I am moved in and mostly settled. For the time being, I'm dubbing my new home "The Closet", as it is 1. very small, and 2. I've got lots of stuff, well, stuffed in the closet.
I was surprised at the stuff I actually did have. I view myself as, while not quite minimalist, certainly not overly prone to consumerism. But my aching back hurts from moving something, for sure. Pebbles and Slater did an admirable job of helping me move. Honestly, they did the heavy lifting. I had most everything packed up and in one area of the house. I'd rented a 17 foot truck and they just backed it up and started loading. That was the easy part. Figuring out that the truck was too tall to come into the parking garage was the hard part. We ended up using Pebbles' Matrix as sort of the wheelbarrow. We'd offload from the truck to the Matrix and then ferry the stuff up to the third floor. But it's all in now and sort of sorted out.
Yesterday was spent unpacking and searching for a shower curtain. Honestly, I went to about four stores looking for a shower curtain and could find nothing I liked. So for now, I've got just a liner up. But it's coming together.
Pebbles pointed out that I now have two more hours each day. Two hours that I no longer spend commuting to and from work. Two hours is significant. I feel like I need to put the time to good use. After work I think I'll hit a CODA meeting. Normally I attend on Friday nights, but it may be time for a change there too.
Sandy came into to town and I took us to dinner last night. We had a good long talk about Bick, alcoholism and alanon. I don't know if she will go, but I gave her the info. She did tell me that SadieLu is mourning my move as well as her dad. I do miss my life there and I will continue to do so, I'm sure.
I did get up an avail myself of the fancy new workout facilities that The Closet offers. It is in the other building and it's both a physical and mental exercise to even get there. It's like this maze that you have to find your way through, but I did and I had the place to myself this morning. Plus, cable tv! Yay. I don't have a tv nor internet nor a radio, so it's pretty quiet around here. But I do have books and I plan to read a good deal.
It is also my plan to live as much of my life on foot as possible. Which means NOT IN HEELS, so I've begun the search for comfortable, cute, stylish shoes that are not tennis shoes and don't make my feet look more gun-boaty that they already do. I'd be six foot tall if I didn't have so much turned under for feet!
I had a good conversation with Bick over the weekend. I don't know if I will impose a "no talk" rule or not. Right now, that just seems too hard on both of us. I'll play this part by ear and trust my judgment.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Spend your time wisely.