Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I am feeling held hostage by this carpeting project. It needed to be done - I don't think the flooring in our house has been updated since it was built in the early 1990s. Hopefully we won't get to enjoy it for too long - we will be calling our realtor soon to put the house on the market.
Sunday night we moved a bedroom's worth of furniture and *stuff* to the other two bedrooms. We have been sleeping all squished into a little area, surrounded by bookcases and dressers. Luckily we managed to set up the mattresses, so my sleep hasn't suffered *too* much. Yesterday the two guys were here for about six hours (!!!) putting in the new vinyl flooring and laying carpet for part of the upstairs. Today they are finishing the part they started, and they will be doing part of our downstairs carpet. AAAAAHHH
There is so much furniture to move, and it's hard to deal with this because Brad works from about 3:00-11:00. I have been staying up until he gets home so I can talk to him about what we need to do. But I am also getting up early to get things ready for the house. Someone has to do it - he's been a big help, but I do most of the stuff right now because I'm not working and he is.
I can't wait until this is over so I can go back to my normal schedule. I haven't been running in almost a week (and I can give you a million excuses why), I have either allergies or a cold (I think it's allergies) and it's driving me bonkers. I constantly go back and forth between feeling really hopeful for a job and really pessimistic about the prospects.
I have to keep reminding myself that this carpet thing is a HUGE step forward in selling the house. For those of you that know me, you know that we've been talking about selling the house for YEARS. It's kind of surreal to think that this is actually happening now. I still haven't quite come to terms with having lost my job - I think it's really going to hit me this fall when I don't go back to my old school.
But anyway, here are some good things I have to look forward to:
- this weekend, my best friend and I are going to a wine festival. We are camping out and drinking wine. Perfect.
- next Wednesday I'm going into NYC with my mom and brother to see the musical "Once" - I can't wait. I love Broadway.
- I have a triathlon next weekend! I'm not prepared but I'm going to have fun anyway.