Friday, July 13, 2012

~ Continuing Saga ~

Wow! Finally a break from the heat wave. The last couple of days we've had temps in the lower 90's with virtually no humidity. We've all been on melt down around here. Main street has been a ghost town, even the restaurants were slow. I'm not sure how long it's suppose to last, we haven't hit mid July yet, August and parts of September can sometimes be just as brutal.

Packing up a shop full of merchandise is a daunting task, for a small shop there is a LOT of merchandise here. I spent all of Friday afternoon, the whole weekend and part of Monday getting it packed and labeled. I wanted to pack like things together so when I unpack it will be like getting in new shipments of merchandise. My hands, fingers and neck are so sore I can't even tell you. Mr. Arthur, his cousin Itis and any other family member related to the Itis brothers is rearing it's ugly head. Work must go on, so lots of Bayer and a long soak at night helps.

I've noticed over the last couple of days I've lost some followers, I'm sorry to see you go. I apologize for not having the time to get around to return visits let alone put together a post. Life is more hectic than normal right now. With all of this going on in the shop Mr. P has struggled with trying to keep up and follow each time I try to share with him what's happening in the shop. It's a rough time for him. I know he would give anything in the world to be able to help, he just can't. Bless his heart he just nods, smiles and says yeah right...

This week they took out the damage furniture and art pieces to be repaired. The base of the antique kitchen cabinet, the black piece that sits at the end of the day bed in the office. As well as the antique potty, a picture my Grandmother left us, and my Betty's table. The picture in front was a birthday gift from my Aunt Patty many many years ago.
Servpro has been wonderful through out this whole process. They've been so accommodating and caring about my things as well as my feelings. It shouldn't be too much longer and things should get back to semi-normal around here. The carpet and flooring for the powder room has been chosen, the pods and movers scheduled. I have a couple of things I'm working on so in a couple of weeks or so I should be up and running in new surroundings. Yippee Skippy!!
I still walk the dogs each evening, not over plush green grass as you can see, but over crunchy brown cracked ground. Our area is in a terrible drought. The farmers up north are already cutting what little corn they have. I'm not sure how the Crepe Myrtle bush is staying so green and lush, I couldn't pass up taking a shot of the one lone bloom.

Words cannot express how much I appreciate all the emails and those of you that take the time to stop by for a visit. I apologize for not getting back to you in a timely fashion, at the end of the day I'm totally and mentally just too worn out. I'll share the updates of the shop after it's completed. It's time to get things back on track 
and post fun, bright and happy things, not a room full of packed boxes or damaged furniture. 
hugs ~lynne ~
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Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Lynn, are they going to be able to repair the damaged furniture?
I know how hard packing up things can be...its not like when we were 20! Hopefully, the worst is behind you.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Lynne!

Don't worry... we all sometimes struggle with keeping up with our blogs.

We all lose followers too. Sometimes it is just because they have deleted their blog.

Just take care of yourself, family and the shop. We will be here for you :)

xoxo Bunny Jean

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have a lot to deal with. My count goes up and down, but figure in my case, I guess some get bored with me. :-D
We finally got some rain, so hoping my plants will perk up a bit.
Enjoy your weekend.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lynne...

Ohhh Girlfriend, I am just heartsick about all the damage that you have had to your shop and office! I've been out of the blogging loop for awhile and didn't realize that you had problems. I'm sooo sorry! Sending you lots of hugs and prayers for strength, etc. I can't even begin to imagine all the packing that you have had to do! But...looking ahead...and at the will seem like everything is brand new when everything is finished!!!

Love ya, sweet friend!

Anonymous said...

Lynne don't ever apologize for living life! Blogging is just a part of it now your life and we just enjoy hearing from you when you are able. No pressure here.

Sorry about all the itis- Hope you are feeling better soon- maybe a nice soak in the tub with some epsom salts!

bee blessed

Dolores said...

My heart and back ache with you for all that you're going through right now.... Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Jaikant Shardul said...

It's a quite interesting post.
anniversary flowers

Anonymous said...

Lynne, I'm so sorry about your damaged pieces and your shop. I loose followers sometimes too and try not to fret about it. You have your hands full, I know and I'm saying a prayer for you and Mr. P. Bless your heart. Take care of yourself and I hope you get some rain up your way!
Shelia ;)

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

So happy for you, Lynne, that things are starting to calm down and make some sense in the midst of all this calamity! Isn't it amazing that it always does? I always love your posts so I will always come back for more! Love and prayers are with you and Mr. P

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

Dear Lynne, It is always fun to find a new blog from you and I will always come back to see one. My thoughts and best wishes to you and Mr. P. Things will always get better when they are this bad! Heart to the sky! Love ya!

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

Lynne: this is my third post, I can't seem to get my comment published, but just wanted to say that I always enjoy your posts and I will always come back to try to find a new one! Best wishes and love to you and Mr P during this tough time. I wish I were there to help pack, because I am a good packer and would love to help.

9405018--Pat said...

Lynne, just take care of your self...whish i was a little closer so i could help you out...take care my friend..pat h

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

My goodness. So sorry about the damage you have in the shop! I gain & lose followers, too. For me, too, it's really a struggle getting a post especially these days. Oh, well, c'est la vie! Linda

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you Pat, I know you would if you could. Things are slowly falling into place. Stay cool over your way.
hugs ~lynne~

Julie said...

You are going through so many losses...followers, the damage at the shop, and your life partner. Not that Mr. P has passed but he is no longer the man you married. The tragedy of Alzheimer's is that we, the caregivers, are continually losing the person we remember so well. I hope that you are able to get some rest and that you will have time to renew your strength after this time of challenges.