A Place For The Future Past

Why Look, Toto — It’s Tuesday
October 25, 2006, 3:53 am
Filed under: Fun on the Road

…And we still have not closed. The Carls signed Thursday, which gave me a premature sense of euphoria, in imagining us moved in and settled, over the weekend. What a lovely, light-filled fantasy that was! And the weather was glorious, too. Em, Red and Michael and I did drive down and look around the barn and garage and yurt area somewhat though. But because I had not signed yet, it was too soon to move anything, even into the barn.

Monday came and went, with the last minute flurry of suddenly vital HUD statements and the latest bank statements. Today creaked agonizingly along, with me jumping at every phone call, praying that we would schedule a closing signing this evening and I could get my grubby, anxious hands on the keys. But nothing. Finally about 4 PM Maria called to update me, and I asked what was the possibility of signing and moving tomorrow (my last day off until after Halloween). Not very good, a slim chance. Great, I grumped. Swell. We would close and I wouldn’t be able to move in for days. And this weekend, the biggest weekend of the year for a costume shop, would command my attendance during the day. And Michael, who turns 21 on the 29th, would not be able to help us later Saturday, he is looking forward to celebrations with his friends.

So I whined, and Maria back to her phone and did her best to move things along. And now we hear that the documents from the bank will be in first thing in the morning. So I may be doing a morning signing, then immediately plunging into an abbreviated version of what I had been planning last weekend — moving and setting up just the essentials, then getting Red and Em kickstarted in the weekend move (which will be their stuff and when they move onto the property). In between I will swing by the vacated home in Algona, filling the car with more boxes on the way home from work.

Oh well, nothing to do except go with the flow. Kind of what I was doing 21 years ago. I was three weeks late, looked like I was having twins, had made myself a huge devil woman dress for Halloween. Then boom, I had Michael two days before Halloween. And I can assure you, that was one Halloween I had absolutely no interest in at all. So I guess this Halloween won’t be quite that tough. I hope!


3 Comments so far
Leave a comment

For Norwescon, how about we schedule I stop there for a couple days for a tour and photo shoot? And help sew in the evenings…

Comment by wolffood

Absolutely (tee hee and in front of witnesses, too!)
Seriously, do come.

Comment by wolffood

Wonderful. I love to sew by hand — hand me the detail stuff. I used to do a lot of embroidery, too. I could bring my fancy stitch book, if we got ambitious.

Comment by wolffood

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: