The lightbulb, it goes on
Wednesday July 10th 2013, 10:34 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare,Family,Life,Lupus

My brother and his daughters are coming in two weeks. They are driving from Colorado. We shall tour the Aquarium with them. We can’t wait!

And it dawned on us tonight that that means the yarn room–you know, the one with all the projects for book one and the successes and rejects and hmm maybe I should improve on this ones let me think about its for my long-delayed second book idea, plus the yarns to go with, all of it has to be emptied and put somewhere else–and not in the other two bedrooms they’ll be staying in.

Oh goodness.

Not to mention the fact that a friend was desperate to get rid of her late grandmother’s hospital bed as she closed down her house for selling, and it happened to be between when a doctor sat me down and explained to me just what that scan showed, trying to prepare me for the news, and when the biopsies came back–and they were negative. By that time we’d already helped the friend out and taken the thing off her hands on the grounds that it looked like I was going to need such a thing.

And having not gotten rid of the old twin bed in the yarn room yet, we simply put it upside down on top, mechanics-side up. Where else you gonna put it?

I wondered if we should pass it along now that we didn’t need it and my husband thought bluntly that given the last ten years… Yeah, might as well keep it so we have it when we need it.

Or not. We could figure it out later, there was no hurry.

But in two weeks…

Which is why I was sorting socks. Makes sense, right?

(Edited to add: there is no basement. There is no attic. Not in this California Eichler.)

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Nothing like an impending visit to make you get things all sorted out. Or stashed. Hope today’s dawn adds clarity. And brings some strong muscles to move things around.

Comment by DebbieR 07.11.13 @ 5:47 am

Visitors are a good way to get the place shoveled out. They will be happy to sleep anywhere, just to get to see you. BTW, those hospital beds take 3 men and a boy to move them–I know.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.11.13 @ 7:26 am

in my experience, most CA homes have no basement, few have a really usable attic — we used our garage as “that” space when we were there — never to park a car

good luck with all that sorting!

Comment by bev 07.11.13 @ 7:54 am

Good luck. We have the shed-mahal, but still…

Comment by Channon 07.11.13 @ 8:32 am

Oh,they WILL enjoy the Monterey Bay Aquarium! Be sure to not miss the sea otters.

Comment by Donald Meyer 07.11.13 @ 8:56 am

In California, all you’ve got is the garage–or the back yard if it’s the dry season . . .

Comment by LauraN 07.11.13 @ 9:53 am

I guess I need company to come to clean out my spare bedroom. But I’m glad I don’t have an immediate deadline!

Comment by Renee 07.11.13 @ 3:52 pm

Public Storage – just for a month … There’s one not far from you at Rengstdorff and Old Middlefield.

Comment by Anne 07.11.13 @ 5:00 pm

Oh, it is always scary when I have to clean up the fiber room for guests. At least I don’t have to worry about providing extra blankets – they can just roll up in a fleece or two!

Comment by twinsetellen 07.14.13 @ 11:13 am

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