Friday, July 1, 2011

Life In the Fast Lane

Welcome back to my out of control life. I don't even know where to begin. I went on a great cruise to Alaska with my parents, brothers and sisters, and their spouses the 5th of June. It was so much fun to be together, then we were home one day before we headed to San Antonio for Coles baptism. Then it was back to work plus lots of fun at Lagoon Saturday for our company employee day. I'm working like a crazy person trying to sell all my tickets to our Harry Potter Movie Premiere. I'm sad that it is the last one. It is a great marketing tool.

During all of this we had Steph, Larry, and family living with us while they were remodeling their new house and we have been torn up putting in new hardwood floors in our old living room and dining room plus trying to paint those rooms and finish painting trim and doors in the part we were remodeling last year. It is been crazy and of course, not a smooth journey...You know...things like the wood that was ordered and sitting in the way for 3 weeks to acclaimate before install was actually 4 inch instead of 5 so you have to start the process all over again and then the new floor finish is shiny while the old was satin. Stuff like that.

The fumes were so powerful that Steph and Larry moved to their house in the middle of their remodel just to escape ours. The floor does look beautiful though. However, the rooms are still empty because my husband left for Canada to a professional conference so wasn't here to help me move things back. Life is out of control and stressful.

My lastest news is my shipper who was supposed to be delivering my furniture from Round Top has disappeared. I'm sure I will never see my deposit money again. At this point I would be happy to just recover my furniture. I'm afraid the police/sheriff will have to be involved. I still have my fingers crossed that I can recover my treasures. I have made lots of phone calls to people who ship and run the shows down there and am hoping to hear something positive by the end of the day.

So, I am trying to not be overwhelmed with life and it's stresses and count my many a husband who is now safely home from Canada.

I will soon be off to Texas again for the birth of grandson #7. Woo Hoo! I'm counting my blessings. Can't wait to hopefully be there for the delivery and hold that sweet thing in my arms.

Thanks for letting me vent. I feel better now.


Thimbleanna said...

Wow. You're making my little house full of chaos (to include the pile of wood acclimating behind my back) sound like peanuts. At least it sounds like you're sneaking in a bit of fun -- I might put up with it all for an Alaskan cruise -- someday. I hope you find your renegade shipper -- that's awful!

whitney said...

First world problems.