Gotta tell you something.
As though it isn't obvious enough, I'm taking a blogging break.
Not that I'm tired of blogging...not at all. And I hope it doesn't last too long....but here's the deal. I've taken a break without saying it out loud anyway. And I miss reading about what you all are up to. I try to read your blogs on my phone when I go to bed at night, before I fall asleep. Lately, I've been falling asleep the minute I sit in the chair for a few minutes of tv and crocheting.
As most of you know we started building our own home on some land we own two and a half years ago. We broke ground September 2010. We had the foundation poured and the framing done and we had it put under roof. We are building the rest ourselves. If you don't know about it, you can click on the button to the right that says something about our construction progress.
We have moved into one room in our basement, in the country. I don't mind living in one room. But what I do mind is the fact that our house in town is not ready to sell.
And we have been working like crazy to get this house in town ready to sell. See these windows....70 of them. I've lived there 19 years and never counted them! But my Mom and I painted the outside Friday and the inside Saturday. Looks pretty good huh? THANK YOU MOM!
You see, I started cleaning out the house we were living in two years ago, trying to plan ahead and be organized. I'd pack stuff and put it in this back room at the new house. Then we'd need it at the old house, so I'd come and dig it out, then I'd pack again...vicious cycle.
Then as some of you know who have been following me for awhile, My Shug's Mom fell and broke her hip. She moved into a therapy facility and two assisted living facilities. We moved her three times in two years. When she finally decided on her final assisted living home, I spent several weeks helping her move all of her stuff out of her condo into her home. And except for the time Mom and Dad helped me clean out her attic, and Vickie, my cousin, helped me clean her kitchen, I did it alone.
So.... our back room, ended up looking like this....
And this is where the sorting comes in. When I'm not cleaning or painting the house in town, I'm emptying boxes, sorting stuff into totes, putting like things together,
and trying to get the entire back room to look like this. My Dad helped me the other day with some of this. THANK YOU DAD. My friend Marcia helped me get started! I would stand there looking at stuff and cry. Thanks Marcia!
I cannot keep living this way. I'm fried. So I'm putting everything on hold, including the blog, until the house in town is up for sale. I hope to have it for sale by next Saturday. We are really that close. But I keep trying to live a normal life and do all of this. Can't do it anymore.
Here's an idea of our progress...
See ya soon.