It used to be that my week contained nothing more strenuous than deciding what restaurant a friend and I would eat at. Get up when I felt like it, leisure days, and not much to worry about one way or the other.
But as progress on our home under construction progressed, my worries and stress increased. Lack of sleep, more things on the must do list. Stress galore! Hindsight is always much smarter than reality, but in some cases you do the best you can with the information you have, and that's really all you can do.
So last week here is a list of the things I accomplished:
Sunday: Got up early and went for a 2.2 mile walk with my dog.
Monday: Got up early again and walked for 2.6 miles (dog did too).
Tuesday: Drove to Yarnell (home under construction) found the granite counters were all in. Big deal because it was holding up a lot of other things.
Wednesday: Plumbers turn this time. They did put in the water heater and the toilets but no bath accessories, no sinks. As for me I listed my home (previous to marriage) for sale and then painted all day at that home. Carpets were replaced last week.
Thursday: Painted for six hours, too tired for more. Went over and purchased a new range and microwave as the old were trashed by the previous tenant. Did have two hired painters and they were busy painting when I left the house.
Friday: Dentist then drove back to Yarnell to make sure the house was clear on all areas where carpeting was going to be installed. Pulled weeds and put stuff away.
Saturday: Too tired to paint at the "for sale" home. Shopped for a few things still needed at the new house. Heard from neighbors that the carpet was being installed.
You can see there wasn't a lot of leisure time. As sleep seems to be a premium, by the time I am home (exhausted) my main priority is getting some sleep. I keep telling myself "tomorrow will be better -- or next week will be better."
Preferring to close on a bright, positive note I will say the house is looking more like a home every time I drive up there. And tomorrow the furniture will be delivered, so I believe next week will see the Contractor's portion of this come to an end. We will then move in, and the balance of the work will be up to us. Landscaping, etc.