The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433 Message #4012389
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
07-Oct-19 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Not good news about Susan; may she have some recovery soon! And glad to hear Pete is scheduled! Sooner is better.
Mags dogs are a lark. I am still happy with our stuffy on the hearth! Or especially so when I read her posts!
Friday was a big day! R's long dreaded presentation was accomplished with great assist from Eph. It was very well received and people wanted more info - history of the "old port" area of Montreal which is now slated for redevelopment. A step forward for the Project.
On Friday, I had gone to the mill and in my trekking picked up a choc pie (YUM!) and, as I was passing Bo Thai, picked up a take out of his fav General Tao. Txted him that I had a special meal for him so he excused himself from the "gang" and was home by 6 for his special celebratory meal; he was high on success! And relief! And in bed by 7:30 for 13 hour sleep.
Sat am, we started out with the needful things in house but he had to go to city to show that house. An afternoon nap ensued. Then a major blowup resulting from the stress of the last couple months. We realized that I had been under as much stress as he and sorted ourselves out: that was a major de-clutter.
Sunday, windows were closed, the ceiling of basement cleaned of black mold, clutter removed from hallway, agreed to move guest room upstairs and his gonna be office downstairs (this had been weighing on him), sorted furniture in TV/sewing room so it is now usable. More, of course, to be done but it de-cluttered our beings to make decisions and changes and be "normal" again. A load of laundry concluded the work day as he had worked in his good pants and needed them for today!
Today, he turned off the fans in basement that were pulling -heated!- air out of house! I had closed off the heated part as much as possible but we need a door between main house and the addition (he measured for this and hopes he has one). In the meantime, a foam mattress is serving! Then we can heat the bathroom only. It is a BIG house and expensive to heat so we need to look at better ways.
Off he went today, after a good BF, in clean clothes to attend the presentation by the architect of the Project. R will be able to help field questions knowing his concepts have been well received!
Life feels so much better today. I had actually reached a low point where it did not matter if food was rotting in the frig. So, here we are, a rainy day and cool but R planted the remaining plants and we re-potted the Brugmansia and put it in place in the upstairs hall, access to a double, south facing window, branches stretching from wall to wall! I will have much stretching and bending exercise picking up the leaves and blooms as they fall. And watering and feeding "The Beast". On a sunny day, I shall photo it and post on FB. We are thrilled with it and happy to have a space for this unique "house" plant.
Tomorrow the weekly English classes resume. We are, or I am, going to Beaver for Canadian Thanksgiving weekend! The fall colours are going to peak.