Monday, March 14, 2011

Between

I am between right now--between two times, between two houses, between school and vacation (it's spring break at the college, but not at the U). This house is emptying; the other is beginning to fill. Already it doesn't echo the way it did. The shelves in the pantry, though it still needs to be fixed, are stocked with cans and boxes from the pantry here. The drawers in the bedroom are almost full. There are now new sheets and a matching coverlet on the bed.
We figured that the new mattress, meant to shield us from the hard slats of a bed without a box spring, is too big to accommodate the sheets we have now, which are old and shrunken from many washings. I will have to buy some more. Steinmart! I hope they have a coupon this weekend. If not, it'll have to wait till they do.
Today after yoga, the neighbor, who is out of work, will take me to the consignment store for rugs and whatever other little odds and ends I can get there. I will pay him for that. I'm not sure how much is fair.

2 comments:

Robin said...

Glad to hear that things are shaping up for you. Things have been crazy busy here, and I'm sorry I've been away for awhile. It should clear up for us by midweek. Hope you're having fun with all the shopping and home designing work!

Don't know how much too pay the neighbor, but you should figure in gas and the amount of time you spend in the stores, since the neighbor's time is being used as well as your own for these errands.

Also, a kind neighbor will often insist that you pay less than you offer. Hope it's not too expensive for you, since it is clear that all the expenses for this move are piling up. Still, if you have to have bills and expenses, at least you have something to show for them--a home, a REAL home, decorated to your taste. I am so excited for you!

Robbi said...

He asked for $20. and gas. Fair enough. But we didn't connect today. We'll have to do it tomorrow.