Thursday, August 27, 2009

And on the First Day

... she painted. Or, she will paint. Right after she sands! And she can do that in just a bit because she pushed, pushed, pushed last night to clear the cabinets above the sink.

I'm starting in the kitchen. And I thought this house was maddening before when I didn't have several additional boxes to add AND the new kitchen cart. Fredex left it in my carport instead of leaving it on the porch. Luckily, my neighbor was home last night and he has a dolly. I borrowed the dolly to get it to the porch and then gently did end-over-end into the front door. It's well over 100 pounds so no way for me to just heft it inside.

So, between getting stuff into the house, getting stuff out of the cabinets, and then getting things together for painting the cabinets, that was as far as I could get last night. And was I tired! Still am. I was thinking of going back to bed for a while, but I think I'll get crackin' instead. There is SO much to do, I'm not sure I could rest anyway thinkin' about it.

Last night, I was trying to stay close because I hadn't heard back from the mother. One of her friend's daughters called me to let me know they'd landed. A different friend's bag got lost so she is without both clothing and medication so they got tied up at the airport. When they finally got to their destination city (by car) the mother called. Still no bag but they were there at least. Here's hoping they find it. (And can I even begin to tell you how glad I am it wasn't the mother's bag?!)

I think for most of today, I'll focus on the kitchen cabinets. Later, or tonight, I'll try to do some work in the bathroom. Then, I'll gravitate back into the kitchen and ideally start on the floor. That's the plan for now. An update tonight -- with visuals -- if I can manage it!


Debbie said...

Can't wait to see how fabulous your kitchen looks after all this hard work! Hope you're taking pictures!

Glad the mother made it there safely.

Karen Anne said...

I haven't been on a plane since before 9/11, and the security stuff sounds like a nightmare, but I would think meds go in the carryon...unless they fall into that only 7/18 of an ounce of liquid allowed :-)

NV said...

Debbie -- Been taking them when I can or when I think of it. Main time will be tonight when I can capture what the mother is going to see.

Karen Anne -- I know. I think it's ridiculous.