First of all, I have to tell you I did not call Federal Housing this week. I try to wait whenever possible to talk to people when I am upset. It usually never goes well when I don't have a better perspective, if you know what I mean. And I am glad I waited. The more I thought about it...I decided to leave well enough alone...at least for now. I already signed the paperwork for Federal Housing and my share won't go up till July, anyways. I plan to just sign another lease with Goldmark because I will have another one to sign in July.
Main reason is that I decided I don't want to piss off Goldmark when I plan to be moving this coming year and they could get nasty about me breaking a lease. They could be stinkers and make me pay rent until it gets rented after I move out. And I think they've been having more trouble renting them because they've been trying to encourage residents to get other people to move in here by offering us rent reduction or credit for a month.
Also, it plainly says that if I didn't sign the lease I would revert to a month-to-month rental. If I am not gone by July--well, a month-to-month might be a good idea at that point. I won't be breaking a lease I would be responsible for, you know. It would prevent them hitting me with the paying the rent if no one moves in right away. Plus, I still plan to give a two-month notice, regardless. (I honestly think it will take Dagan and Leah that long to get all that IKEA furniture put together and all the other arrangements made.)
So, I am just leaving things as they have been now for a couple of years, I think...and pray the move goes well and Goldmark doesn't give me any grief. I will be gone fairly soon, anyways.
What have I done all week...besides being entertained by the Critter Cafe?It's been a week of baby steps in the studio with P&P that have slowly added up to a lot. This is what it looks like right now. The closet. I still need to finish going through in there.The two bookcases on the far wall. The bottom shelves are emptied out so that I can turn the small table up against them for so much more room in there!
Keanna came Tuesday and I asked her if she could climb up and get down all the punches for me. Even on a stool when I have to reach across so far over the tables...I am just too short on one end--lol! Keanna not only took down the punches, but all the rest that was on those two shelves, too! You can probably see the die cutting table is cleared off...
...and the art table, too.
I am down to the "keeping for the winter" stuff in these two bookcases on this wall, too.
So the U-Haul wall in the bedroom is bigger. The black bag is a donations bag. But those two large boxes you see in the middle of the floor...
...well, I discovered that size is really a lot harder for me to push or drag all the way down the hall into the bedroom after I moved one of them, as you can see on the right side. Yup! Took me struggling all the way down the hall to decide it made more sense to fill the biggest ones right there in the bedroom--LOL! Duh!
As you can see, though--I've made a LOT of progress!! It's been work, rest, work, rest...baby steps...all week. Sometimes I had to rest for a day or more, but the tortoise wins the race, right?
Sunday--made a roast in the crock pot! Yummm!
Even the table behind my chair got cleared off. Just holding my Christmas cards awaiting envelope addressing--lol! Which I must do now this week.
I thought Allie was being pretty calm about all the box filling and things being moved around...but what is this? I have never seen her drag out this many toys all at once--ROFL!
She has mostly only taken out 2 or 3 at the most. She was all wound up and half her toy basket is now on the floor--LOL!
I just might finish in there this coming week. But I do need to get Christmas cards ready to mail, for sure. That is on the top of the to-do list this week.