It's been two weeks since we started moving our stuff on the bus. It seems like forever and even though we live in a small place and are going to an even smaller one, it feels like every time we transport stuff to the apartment, more magically appears in the cottage. Tomorrow a friend is bringing a load. We missed a trip the other day because there was hail, heavy sleet showers, thunder, and freezing rain. It seemed like a good idea to avoid slippy footpaths (sidewalks), especially because the walk to the bus stop would involve carrying heavy/awkward bags which could throw off the balance. Ice makes me very nervous. I have spikes for my shoes, but they don't help on a thin layer of hail/sleet or black ice.That put us a bit behind--I was going to bring frozen food to put in the freezer there so I could defrost the freezer here and keep it off. Instead I defrosted the freezer and had to turn it on again. Not ideal, but it's a busy week and if I didn't do it then I wouldn't have had time.
One way or another, this part of the process will be over in a couple of days. I am looking forward to that. I don't like to be busy, especially for an extended period of time and last night my back/hip started seizing up if I moved the wrong way, so this is wearing a bit thin at this point. But this kind of thing is to be expected. I've slowed down and try to be careful with my back, which continues to act up.
Because we've been going back and forth on the bus, and we have to get things upstairs, we've been packing bags and emptying them before catching the bus back here. These are easier to carry on and off the bus and up the stairs than boxes would be. I also wear a bulky sweater each time we go and leave it there--saves room in the bags. We have half an hour to get stuff unpacked and get back to the bus. That means that we have stuff in piles in various places around the apartment--no time to put things away. I will live with the piles for the weekend. I plan to clear off enough counter space to use the kitchen and to make sure the bed is clear. My big weekend plans involve a lot of sleeping! Then we will start putting things away next week.
So we're both tired, frazzled, and achy--our spring chicken days are well behind us. But this too shall pass. Hope it's a nice day in your part of the world!