Some Days Are Hard

We’ve been packing and sorting like a couple of dervishes … deconstructed our tin shed, in an afternoon! … the one it took us an entire bloody summer to build. There were extenuating circumstances, but still.

Going - In spite of being in total darkness and under a layer of industrial rubber, the bamboo, still managed to get this far - my kinda bamboo!

Going – In spite of being in total darkness and under a layer of industrial rubber, the bamboo, still managed to get this far – my kinda bamboo!

Going-er - The amount of spider's nests we had to clean off the walls, even this early in the season, was ... well, quite terrifying really

Going-er – The amount of spider’s nests we had to clean off the walls, even this early in the season, was … well, quite terrifying really

Gone - As though it was never there, except for the disgruntled spiders and flat bamboo stems, of course

Gone – As though it was never there, except for the disgruntled spiders and flat bamboo stems, of course

Nuts and bolts - I think we even managed to find all the ones we dropped on the gravel as we worked

Nuts and bolts – I think we even managed to find all the ones we dropped on the gravel as we worked

We’ve reduced our kitchen possessions to only the things that will go in the RV with us, rather than our usual abundant pots-n-pans-n-dishes-n-spoons, etc. It’s a learning curve.

All the packing debris on the floors was getting a little ridiculous so I, in a fit of insanity, vacuumed it all up.

Then, because we had two consecutive days without rain, and the front lawn … segue – Mrs Widds and I have come to an agreement. Wherever we end up, there will be no lawn. Patches and paths of grass or some other soft-to-the-toes herb will be welcome, but lawns, and their idle, yet labour-intensive, ways, will be banished from the Queendom! … un-segue-ing … needed to be cut before it grew beyond the capabilities of our trusty little lawnmower, that started right up with nary a cough or splutter after it’s long season stored away with spiders and stray tendrils of bamboo for company.

Yesterday was, in fact, a maintenance day, and necessary because we still have to live here for another twenty-something days.

Today however … today, saw me tucked up in bed with numerous hot water bottles strewn about my person, moaning and groaning with some sort of tummy upset. Tucked up in bed that is, in-between bouts of sitting on the toilet, moaning and groaning just as loudly.

Two consecutive days, equally hard, for very different reasons.

I’m now going back to bed to moan and groan some more, and will spring forth renewed on the morrow. The packing of boxes and sorting of treasures, wait for no woman or an upset tummy.

43 comments on “Some Days Are Hard

  1. Susie Lindau says:

    How exciting! Sounds like you’ll be embarking on an amazing adventure!

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    • Widdershins says:

      I’m surrounded by the complete chaos of packing right now … I’m sure I’ll look back on this part fondly … when in a month or two, or three, or … πŸ˜€

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  2. cagedunn says:

    You didn’t let one of them spideys have a nibble, did you?
    Doing that job got me a red-back bite on the neck with similar symptoms, plus a lot of pain in the head, neck and back.

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  3. Your tummy problems could be a virus, as there has been a lot of it going around over here, Widds… I have to ask, are you taking the shed with you?

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  4. Ian Hutson says:

    We never realise quite what (or how much) we’ve got until we try to move it (and/or get rid of it). Mighty work indeed. You’ll have muscles like Ms Charlene Atlas by the tume you’ve finished. Won’t be able to do anything with them of course, since you’ll be too knackered, but you’ll have them nonetheless. πŸ™‚

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  5. Good grief. The very thought of all that would put me off going anywhere

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  6. Sounds like you are in for a great few months ahead.

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  7. quiall says:

    I am sending good thoughts through the ether, I hope you catch them.

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  8. Tish Farrell says:

    A mammoth enterprise, Widders, but bravo, you and the Mrs. New path and prospects firming up. Just need to be rid of pesky bug. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  9. acflory says:

    Bits and pieces just seem to sneak in when you’re not looking until, suddenly, there’s a house full of stuff. Commiserations on both the maintenance, packing and the tummy problems. 😦

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  10. I hope you are feeling better!
    I am excitedly watching your upcoming adventure as me and The Man will be embarking on a new adventure of our own. Change seems to be in the air.

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  11. I feel for you. Last week I was groaning and moaning from overdoing it. Good work with taking down the shed! I’m very impressed that bamboo grows well with snow and cold. I ought to look it up. I’ve always thought it was a tropical or subtropical plant. May make sense why the bamboo in our yard hasn’t grown much in 5 years.

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  12. I hope you’re feeling better now. What a project. This makes me never want to move!

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