What a crazy, whirlwind weekend this has been. Not a moment to stop and sit, running all the time. Needless to say, I'm tired, worn all the way through and somewhat cranky. :)
Today, however, I don't believe I have to leave this house, and that is more than fine with me. Although if I keep with plans made for this day, I will be busy packing boxes to move and getting ready for a long, hard week of work. I am going to try to commute, although just the idea makes me tired, I am already working most days from open to close, which is eleven hours, add three and a half hours of commuting to that, I'm wondering how long that will last. I can stay in Des Moines, but I don't want to stay in a hotel anymore, I am really, really tired of that. I guess I will just have to see. I do know that I need to iron and get a week's worth of clothes ready today, there will be no time for any of that each day. If you all knew how iron challenged I was, you would laugh. Mark is no better, and he is ex-military! I really thought that a military man had to be a good ironer. But anyway, I generally add more wrinkles than take them out, it's almost funny.
We did spend (waste) all day on Saturday looking at apartments. No go, on any of them. Most of them just won't take a Chow. They will take a dog, in some cases, even a big dog, but they will not take her breed. The only one that actually said they would, I just won't live in. Ugh. We did find another one that would suit our needs but in the long run, it will run way more money than the apartment I told you all about last week, so we will be calling first thing tomorrow to find out if the one that I described to you then is still available. It was the one that was in among the shops and restaurants...do you remember? It probably is no longer available, things like that don't last too long, if so, then I have no idea what we will do. It will just have to fall into place, I am out of energy to worry about it. So, I will attempt to start packing up this place, even though I have zero idea to what location we will take all this stuff.
Yesterday, we went to the ICS, we hadn't seen Craig for quite awhile. He is tired and worn out, but making it. He has a huge amount of responsibility now, and that is alot to ask of a 23-but-will-be-24-this-Thursday. He is doing a really good job, though. Janelle was there, working with him yesterday. It was good to see the both of them. Then we took a break and went to my favorite place, had a few beers and took a time out. We got in somewhat late, although before midnight, and I am feeling it all today. I spent a good portion of my morning yesterday trying to clean this place up, and that is just a waste of time, so much of what had been here all these years has been gotten rid of, that attempting to make it look like my home once again is just stupid. I just cannot live among a mess, and there is no way to avoid it right now. Someone just blink me into the new place, all unpacked and ready to go, will ya?
The weather here last night was down right scary, as I know it has been in so many places. Tornado's too close for comfort, seven dead here in Iowa, alone. What a strange weather year. And they say the storm season is just beginning.
Well, I have bills to pay, money to deposit and a race to watch, although I already know who won...but I may just watch all six hours today...You all have a wonderful, wonderful day today. :)