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09 October 2016 @ 09:42 pm
Progress on house and birding boat trip this weekend  
So I'm back. Much sooner than I thought. I've come to realize the strange thing about this job is that I don't know the hours. I may be gone for days or I may come back very soon and stay home for days. I figured I'd come back because Chris visited me today as a day off and to help me move stuff around. I'll get to that in a bit. He didn't want to leave. I didn't want him to leave. I had to come back on Monday to pay the mortgage at our bank. Then I realized. Why not come back tonight, stay the night then do that chore and go back to the other house tomorrow afternoon or evening. That way I'm not driving twice in the same day and I get to sleep over. This will be good and it's been nice being with Chris. I'm quite stressed again as new bad issues have surface about the business side of this. I'll have to make some phone calls tomorrow I'm not looking forward to.

I made good progress while I was away. I have boxed nearly all the books in the office now. I found a faster way to do it. Before I was flipping through all of them and sorting them into categories like English and Spanish. Then I quit sorting and just flipped through them because my mother started to read all of them and would put papers, book marks and envelopes in all of them. So freaking annoying. Nothing is easy when it comes to her crap. I'm so mad at her even after death she's still pissing me off and making things hard for me. Then I said screw it. I put all of them in boxes regardless if they have stuff in them or not. I've been marking the boxes "Check 4 bookmarks" later. I've got to get everything out of that damned house already and this went way faster. I really need to step things up too. I'll use the same strategy with everything unless it's a breakable item that has to be carefully wrapped. But I just need to stop sorting. Sorting will come later. I need to toss everything into boxes fast and get them out. So now the goal is to finish one room at a time this way and clear it so that only big furniture is left. I was originally sorting things as Trash, Storage and Goodwill. Goodwill is for any charity place that will take it not just Goodwill. Well I think that needs to stop unless it's out right garbage. Pack it all for storage then sort what goes to charity and what we keep for garage sales. That should help get everything out faster.

Chris and I took everything to the storage today. We have two units now and I'm moving everything from the small one to the big one. We took two loads and then moved nearly everything out of the small one. Chris has made progress in the yard at our house so that's basically done and we just need to empty our garage and get the black car in there and out of sight. Then that stupid business with the county should be taken care of. I can't believe how much Chris and I got done today though. It's really coming along.

My realtor's been great too. She told me about this consignment shop that should pick up most of the furniture for free. If they sell it I should get a cut of what they make. It's money I don't have so all of it will be profit for me. I'd like to get as much as possible but right now I just don't have the time to find the right buyers or the storage to put lots of big furniture to wait for the right buyers.

I got an email from my Jeep dealer about the Florida Birding Festival this weekend. There is one particular boat tour they are promoting to an island that is a bird sanctuary in Tampa Bay. I signed up for it. I am a bit disappointed that I'll be going alone. Chris would have loved this and wanted to go but with all the stupidity going on with the other house and the clean up at this house for the county he can't take any days off from work I don't think. I already bought 1 ticket. So mixed feelings. I'm happy to be going on such a cool thing then get in free to the Florida Aquarium but not happy I won't share this with Chris.

I didn't get any new art done while I was away but I have written the entire script for the comic of Dawn of Fear. That's always a good first step in making my comics so now I can tell it will be no longer than 10 pages most likely. Yes I need a short comic as my others have been long and difficult.
So I'll probably be gone again but Chris will watch my accounts as that idiot spammer found out. Thanks guys for all the budgies and jokers there to push it all out.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on October 10th, 2016 09:50 am (UTC)
That's a good idea to stay over and not travel the two directions in one day. Also, you got to spend more time with Chris!

I'm glad you have found ways to progress faster at the other house, too. It's also good that your realtor knew of the furniture shop. That should take a lot of hassle out of that.

I am glad that you are taking some time out to go on the birding trip. It's a pity Chris can't go but if he can't go that can't be helped. I'm sure it will be a good break for you.

Desthagirion on October 10th, 2016 12:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah it was a good decision. So now I can take care of stuff here and head back over there.
I hope this shop will work out for me with the furniture.
Yeah I need a break so I think a nice birding trip will be good. It's too bad Chris cant come but we need the money so he has to work.
actipton80actipton80 on October 10th, 2016 03:50 pm (UTC)
Well, I think boxing now and sorting later is a good idea. Also, it's good that the realtor found a consignment shop that will pick up the furniture at the other house.

Please take pics of your birding trip. It sounds like it will be fun.