One Month

That’s how long we have owned the house and I would say we have about half the things unpacked. 

We have rearranged the kitchen twice.

We painted everything but the stairwell.

We had new flooring put in downstairs. We stained and put up trim around said floors.

The 27th they install a new bathroom counter top.

We are still not organized enough for me and have half a dozen kitchen boxes to unpack.

We have taken long walks around the property.

We have enjoyed drinks on the deck as the sun sets.

We have enjoyed stars as the sun sets earlier and earlier. ?

First week of work!

Today marks the end of the first week of work on the house.

We have painted the downstairs.

Torn down the shelves in my office.

Painted the master bedroom.

And destroyed the upstairs bathroom. The wall paper was applied directly to the drywall so the glue sealed the paper and drywall surface together. So now we need to prime, then spackle, then prime and then paint! With maybe some wall texture thrown in if we can’t do a good job with the spackle.

I am exhausted and sore all over. It took me from noon to midnight with Christy’s help from about 3 and on, to strip all the paper. Then Kris and I spent a couple hours today cleaning the walls of debris and residual paper. What a mess!

Tomorrow we rest. Chat with family (me) and game (Kris).  Tuesday we get back at it with priming the bathroom and taping a bedroom. I will pack a few boxes tomorrow and dremmel the dogs nails too. Provides I can raise my arms.

Rough Day

Woke up this morning with a knot in my neck/shoulder that hurts when I turn my head or tilt my head back.

Then I was throwing treats for Twitch and he started pooping in the house.

My foot still hurts.

So I am having a rough day.

I thought about taking the dogs to the dog park, but if they should take off or get into it with another dog, my inability to move quickly could hamper their safety.

I thought about taking them to the new house to run a bit, but same scenario but with wildlife. 

I could try taking them for walks but I know they will pull through excitement and I’m not sure my foot is ready.

I can’t do the things I want to do and that is bringing me down. Add to that the pain in my foot, the neck spasm and the stress of shelling out $43k on a house that has been nothing short of stressful and I’m a mess. I don’t know how to fix me. 

I miss Kris. He is traveling this week. He slows me down and frustrates me but he keeps me sane. He helps me and takes care of me. Even if I don’t think I need it, I do. 


Feeling overwhelmed by the house decisions and our current state of brokenness. I need about $5k more to pay others to clean, paint, move and redo the carpet. Anyone want to gift me with some money? Sigh.
Small steps. Break down the pieces. 

Whine, whine, whine

I’m going to whine a bit.

After I got off the family call last night I played with the pups. After working with them, some dog (probably Vader) peed in the garage. I have cleaned up pee just about everyday for a week now and I’m sick of it. Either in the garage, the house or on the patio. So Vader is going back to restricted access to teach him that peeing in the garage is NOT ok. Also my whole body hurts. My leg/foot hurts when in the boot. My left knee now has a sharp pain on bending even without weight bearing. My back hurts, my left foot hurts. I’m a mess and I’m about done with all this bullshit. But there is nothing I can do but keep on living this nightmare. I can’t walk, I can’t exercise the dogs properly, I shouldn’t drive and it hurts when I do. It’s a disaster!

At least it feels like it to me. I know it’s all minor stuff that will pass but fuck! It’s a whole bunch of bullshit all at once.