I just realized that today is the last day of November. I have to say, I'm glad to see this month go and HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY to see December arrive!
Since I stopped working at the beginning of May, I've been here at the mountain house almost constantly... but my TV and my favorite chair... have not been. I have this big old tv that I "inherited" in my last divorce that is too big to fit in any of the cars we have. It's out of date, it's bulky and heavy and it's not HD but it's mine and it works fine. Up until last Christmas we didn't have tv here at all and then my parents got a nice one as a Christmas gift. Last April we added satellite so we could use the tv for more than watching dvds. But ALLLLLL this time I've been without a tv in the Whine Cellar and tomorrow that comes to an end. The tv was Uhauled up last night and unloaded this morning and tomorrow (yes, on a Sunday) the DISH guy will be here to hook it up! I will have broadcast tv in my Whine Cellar! And as my dad says, they'll never see me again. Now I don't have to drag my laptop and my sippy cup and my chapstick and camera and whatever else I'm going to need during the day upstairs to set up camp in the living room. Now I can just use MY living room and hang out in my own little nest!
(animal beds all over the place because I kept the zoo down here in the basement so that they wouldn't get underfoot or escape through an open door).
There's a lot to be done around here. I keep telling my mom that she's got the rest of her life to unpack but it will be nice to get things tidied up so we can decorate for Christmas. I've got a stack of gifts that need to be wrapped (can't find the wrapping paper that I KNOW we have leftover from last year and I refuse to buy more when I know it's here somewhere!) and no, I haven't addressed the first card yet... even when you don't have to do anything, there's always so much to do!
We were able to feed the moving crew with Thanksgiving leftovers and my leftover potato soup from last week. And my yummy poundcake. It was chilly but otherwise a good time of year to move, I think. Not that I actually moved anything, but in theory. I tried to take a few pictures of the moving crew but it seems that I mostly got pictures of people standing around.