Tuesday, May 15, 2007

SEARCHING HIGH AND LOW


I usually pride myself as being a somewhat organized person, with the major exception of my office. I don't file things away. NEVER. Don't ask me why. Well maybe it's jut not limited to the office. I have issues in other areas of the house too. Laundry is done and folded, just usually not put in drawers. HEY you haul it up two flights of stairs!!! And maybe... well sometimes I don't clean out the fridge every week like I probably should. There I've said it; I'm not perfect!!! Then again, I'm sure you weren't under the illusion I was anyways ;) And if you are orchestrating that you are... you're just fibbing!

Me and my husband are procrastinators too. We have a Little Tykes play center that is meant for smaller children that we've been meaning to list online - for over a year now. Now that we have a partially assembled new one in the backyard, probably high time we did something about it. We also have that stove that quit working a few months back that was in my office until last night. We finally listed them online. The stove free to go to whoever will take it off our hands (or we're taking it to the dump); the play center we're holding out for a good price. Last night we got calls for both. The play center is supposed to be picked up tonight. I'm not sure what's going on with the stove. Either way, I'm rid of both of them soon I hope.

So last night we hauled the stove into the garage as well as the pieces for the play structure. The only thing left to find are the swings, the main bolt and the instructions with the tie downs. The bolt... LOL you'd think we'd put that somewhere we could find it. We looked everywhere - it was driving us nuts looking for it. Finally I had an epiphany and went to the laundry room and low and behold, it was in this small plastic container. I remember seeing it from painting a few months back. I had no clue what it was, until I saw the similar piece on the new structure. The swings: I find ONE of the two swings, plus we decided to give away one of the baby swings as well. But where is the other swing? It's never even been used (the original swings). You'd think they'd be together but apparently not! We are still searching for it. Hopefully it's in the garage with the instructions for assembly and the tie downs. Who knows... but this gives you an idea that we aren't really as organized as I thought. Now our real problem is when we move (which is quite often) we never FULLY unpack everything. I know, I know - odd. But there are just boxes by the end of the move that we never get to. We figure if we haven't missed it for 2 years, we don't really need it anyways. That kinda backfired on us this time. Where or where is that swing?

On other news, my dad is being released from the hospital. They didn't do the surgery (which is good) because the medication got his eye pressure down. The CAT scan didn't show any obvious damage, but that doesn't rule out possible problems. At this point we'll take what we can get. He still has a hard time seeing anything out of the one eye, and still has floaters in the other. I guess only time will tell. He's already talking about going back to work, and coming out the first week of June to help build our deck. Honestly... you could cut off both his arms and he'd try to hammer with his mouth. Why do men insist on never taking the proper time to recover?

Today is a busy one: I have therapists for Kierra, I have to buy some clematis plants for the lattice work, get some more work done in the backyard, and it's soccer tonight!! Can I get a woot woot? Plus it's hubby's birthday tomorrow. I have to buy him a present! Not to mention a new memory stick for the new camera that wouldn't take my old memory stick. Catch ya on the flip side!

9 comments:

MamaLee said...

WOOT WOOT!

Well, you are preaching to the choir when it comes to procrastination and losing vital pieces of any kind of "puzzle."

That's why I get a dumpster here at leat once a year. It makes me go thru all the piles of CRAP I store in the basement, and gets me to throw out things I don't use, and find things that I swore were lost forever.

Which reminds me...


Have a great day!

Mom not Mum said...

I NEVER do any of those things EVER lmao. You should have seen my looking for packing tape yesterday. I can't even remember where I found it now but the funny thing was there were 2 rolls in the hiding spot. I have no memory for things like that!

And we haul boxes from house to house as well that have never been unpacked. Right now I have 3 boxes in the attic and I have no idea why we brought them with us at all - they should have at least gone to storage and stayed in the states with our other junk. LOL

Catwoman said...

I am probably so much worse than you... The fridge gets cleaned out maybe two, three times a year. Some of the scary things I find, I tell you...

Lene said...

I am a procrastinator as well. It is a good thing that DH isn't. lol

Glad to hear that your dad didn't need surgery!

Good luck tackling that list of things today!

Jenny said...

I am under no illusions about my lack of organization for sure! We lose little stuff like that all the time. And my hubby stashes stuff everywhere. I can't believe where I find things sometimes!

I'm glad to hear your dad's doing better. Good luck with soccer tonight!

Maria said...

Glad to hear that your father is doing better...

And, ugh. Our basement is a wasteland. My sister just had a laundry room put in on her main floor and I covet that. I swear ALL I do all day long is run up and down stairs with laundry!

Jo said...

Here's another woot woot for ya!

Janis said...

SOOO glad to hear about your Dad Elle!!! YEAH!!

You PROCRASTINATE?? omg I can't believe we're friends @@

Lmao..you, me and Lee (hey we could be a girl band with that name!) should start a procrastie club.....Lee can be the leader! lmao

Chrissy said...

Woot! Woot!
It's so nice to know that I am not the only one that puts things in a "safe place," as my husband likes to call it.