All that snow – Last week we had a huge snowstorm. We had 26 inches. At another time it would have been blissful (like when I was 6). Now not so much. We are packing to move. Early on we emptied our shed (for fear it would get snowed in) and got most of the outside or colder work (like cleaning the attic and garage) done. However there were a few things that escaped us like our two hose reels complete with hoses on them. My electric bird bath (keeps the water from freezing) had a cord to the outdoor outlet. That cord is under three foot of packed snow so it will be sacrificed (or as we like to say “a gift to the new owners.” The beloved husband dug the hoses out. All is well until we think of something else that is buried under all that snow.
About that energy level – Every year when I go to the doc for my annual he asks me how I’m doing. I’m always fine but lacking energy. He did some blood tests that showed everything normal. He says it’s a normal part of aging. (I hate to hear that because how can I be aging when my innards feel the same as they did decades ago?) This move has shown me what lack of energy feels like. Really! My sister-in-law is the belle of the ball. When she goes out (before the pandemic) she’d be having a great time and all of a sudden she says, “I have to go home now. I need to lay down.” Just like that she is gone. I have always been surprised because it just happens. There is no working up to it. Now I am there. I’m going well and all of a sudden I have to lay down or I will collapse in a heap of body flesh on the floor.
A strange side effect of the pandemic – I don’t want to go anywhere. I used to enjoy a trip to the store but I dread it these days. I have a list of “must get” for the new house. Important things like a shower curtain. These are items I’d rather see in person. I’ve ordered on-line all I can. I hope when this ends I will be able to shake that “stay at home” disorder.
So how was your week?