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A Busy Week Comes to a Close

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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.
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    Sure hope all is done soon. Stress is not good for you. It will be worth it in the end, but please sit down, and take it easy for awhile. Have a restful Sunday :)
    1391 days ago
    It'll be amazing once you've moved in and then all the hard work and waiting will be worthwhile. Hope you're having a great weekend and a restful Sunday. emoticon
    1392 days ago
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    assing through to say hi and see how you are doing!!!!!Sorry i havent been around much.Email me soon so we can catch up!Have a good weekend!


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    1392 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I hope you get to put your feet up soon!
    1395 days ago
    Your one Busy Lady it will all be over soon and you can relax in your new home and not have the stress of the rental any more - so don't work to hard kido
    1396 days ago
    Yes, sure looks like a busy week! emoticon
    1397 days ago
    1398 days ago
    Wow!! I was just wondering about such things as your status would refer to things getting done at the house in Yarnell, but then reading about your painting again! I didn't realize you had another home you were prepping for sale! This blog straightens me out, now!! I hope you are to a rest spot with your "for sale" house. You need to be concentrating on furniture and decorating the house in Yarnell! You know..... the FUN stuff!!!
    Take care, my friend!! Love ya! (((HUGS)))
    1398 days ago
  • LIS193
    Oh WOW! That was quite the week... hope next week is at a slightly slower pace...
    You got a lot accomplished - hope you house sells quickly!
    The progress on the new house is good! yeah for new counters!
    1398 days ago
  • FOREVER-1956
    Just think how nice it'll all be once everything is done and in place. emoticon
    1398 days ago
  • DALID414
    The boyfriend and I just wrapped up what turned out to be an almost 8 hour craft project for my nephews' birthday next Saturday. This after moving boxes at work 4/5 days. I think we're equally pooped! At least you'll have a beautiful home at the end of your hard work emoticon
    1399 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    1399 days ago
  • PROT358
    You have been busy!

    I always feel more accomplished when I'm busy doing something - an activity that could count as exercise - than some brainless cardio machine. The past few weeks I went through every item in my closet. I got rid of a lot of clothes, did some alterations, some ironing. The time passes much faster with an end goal, and I find it much more rewarding than say the elliptical. (I do love the elliptical too!) There's something therapeutic about finishing a project or making measurable progress.

    I would love to see pictures as you near completion! Pace yourself, and take care!
    1399 days ago
    Phew Eve, exhausted just reading about it.....Praise theLord for giving you the strength to bear this...Infinitely better than my situation, with 2 visits to the Chiropractor and have been lying flat in bed with traction since Thursday.

    Do take good care of yourself love.

    hugs & prayers
    1399 days ago
    It does sound like a super busy week, but think how nice it will be when you can finally move in! You've been working so hard and your reward is in sight!
    1399 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    emoticon Glad to hear the house is coming right along.
    Hang in there, it will be done before you know it!
    1399 days ago
    It's getting closer. emoticon I hope the other house comes along too.
    1399 days ago
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