Friday, February 25, 2011

Eight hours to go

I find myself unable to sleep.

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.


suicide_blond said...

its gonna be fine...great even.. the shrieking eels have been busy chasing ME (seems like it anyway) so you should have smooth sailing & safe passage...
just tell me youre not going tooo far ... i know dont run into you often (ok ever) but i kinda like knowing that i could!

suicide_blond said...

oops! obviously... i missed tuesdays post! alex. isnt that far! especially if you travel by cliffs of insanity to scale...just do watch out for the shrieking eels :-)

Liebchen said...

I'm sorry you couldn't sleep, but I love how many Princess Brides quotes you packed into one post.

ROUS's? I don't think they exist.

Good luck with the move!

Lemon Gloria said...

I hope all went smoothly and you're the proud and happy owner of a new house!

Pauline said...

Inconceivable!! (Sorry that's one of my favorite Princess Bride quotes)

That is so exciting that you're moving to a new place! I wouldn't be able to sleep either! :)

JennAventures said...

You read that part Grampa.

FoggyDew said...

Suicide B - The eels got close, but thankfully I had a giant to protect me. I'll be around so don't worry, we'll run into each other soon.

Liebchen - I've learned the secrets of the Fire Swamp, I can live there comfortably for some time. You would not believe how well I slept Friday night. Like a stone.

Lisa - It went as well as could be expected. A few delays here and there combined with the lack of sleep made for a cranky Dew, but it all came out well in the end. I'm moved in and well rested now.

Pauline - Hahahahahahahaha hahahahahaha (falls over dead).

JennA - Murdered by pirates is good...