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This must be a day of much doing

Here we are, in the last third of the month, and we still don't have a date for our move. Supposedly, C, the current renter, moved out and had her belongings picked up by a moving company on the 20th. Now, the landlord is supposed to be using this time to make a few repairs. Since C paid the rent until the end of the month, no one is stressed about our move date, except us, even though we already asked if we could take the duplex before Aug 1st.

Case in point: mana_trini went to pay C for some blinds that we are buying from her, and despite our many conversations in which we have repeatedly stated a desire to be in the new place as soon as possible, C blithely says, "Oh, I think the place will be ready by August 15th!"  WHAT? How did things go from the tentative date of July 27 to August 15? We will no longer have a place to stay after August 1, so someone had better have their hind end in gear.

It is so hard to pack everything up when we don't know if we'll be living out of boxes for four or ten days. Julien is going to call the landlord today to try to get a more concrete idea of when we can move. In the meantime, I need to get busy packing up non-essentials. And because I am so lame that I cannot function with a to-do list, I give you today's Plan of Attack:

  • Pack up all my beach finds. ALL of them.
  • Do yoga
  • belly dance for at least 30 minutes --Like I said in the later post, I wrote this one off already
  • Clear the clutter from the living room bookshelf and fill it with already-packed boxes Thanks, mana_trini!
  • write 750 words
  • Make a start on packing up the kitchen - Did the bedroom instead. Tomorrow will be kitchen day.
I'd also like to get out for a walk, but that can't be a priority today. :( Did not happen. The only time I went outside was to dump the trash.

ETA: Julien made excellent headway on the office; the bedroom and bathroom are completely done except for a cleaning; and the terrace is as done as it can be right now. All that's really left is the rest of the office and the kitchen, which is going to be the monster job.

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footlingagain
Jul. 22nd, 2008 10:03 am (UTC)
How did things go from the tentative date of July 27 to August 15? We will no longer have a place to stay after August 1, so someone had better have their hind end in gear.

No wonder moving house is one of the most stressful experiences there is. You have my sympathies.

And in the time between my signing into LJ and working my way up the f-list, you've written 750 1285 words! So I suppose I'd better stop wasting time and crack on, too. You're showing me up for the slacker I am *g*

Edited at 2008-07-22 10:05 am (UTC)
mnfaure
Jul. 23rd, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
You best get to work, Ms Slacker! If you don't have enough to do chez toi, you can always come over. :P
footlingagain
Jul. 23rd, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
Oh, I have LOADS to do. I'm just not doing it *g*

As for coming over, when beloved saw the photos of J at work, he said, "Tell her we're coming over for a month." :D
mnfaure
Jul. 31st, 2008 10:15 am (UTC)
Oooooh, that would be tooooo cool! *would love to have a visit from the Footling and her Bandit!!!*
footlingagain
Jul. 31st, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you!

We may get something worked out before you have to leave *g*

Assuming we get passports some time soon....
mnfaure
Jul. 31st, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
by all means, get those travellin' papers in order. :D
mindseas
Jul. 22nd, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
Yikes! I (sort of) know what it's like living out of boxes since I'm living out of bags, so you have my sympathy. But uncertainty about where you'll be living is even worse. It's wonderful that you can keep the creative flow for your novel through all of that.
mnfaure
Jul. 23rd, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
Well, I think the flow is going to stop for the next three days. I don't think I'm going to have time, but maybe that won't stop the ideas. I story plan well when I'm involved in menial tasks. :D
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