the neighbors side, so everyone is up in arms. I’m not sure what he thought I was going to be able to do with that knowledge, but for him it couldn’t wait until I got home.

We tried to move the Movers to Monday but they are booked up, so tomorrow is it whether we are ready or not. I still have tons of odds and ends that need to be dealt with. I guess we are going to just get everything we can out, and then come back and deal with what’s left. It’s a plan, just not the one I wanted.

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