Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Movin', movin', movin'. Keep those boxes movin'. Rawhide!

Okay, that was lame, but I'm feeling lame. George and I tried to move the ping pong table from the garage to the basement. It did not go well, although feeling is returning to my left hand slowly. Who knew ping pong tables were so heavy? Not me. Anyway, we didn't even get half the table top through the front door before I cried uncle and we retreated to the garage. We will have to wait until the mud freezes, and we can go around back through the walk-out (rather than negotiate the stairwell inside), and we can get someone else to help George because I'm no help at all.

I hate to fail.

There was also an unfortunate incident in which a plastic laundry basket melted on the stove when a burner accidentally got turned on. A spatula gave its life to save the stovetop, and a little Barkeeper's Friend took care of the rest.

Otherwise, things are going well. Slowly, but well.

I expect postings to be very light for the next week. In the meantime, please contemplate this truth I read on Pinterest...

"You never know what you have...until you clean your room."

I would amend it to read, "...until you move." But no matter.

Happy New Year to you!


  1. Ouch! Thinking of you, good luck and Happy new Year, Gay xxx

  2. I've been thinking about you and your move as well. If we lived there I would help.

  3. Ouch indeed! Happy New Year to you and hopeing you Internet is up soon!

  4. Poor spatula...but a worthy cause to die for ;) Sorry to hear about the ping pong table woes, but glad you are in. Happy New Year to you and may 2012 fulfill some of your heart's desires :)

  5. I love moving! I wish I could do it every 5 years just to keep on top of all the crap we collect. You really decide quickly what's worth keeping when you have to move it. What a great start to the new home, new stuff, and pared down,cleaned out old stuff. I'm jealous.
    Happy New Year, and may the rest of your move be incident free!

  6. You are in my thoughts! Soon, it will all be over, and you will be settled in and loving your new space! Good luck, and Happy New Year to you all!!!

  7. I feel your pain! I guess that means it was a good post LOL

  8. No, it wasn't lame, it was Laine (I think...). Anyway, Happy New Year and best wishes in your new home!

  9. I agree with your amendment! After being in our first home for 18 years, we moved to our current home. Oh. My. Goodness. We had so much more stuff!

    I hope the rest of your settling in process goes smoothly :)

  10. It wont' be long and you'll have everything in the house and be sorting it all out! Enjoy! Love that quote - I know exactly what it means. Now that I'm tidying in preparation for our move - I'm finding all sorts of stuff :)

  11. No wonder I feel such a sisterly affinity for you. I, too, have melted a laundry basket on my stove. Only in my case it was my woodstove and only a blowtorch (plus a spatula :D) was able to remove the crusted remains. Happy moving!


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