8.17.2007

***still no photos***

what a week.
not as we expected.
there was still work to be done.
well after we hoped to stop the clock.

we knew that there will
always be some work to do
on the house -
such is the nature of
being landlords -
but we were not done
with the work
we wanted to do
before the moved in.
and that was
discouraging for herb.

discouraging
might be an understatement.
i actually had to hide
tools and window anchors
in an effort to enforce a
non-negotiable break.

it didn't work.

you know what
i have to say about that?
c'est la vie.

yep.

it is okay.
o
k
a
y

at this point
most of the projects
are herb projects
but i am doing things
like
laundry
groceries
and generally trying
to restore us
and our home
to a state of normalcy
and health.

we are tired.
we are quiet.
we have not quite
put our feet back down on the ground yet.
but we are doing little
things to help.

like, i finally made
an over due doctor's appointment
and i bought a new daytimer.
i am going through
weeks
of
emails
and
bills
and rectifying my lack of response.

herb is no longer working until 2am.
and this morning, he sat in his jammies
until at least 9am.
and then
he took himself
and his newspaper
out to breakfast -
the ultimate act of
self-pampering
for this guy.
so good.

my heart is heavy.
this happens
when i am tired
and out of my
routines.
my tummy is anxious
with its list of undone's
looming over it.
my body is shaky
and tired
but doesn't
quite know
what it wants or needs.

herb's commands to the
neighbor dog
to
be
quiet
have acquired
a new level
of
agitation.

this is apparently
what life for us
looks like after three
months of house buying
and remodeling.

the countertops
finally arrived yesterday
and they are beautiful!
more updates
and pictures soon.

our neighbors came
on wednesday.
they are equally
frazzled and tired.
moving is tough.
especially with
three
young
kiddos.
yikes.

but we had dinner with them
last night.
and it was really fun
to watch their children
laugh
&
play
and to talk with jodi.
and then i got to
cuddle my sweet man
while his exhausted little self
fell asleep so fast last night.

shared meals
and funny kids playing
and good conversation.
and comforting my man.

life is coming back again.

2 Comments:

Blogger shelly b said...

just to let you know. I will never be a landlord. way to much work!

8:26 AM, August 19, 2007  
Blogger RachelDenbow said...

me neither. we were apartment managers and that was enough for me.
You guys should be on that show on TLC, 'Flip That House'. I'll sign you up, k?

Love the way you wrote this post. Its beautiful.

3:35 PM, August 22, 2007  

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