Tipsy, I admire you!

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A while back Tipsy told us of having moved I believe a queen size bed by herself. She had my admiration for what she did at the time. Now she REALLY REALLY has it.

I had a call this morning that my new queen set is in. I knew before they told me what day it will be delivered - Thursday. I have inn-coming Thursday. So I call the Mission to see when they can pick up the set I am getting rid of - Thursday of course.

Although Rosi's has an older set than the Harris, it has not been used as much and is a better set. I managed to clear a temp space in my storage room and moved the Harris set into there. In the process I knocked over the Christmas tree, putting a nice long scratch in the door to the storage room (I will be looking for a brown crayon), I DID find a bag of magazines and some other stuff to throw away - a plus but not enough - need to toss a LOT more.

The other set is heavier plus I will be fighting a stupid footboard. Have the mattress propped against the dresser and called the Mother of my lawn boy (left message) to ask if her husband can come over and help me move Rosi's set into the Harris so I can get that room ready for Thursday's occupants. Rosi's occupants come in Friday.

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Update: While I was going to the P O to mail a package (as I wait to even be given the Customs Form she takes a phone call from an idjit in town (I know the man) asking if a certain letter is in his P O Box and when she looks and says yes he wants her to take it to the bank for him and deposit it - I do not have time for this! and yes she told him she could not do that), pick up the guest room flowers (the owner comes to the counter to ask if I knew she had gotten divorced and her new apartment over the flower show was done so she could move in), and stop at the grocery (lines everywhere and then since I brought my own bags the new dipsh** at the register tells me I need to pack the bags myself so they are the way I want them), I get a call from DH to come home NOW! The new mattress is being delivered. I am in the checkout line at the grocery, I cannot just leave. And it is raining. In the 5 minutes it took me to finish checking out - they were gone. Mattress looks as if it is about 1/2 inch smaller than the box springs but as DH says, that is better than the mattress being bigger.

Then I had to go pick up my knitting stuff at the Library - it was pouring last night when knitting class ended - after putting the groceries away. Then the Finance Officer calls saying she needs the minutes of the Public Hearing from last week - today. Now DH is pouting because he wants to go to Jimmy's for spaghetti and we cannot go until AFTER the Mission comes to pick up the full-size pillowtop that is now residing (filling up) my storage room. The A/C from the room coming in today is in the hall until I can get into the storage room and the footboard I removed is in the Gillum Room (tomorrow inn-coming) waiting to get into the storage room until DH can replace the curent headboard on the Harris with the footboard from Rosi's (whatever!).

The City Manager wanted me to take a letter to the Garden Club meeting today and one phone call to verify I called back to say that is NEXT week and then had several e-mails & calls to getthe Kiwanis meeting cancelled for tonight.

See, you folks get Pitas - I get days I want to slit my throat and be done with it. Especially when on days like today I also have to run around for and also make phone calls for DH. Today is the day he has decided to touch up the paint chips in the hall and there is a dig in one wall so I had to find and bring down the patching plaster. And since he decided yesterday was the day to cook the pumpkins I also have pumpkin to puree & freezer bag and pumpkin seeds to bake for him - today before they go bad.

I have finally said screw it and at 1:30 PM having my first cup of coffee today. Have reached the point in the agenda of waiting for the Mission to get here. Not complaining - just explaining that it is not always the PITAS that drive to distraction.

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and...I admire Tipsy.  Here is another reason...guests discuss travel here every day, we have had three rooms of one nighters, every night this week, this morning the conversation turns to travel, as it always does for this baby boomer age group.  They generally bring up the UK, especially if we have a guest from the UK and then proceed to tell them every detail or every thing they saw and everywhere they went in the UK.  Poor Tipsy, that must wear thin, it does on me!

It goes like this "Oh you are from England? We were in England in 2003..." and then they tell tale after tale from what they ate to what someone said to them.

As I say, bring on the ecentric guests, the ones who share stories that interest me. The same old same old...can you tell I am tired?  Nearly there...I can see the light as my rez calendar shows Nov with only a couple rooms booked!

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We picked up the bed frame last night (at DH's insistence) . It barely fit in the car trunk with the drop-down back seat. THAT sucker is HEAVY!!! Guess who gets to schlep that stuff. I did manage to push it up the stairs - finally. The box came apart in the car and 2 steps from the top it got stuck UNDER the riser. Now if DH does not get another case of "but first" before I have to go teach knitting at the Library at 3... (I was hanging laundry when he emerged to go upstairs and he decided to start on the pumpkins while he waited (all of 2 minutes to hang the stuff) and by the time he was done it was time for lunch.)

