My summer so far?
Well, let's see. Finals week was a week-long stressfest.
Then I went to a five day intensive workshop on technology in the classroom and almost blew out my brain cells from trying to learn how to incorporate them there I-Pads in the classroom.
During that week, my divorce was finalized.
After that, I flew off to Kansas to visit my family and friends. (I had a lot of fun and a Certain Very Nice Man visited Kansas with me!)
When I got home, a contractor called and wanted to know if I needed work done on my house. Yes! I replied in a frenetic tone and so two days later, I signed a contract and right now I am in the midst of moving everything out, boxing things up, throwing things in the trash and sending lots of items to Goodwill.
It's exhausting, both physically and emotionally. This house was saturated with stuff, both physical and emotional from my past. Cleaning out closets involved sending lots of HOB's (now XHOB) clothing to Goodwill. I threw in my wedding dress for good measure. I am boxing up the hundreds of family pictures I have taken over the years, each one reminds me of the passage of time and of the life that is no longer mine.
So, yes, it's exhausting and it's scary. I am making major decisions on my own for the first time. I may be making big mistakes, but there's a certain thrill in knowing they are MY mistakes to make. I am investing and caring for a house that needs serious attention--a house that was ignored and neglected for way too long. If I had time, Betty Readers, you KNOW I would make a five hundred word essay out of this subject, but, lucky for you, I have boxes to pack up.
I have to get ready for the painters, and the asbestos abatement people, and the carpet guys.
I have a lot to do.
Time to get moving.
Time to move on.
Here are some pictures of the current action around my house.
My Hallway--soon to have new Pergo.
Ceiling in bedroom--last chance to look at water stains and use as Rorschach test.
Decorative hole in wall--checking for mold
Current state of my garage.
I SO miss you all and promise I'll be back, haunting your blogs again soon.
I'll check back in when I can!