Monday, August 15, 2016


I have to admit I am in sort of a holding pattern right now, a standstill as it were. As of this weekend, all of my stuff has been purged and packed for the U Haul move coming up in 2+ weeks. I will go through the items I've left out until the final move in November and I will probably throw together a "last minute" box of stuff that I will take now versus later. I am grateful that we've been able to do all of this at a leisurely pace but I find myself eager to start unpacking all of this stuff and getting it put up into the cabinets, closets, etc. I know the days are clicking off at a fast and furious pace and the next thing I know, we will be loading the truck.

My current project is researching and then setting up the appointments for internet, satelitte dish and land line for the house. We need to talk to the Post Office and get the information we need for setting up mail delivery once we make the final move. We debated whether to get a PO box or have regular delivery and I think we will start out with regular delivery.

I have started some shopping lists, mainly grocery items as well as my project lists to accomplish in the three weeks I am at the house. Once I return to Texas I will be scrubbing down the house for the new owners and I am planning a visit back to St Louis to spend some time with family. I am retiring August 30th so I will be hanging up my toilet brush for good.

Most of the movies have been packed up and once we get to the house, we will watch "Lonesome Dove" our annual Fall ritual. "Lonesome Dove" is in my opinion one of the greatest western stories ever written. Of course, Robert Duvall has been my favorite actor for as long as I can remember and the relationship he and Woodrow Call (played by Tommy Lee Jones) have, has the perfect chemistry that translates so well to the screen! Larry McMurtry wrote "Lonesome Dove" first and then went back and wrote "Dead Man's Walk" and "Comanche Moon" the prequels to "Lonesome Dove"; he then wrote "Streets Of Laredo", the sequel. If you've only ever watched "Lonesome Dove" you're missing out on the depth of the friendship that exists between Gus and Woodrow and why Gus' death is so devastating to Captain Call! Robert Duvall himself said, “I always say the English play Shakespeare, the French Molière, the Russians Chekhov, the Western is ours. It’s our Shakespeare.” I couldn't agree more!

1 comment:

  1. Not much longer! The bathroom turned out so cute.