Tuesday, July 29, 2014

3 days until D-day

Our big departure for France happens in less than 72 hours!

We got back from a 2-week trip to California (Eric's family reunion and a visit to my sister) late Friday night. I feel paralyzed with how much we have to get done in the next 3 days.

Here's a sampling of what we've done since we came home from California:
  • Installed 3 storm windows that were being repaired
  • Scraped and repainted the brick moulding that holds the 4 French doors in our living room
  • Finished painting and trimming the French doors--we'll get them put back up tomorrow
  • Repaired a heavily rotted/damaged 6-pane window with Abatron WoodEpox. I need to sand it down tomorrow and then install the new glass and glazing. 
  • Mowed the lawn
  • Pulled endless weeds and took out lots of poison ivy. (Stink eye at our neighbor, who has an enormous poison ivy vine--more like sizable tree--growing up their sugar maple. I offered to take care of it for them, but they said no. So we get hundreds of poison ivy seedlings in our yard and gardens every year.)
  • Cleaned out and washed our fridge and freezer
  • Started washing our kitchen cupboards inside and out
  • Repainted 3 radiators in the kitchen and dining room
  • Painted the dining room window
  • Packed the kids' clothes (most of them, at least)
  • Packed my own clothes...still have shoes and accessories/toiletries left to pack
  • Mended several items of clothing since I won't have a sewing machine in France...unless of course I buy one secondhand :)
I also have 2 tenants to move out on Thursday and 3 new ones to move in before we leave.

I have so many things to take care of that I haven't been able to sleep well at night...maybe 4 hours a night. Then I lie in bed thinking of all the things I need to do.

I can't wait until we pull out of our driveway and head to the airport.

I'm starting to fall asleep at the computer. Bonne nuit!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, the only word that comes to mind. I am excited for your trip and your new place and the glorious pics of your growing children. Keep on at your current rate of productivity and you cannot lose.


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