You’ll never guess what we did over the weekend.
We moved again!
Okay, not really. But it sure felt like it. We put stuff in boxes, and we carried around the boxes we had never unpacked, and we said things like “Why do we still have this, anyway?”
We did not do this because we missed the fun of moving so much that we wanted to recreate it, like those Civil War reenactments.
No, we did it because, bright and early this morning, what I assume will be a troupe of large, burly men are coming with all sorts of heavy-duty equipment.
As regular readers know, we are going to combine our current kitchen and dining room into one large gaping hole. And the large, burly men are the ones who are going to do it.
So we had to remove everything from those two rooms, because anything left behind will end up in a big green container (they are always green, aren’t they?) that will be perched in our driveway so that we have to park our vehicles at the bottom of the 45 degree incline.
Although it’s never been stated specifically, I’m hoping that, at some point, the green cannister will be removed so that we can pull our cars back into the garage which, hopefully, will still be viable since it is, after all, directly below what is about to become the large gaping hole.
I am told that the rest of the house will be protected from the devastation by a series of plastic curtains such as they use in refrigerated meat packing plants. So we’ll still be able to sleep and work, because our bedroom and offices are at the other end of the house from Armageddon, and possible a few sides of beef. The dining and TV-watching portion of our day, however, will have to be conducted downstairs, which will be a problem for the dog since he refuses to go down the flight of stairs to the basement, which, in turn, will be a problem for us, since we’ll have to carry him down there.
Anyway, I would like to keep you all up to date throughout the day by tweeting a play-by-play of the destruction, but I have no idea how to do that, or why anyone would want to read it.
So, as always, I’ll see you soon.