I just went into panic mode, I realized that it had been a looooong while since the last time I posted. I kept telling myself that it was two days ago last time I wrote something, I did that for the whole week but today I remember it was actually a week ago. It’s been hecticly chaotic, is that even a word? Well, now it is!
The amount of work and pressure and rush I’ve felt in the last week is hard to describe.
Things that have stressed me out are:
1.- Leaving soon, like very soon. I thought about leaving the last week of November but decided on leaving next week, yes, I’m leaving on the 14th.
A conversation with Peter changed my original decision. This means I have seven days to paint, pack, finish doing all my errands. Bank account update, U-HAUL, oil change, new tires, plan where to spend the nights, food for the trip, Goodwill, etc.
The list is long and every time I cross an item off my to do list a few more pop up. I have never driven thousands of mile all by myself and I’m beyond nervous. I keep thinking what if the car quits on me in the middle of the hot desert in Arizona?
My friend Clarice says I’m being dramatic but not really, I want to get to the East Coast in one piece -thank you.
Peter would like me there so I have a week to adjust before Thanksgiving. His mom has plans to have a small dinner to celebrate her son starting his new business and me moving there to be his business partner, how sweet that is.
And after a conversation I had with Clarice, she had definitely other plans for Thanksgiving, essentially since her parents won’t be here she doesn’t want to do dinner or anything, she wants to party and take advantage of her last few days off before her strict parents come for visit.
I totally get that so no hard feelings but I prefer the traditional way of celebrating Thanksgiving so I when I called Pete, his mom already had plans and those plans included me so I’m happy things worked out the way they did.
2.- Because I’m leaving so soon I need to finish painting this room and pronto! I finally picked up a shade that I liked and I’ve been brushing the whole thing last week. It’s done now, next it’s moving the furniture back in and cleaning up.
More trips to the Salvation Army coming up. Also I have a pile of laundry to do, like the mother of all laundry baskets, yea that’s me right now. I haven’t had time to do that since Clarice has a very small (and old) washing machine, I;m afraid I may break it with all my load, I haven’t done laundry since I got back from Israel, I know, I know.
But this means I have to go to a coin laundry and sit there for half a day, what a wonderful way to waste my time and time is what I don’t have right now.
3.- I’m leaving the West Coast and I’m not sure when I will be back so I want to get together with my friends and see them before I part. I know I have two small get together which is mostly an excuse to get drunk but again, time is my issue. I want to see them all but I also want to get my sh!t ready for my trip, decisions, decisions!
I have also been emotional, me? Yes, I’m an emotional mess at times, I have been in LA for so long and even though I’m going to be with friends and people I know in Durham still, there’s a lot unknown things and I don’t like unknowns. I try to stay away from them.
4.- Only people who live in California will understand: my car registration is about to expire. It expires on the 9th and I’m leaving on the 14th, maybe I should leave on the 9th?! Should I renew or should I take the risk to be pulled over and given a ticket for like a gazillion dollars.
Anybody who drives here in Cali knows how expensive anything related to motorist is. My renewal is close to $250, that’s money I could definitely use for the trip, BUT if I get pulled over my ticket would be even higher. This situation has caused a lot of sleepless nights last week to the point that I even considered leaving earlier. It’s just that I’m not ready.
Oil change and new tires tomorrow. My life is that exciting right now but I know it will get better if I can handle this week. I will probably have another hectic week so I won’t be able to write but I promise to blog from the road, maybe while staying in one of those Super 8 Hotels.
Hasta la vista amig@s!
P.S: I apologize if I have any typos or grammar mistakes. No time to check grammar right now. I’m sure you all understand.