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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