It's At The Other House

Oy! What a weekend. We are trying desperately to get moved. Things are not going well.

Don't even ask me about the computer monitor I sent skidding across the intersection when I was making a right turn onto our new road. Note: ALWAYS double check to make sure that a car door is securely closed, NEVER just assume that it is. As my favorite 8th grade teacher Mrs. Clark taught us: To assume is to make an ass out of u and me. Been there, done that.

Currently, Treebeard is in the process of switching out the 3-prong cord on our ancient dryer with one of those new fangled 4-prong jobs that are now required by law in new construction. He switched to working on the dryer because the towel rack he was installing has a slight problem - it came from the factory with a cross-threaded screw. Despite a valiant effort on his part, he was unable to extract said screw. We purchased the towel rack from Lowe's and that is a 30-mile drive one-way. We had not figured that into our weekend timeline so returning defective merchandise will just have to wait a bit.

Plus every time we are at the old house we find that we need something that is at the new house. Everytime we are at the new house we discover that what we need is at the old house. The constant refrain rings through the air: It's at the other house!

And then there are the cats! Two at the old house having a glorious time running around getting into mischief, and two at the new house "helping" us move in. We need four cats like we need extra holes in our heads but darn it, they are just such sweet kitties! Oh yeah, Treebeard found the K key!!! It was, by some miracle and trick of physics, behind the monitor on the computer table. Yes, the very same monitor that I trashed by sending it skidding across the intersection...oy


Marvin said...

Y'all hang in there. It's bound to get better.

BTW: I thought of you when I came across this.

nina said...

With distance between houses, it's bound to be a major frustration.

I know what, "I left it in my other jeans," can be like!
I sometimes wonder if people who routinely own 2 homes struggle with thi.
(or probably have 2 of everything!)

Anonymous said...


This too will pass once you're done moving. In answer to Nina's question, since I have two homes, yes we do struggle with this and yes I ended up purchasing duplicates of many things to avoid the senior forgetfulness! I imagine that the towel rack was made in China. I found that if Lowe's products are missing parts you can call them and they'll mail you the parts thus avoiding another trip to the store.
Two kitties at new house, does this mean that Honda and Weasel have not found homes? Or did more kitties come out of the woods?

woverman said...

Monitor skidding... sounds like a Physics experiment to me!

Susan said...

The good news is...

1) You're motivated. (You HAVE to finish moving.)
2) You'll probably live through this adventure.
3) The modum didn't also hit the road.
4) You're burning calories. :)
5) When it's all done, you're in a beautiful new house.