A Team Effort: The Cold & The Move

It snowed here, too. And although all my gifts are bought and wrapped and the Christmas tree is up and decorated, my goal lately has been to unpack the entire apartment before Christmas. It’s a doable job, I think. So far, I’ve got the books and the bathroom stuff. Because this kitchen is much smaller than kitchen in the previous apartment, we’re building a pantry where a washer and dryer should normally go. That means saving the kitchen until we’ve bought the shelving for the pantry.

We hope to buy the shelving tonight, but I’m not getting my hopes too high. Just’In has caught the cold that I’ve been battling since Thursday. It emerged right after we got all our furniture moved in– we finished at 6:30 or so, and I went to take a nap on the bedroom floor. I woke up an hour and a half later and the sick was there. It snowed the day after I got sick; the weather was holding its breath until we got everything indoors.

The good thing is that this cold hasn’t debilitated me too badly. I’ve still been able to unpack boxes as long as I’ve got the Kleenex box handy to empty out the gunk every few minutes. I don’t know how badly it will hit Just’In; he might not be able to drive to the store to pick up the bookcases he’s got his eye on. He might not be able to lift the heavy boxes that are in the pantry area now and put them where the boxes of books used to be. I can assemble the shelves, but I can’t drive the car.

Maybe it’s time for me to think about soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner. Those are good for a sick person.


About The Original Kate

Along with artistic tendencies, Kate enjoys unusual people and is constantly striving for some sort of nonconformity. Kate offers a perspective that is thoughtful but well-written and full of images within the words. Other tidbits that might intrigue: she has very long auburn hair, and, you guessed it, her favorite color is orange.

Posted on December 16, 2008, in From Rabid-Mormon Land Known As Utah. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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