Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cotton brain

For the last week or so, the weather had been steadily heading into comfortable autumnal territory. Then today, in true New England fashion, the high is 93 and the humidity levels leave me feeling uncomfortably soggy. I knew it was going to be a rough day when I tried to get out of bed and had to sit back down because it made me dizzy. On top of that, I feel like I have cotton in my brain. I may have blogged about it in passing but if I haven't, I suffer from migraines at infrequent intervals. One of my triggers is drastic changes in barometric pressure and today would certainly qualify. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that the sinus pressure I have right now doesn't develop into a full-blown migraine with aura as that would pretty much ruin my day.

So, since my brain feels like it's stuffed with cotton today, this post is going to be all over the place. You're just going to have to deal with it.

This past Saturday, Mom, Charlie and I had a marathon move-in cleaning session of the house. I'd thought about hiring cleaners but with such a short time frame, I wasn't able to get anyone. On the upside, it did save us some money and I got to see the dog. I'll take any excuse to see the puppy! Even though Charlie didn't do much except chew up paper towels and then curl up in a portable chair looking mopey. I think he's hit his adolescent phase and isn't all that interested in boring, cleaning humans. His presence kept morale up despite his attitude though.

Cleaning is boring. Sleeping is better.
The major appliances (refrigerator, washer and dryer) were also delivered last Saturday. Then yesterday the new dishwasher (because the old one was brown on the inside...gross) was installed. Between the appliances and the cleaning, the house is finally starting to feel like ours. I can't wait for the movers to come and move us on Friday since it'll take my life out of the temporary holding pattern it's been in for the last two weeks. Ooh, and I'll be able to stock the new fridge with food! I've also been hoping to get some pictures of the interior of the house to share, but I (foolishly) packed away my zoom lens and so it'll have to wait.

Or I'll take phone-cam pictures.

I haven't decided yet.

I'll leave you with a cute little video of Charlie and the paper towels.