Monday, January 4, 2010

it's a little quiet...maybe...

a week ago today we were putting things into a truck and making the first journeys over to our new home....this afternoon i started cleaning front windows and hanging curtains...but i don't want to get too far ahead of myself...but i swear there is the most disgusting green yucky film on the front windows...so i think i need to bring something far more serious than glass cleaner with me tomorrow morning!!!!

we do have some excellent type news...bruce - softie that he is - went back to the old place on wednesday after the movers had come and gone on tuesday - and there was mama mia kitty look quite sad and disheartened.  he petted her, put some food out for her and promptly came back to the new shop and told us we needed to adopt her...which is all well and good if she wasn't LIV positive or feline leukemia positive.  so...long story short - on new year's eve afternoon, after trying in the morning - i went over with the cat carrier and there she was.  and yes, she came back with me in the carrier.  we kept her in one of the bathrooms separated from didnot until we could get her tested this morning...and she studied very well over the weekend because she passed her tests and is as clean as a whistle...so now she and didnot are running loose and free in 5,200 square feet of shop and connecting warehouse...and i have only stood in between one tiny "who the hell are YOU" spat this afternoon when they finally rubbed shoulders...but it's been hours and not a squeek out of either of them. so i think i did okay in socializing them in slowly...  but, we shall see.

so...mama mia kitty has come quite a full circle...from being dumped with very young babes in our back field at the old shop to being neutered and finding a forever home here at elegant stitch.  the babes have all been neutered too...and as soon as they calm down a little bit - we will be scooping them up and taking them to a no-kill adoption place.  in the interim - mary, our former next door neighbor is putting out meow meow food for the babes (who are now 5 months old) to keep them healthy.

we also got all our heat/air conditioning on and installed...comedy of errors this morning when the AC guy came to bleed the lines on the newly installed unit...told him i couldn't get warm inside of the retail side...he went outside and threw the main switches outside the backdoor...i was horrifed at being so stupid - and he just laughed and said he understood tired...and if he had done what we had done in a week - he would have asked the same question - bless his heart.

anyway - it's 4:30 and i've been here since 7:30 this morning (had a wee bit of a time getting out of bed this morning - there are new parts on my body i didn't even know could hurt this badly) and i have become best friends with the heating pad at home...

i have about 2 more hours in this office since i found about 10 more boxes that have to go in here - you know that nagging feeling when you can't find something...well...i had 10 of those nagging feelings...and i tripped over the entire 10 feelings in the form of brown moving boxes this morning...and then i am crawling home and into the shower and into my chair and clip another quilt because it's the only thing i can do with no brain power left.

we'll have some pictures up hopefully by wednesday or thursday...have a few more tweekies to do and then we'll take a pic or two - but probably with nothing hung on the walls quite yet...

take care...i can't believe we did it...but we did!!!

7 comments:

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

I never had a doubt that it couldn't be done, Lois!! Take a long bubble bath now!

Margaret said...

Boy, do you deserve a pat on the back -- and a nice rest! It's so good to hear about the kitties -- I was wondering what would happen to them once you moved. How wonderful that the mama is now with you in your new space with the didnot! Looking forward to pictures!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I knew you would pull it off. It's just too bad you had to...
Will come and check it out soon. Good news about The did not & Mama Mia...

Peace, pmt

Cari said...

Good job Lois and friends...Congratulations on a move well done! And I'm so happy to hear about the kitties, mama and The Didnot!! They are all quite the Elegant Stitch celebrities aren't they? Looking forward to pics and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Melissa said...

So glad it is all working out so well for you, the shop and the kitties! Hope to be back soon to see everything when it's NOT in a box!

Melissa

Ginny said...

I know those where is it feelings WAY too well and would be just like you till I found it. I'm glad that you are getting settled in and hopefully all will be behind you in a bit and you can plow forward. :) Hooray on didnot and mama mia being new roomies. I was a bit worried about them with your move.

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Mamma Mia!, i have bought tickets from
http://ticketfront.com/event/Mamma_Mia-tickets looking forward to it.