It's 2 a.m. on Friday morning and I'll be signing the papers for my new house in a little less than half an hour. O.K., it's more like eight hours, but you know me, I'm totally incapable of passing up a chance to quote The Princess Bride. Two hours after that the movers show up and we get this show on the road.
But right now, I can't sleep.
I know everything should go well today - I have a really good agent and mortgage company (if anyone needs a reference I'll be happy to pass along their info) who've crossed every i and dotted every t.
But still I'm awake. I feel like I'm planning my country's 500th anniversary, a wedding, a murder and how to blame it on Guilder. I'm swamped.
About 96 percent of my stuff is packed. The boxes, if stacked end-to-end would reach from here to the moon and back. Well, at least it feels that way. That last 4 percent, though, is kicking my butt. It always seems that way.
Don't know why I can't find my to Lilly White's party (as my mom used to say). Since noon yesterday I've been busting my ass to get things packed and there are still some glaring omissions from the packing job - namely my dvd player. For some reason it never made it into a box and for the life of me I don't know why I don't have the manufacturer's box to put it in. Also still standing are the shelves in kitchen, but they knock apart pretty quickly.
All right, maybe now that I've written this down I'll be able to get my mind to relax and let me sleep.
Now if I can just avoid the shrieking eels.