Once we get it put together he is going to bolt the headboard to it. The headboard & footboard had slots for the rails and I could have made it for the queen, but after whacking MY feet on it - the footboard had to go. He is going to go up the steps butt method and will sit on a square on rollers to do the set-up. I could do it (we both know I could), but he WANTS to so I am not going to take that away from him.

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pig-headed stubborness  I have that too!  Moving 6X6 14 feet long!

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There is no perfect person. full stop. For what some have others lack, it is the way it is. To quote Crosby Stills and Nash "LOve the one you're with" doot doot doot doot doot doot doo...

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oopsy...my post wanted to post itself twice.

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JB, exactly...or if you can't or don't, then get out of the relationship.  Sometimes we have to change things up in our lives to make relationships work.  That's life.

But I'm still sticking to my next dh or significant other being able to cook.  After 36 years, it'd be nice to have someone at least make me a sandwich. 

Deep thoughts on a rainy & chilly day here.... lol! 

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As we were headed down the street tonight to go out for dinner (woo woo!) I was thinking about a comment I read a couple of days ago- "I don't want my relationship to be like those long-married people you see in a restaurant who don't have anything to say to each other."

And as I was walking along thinking deep thoughts I realized we ARE that married couple who are just comfortable with each other, telling little stories but we don't talk 'big stuff' in restaurants any longer. After that, I thought, here is my 'long-married' response to that comment, "I don't want to be that couple sitting at dinner each wrapped up in their smartphone, texting other (more important) people, checking the scores on the game or otherwise not engaging with the person across the table."

At least when DH and I are not talking we're looking at each other.

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Madeleine wrote:

After that, I thought, here is my 'long-married' response to that comment, "I don't want to be that couple sitting at dinner each wrapped up in their smartphone, texting other (more important) people, checking the scores on the game or otherwise not engaging with the person across the table."

At least when DH and I are not talking we're looking at each other.

Amen, sister!

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Sounds daft but you should all be carefull of yourselves (gosh I sound like an old granny) but the number of people I know with their backs out at the moment you would not believe. If a big chunk of yourself is you, you have to take care of yourself.

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Not daft at all, Cambs. 

I try to use proper body mechanics but I've been stupid about the stuff that I've done around here.  I should know better after working as a nurse and messing up my back moving patients around. 

 

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As innkeepers we do cRaZy stuff! 

My husband helped me (for the first time ever) get all the all-weather wicker furniture (loveseat, 2 rockers, 2 chairs, assorted tables and plant stands) back on the front porch after I cleaned it and washed it this weekend.  It had been sitting on our back patio for 2 weeks while the painters painted the porch floors and let them really dry.  My dh said, "How did you ever do this by yourself before?"

I said, "You have no idea what I've done by myself on these two houses over the years, do you?"  hahahahahahahaha...

Yeah, I would say I'm stubborn too and just do what I need to do to git 'er done, as they say here in the South!

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 Oh my...at least maybe now he finally does understand just how much  work you did by yourself. We can only hopeSmiling

 

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Catlady, I would say that sometimes he does, but in reality he does not because he was not here everyday working side-by-side with me.  Just the way it is, I think.  You know he worked (and still works) hard at his paying full-time job and then helped out here with the B&B as best he could for his perception of it. 

I've decided that some people are just harder workers than others.  I need a wife!!!    (And my next husband will know how to cook, too.  hahaha...)

 

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I keep saying I need an extra husband preferably one that is a plumber and electrician! DH isnt going for it though!

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Mine does dishes and I am grateful for whatever little he does - although I could do them in half the time. It makes him feel good that he is doing them. He used to do the handyman thing. When this one is done, there will NOT be another. Takes too much energy to "break them in".

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im still breaking DH in its a full time job!

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But mine were FULL-size and on the same floor. Lawn boy brought over a friend and the two of them moved the mattress & box spring in less than 5 minutes. It was worth the $20 to have the boys do it. I am an OLD  whus.

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Holy Cow - Thanks - but seriously, don't admire me !!!  It's nothing but pig-headed stubborness.  Actually it was the queen that gave me the most trouble.  I had no problem moving the king mattress, head board etc down stairs or getting the queen bed upstairs, but getting the queen mattress upstairs was a real PITA.

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