The Accountant's Garden

Scheduled non-accounting weeks: April 10-14, 2017 June 12-16, 2017 July 24-28, 2017

Sunday, June 20, 2004

We're in the process of moving...still! We are tired, sore, and have had a weekend where everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. Our storage unit was too small, we ran out of boxes and packing materials, got ourselves locked out of the house we were house-sitting, and suffered a few injuries. But, other than that, it's been a pretty typical move.

Too bad that we can't do that every day.

The cats have been moved successfully, though, and are getting acclimated to their new digs. We will be completing our move later this week, with the rest of our belongings being sent to yet another storage facility and a little spare time to clean up the house before escrow closes 4 days later than it should. I guess that worked out for the best.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Today I woke with aches and pains in muscles that I had forgotten existed. Yes, there are muscles that can be strained on the bottoms of your feet. However - we have accomplished the moving of pianos and more of our things are in boxes today than there were yesterday. We still have a long way to go yet - all three bedrooms and the kitchen.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

I have a very good reason for the lack of posting for the last month. In mid-May, we put our house on the market and it's been chaos ever since. First, there was the anxiety and anticipation of cleaning and setting the stage for potential buyers. Next, there was the intrusion of our privacy as people traipsed through our home day and night. And finally, the disbelief as offer after offer came in on the house.

Within one week, we selected an offer and began the closing process. Currently, all contingencies have been lifted and all we have to do is pack up all of our belongings (they're headed for storage for six months until our new house is ready for us). We have less than 10 days, and only a few things done.

In the midst of all this life-changing stress, we've lost former President Reagan. Our nation (and many others outside our nation) mourns, and I've pondered throughout the past few days, in between times of getting teary-eyed, why the passing of Reagan is so significant. It's true that he hasn't been in office or the public service for many years, but I think that President Reagan symbolized all that a hero and a great leader should be. He stood his ground for what he believed was right. And I am afraid that there will not be more leaders of his character, moral fiber and perseverence.