Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

After weeks and weeks of back breaking work I am beginning to see the end of this whole project. We finally got the living room cleared enough so that you can sit on the couch and watch tv from the entertainment center and not sit on the floor watching a tv that is also sitting on the floor. I have been able to resume cooking for us rather than eating out every meal--in fact, I am so sick of eating out that it will be quite a while before I get in the mood to eat out again. And things are looking more like MY house.

HOWEVER!, I cannot find my circular knitting needles!! I really need a 16 inch size 10! I have looked and looked. Also missing is 5 skeins of Hemp yarn in Avocado. I wouldn't be surprised if the two of them were in the same box hiding from me while they made a shawl or something. Anyway, the search is beginning to feel like an emergency situation. I have no idea where they are, in which box. I packed them but can not remember packing them. Unfortunately, none of the boxes say anything clever like, "circular knitting needles" or "missing avocado colored hemp yarn". So the search continues.

I will never do this again. Moving into a house that is located in the same building as your job is not a good idea. The owner thinks that it shouldn't be any big deal to put in 16 hour days at work while unpacking and arranging an entire house, changing banks and addresses for paying bills, getting new license plates and drivers licenses, and checking kids into new schools and get them settled in there, etc. I got some sort of stomach flu the day after we arrived and spent the entire day throwing up and laying in bed. Then this morning I woke up with a terrible sinus infection and cold. I feel horrible! I have done most of this move all by myself because of HoneyBunny's back and, since I am the brains of the outfit, have taken over ALL of the front desk/management duties for the motel. I think my immune system is a little on the weak side right now.

Anyway, I gotta go. I gotta lay down for at least a few minutes before we get slammed with business this afternoon. I am exhausted and I miss my knitting something terrible--I can hear my yarn and knitting books calling to me from the boxes down the hall right now. I sure wish that hemp yarn and those circular needles would speak up so I can find them!


Awesome Mom said...

It is good to hear from you again!! I am sure they will turn up but they are likely to be in the very last box that you unpack. I am still looking for a few things too.

Hege said...

Good to hear that you miss knitting! And I bet you'll find those skins of yarn and that needles when you least expect it ;)
Hope you'll feel better soon *hugs*

Annie said...

I'm glad to hear you are settled. Well, almost anyway. I know how much you need your knitting to keep you happy. I hope you find what you are looking for.

Anni said...

Soudns like you've been through a really rough time. The move sounds horrendous but I hope htings settle down once you get everything unpacked. Living and working in the same place is going to be hard. Think you need to be pretty strict re work hours and time off. I'm sure once you get everything sorted out and settle down it'll be worth it htough.

And wouldn't it be amazing if those needles had knited up a beautiful shawl for you while they're hiding. LOL.

I hope things settle down for you soon and will keep you and your family in my prayers.