This week was one of “getting shit done”. I tackled packing up my son which involved a lot of sorting through stuff that has been in storage for the past year, creating an inventory of things he may need (lost in the break-up of his girlfriend) and then packing his car to capacity.
We actually had fun with all of the drudgery. I coaxed him into saying good-bye to five garbage bags of old clothes. We literally did the Marie Kondo method of “does this spark joy?” . We were entertained. He patiently tried on tons of clothes during the process. We also had some shopping and a few miscellaneous errands, so the time went quickly.
He has already arrived in his new city and has hit the ground running. He has a lot of “adulting” tasks to complete the next week, but his spirits and attitude are great, so he should be fine.
All of this sorting and packing for him has inspired me to get started on my own stuff. Fortunately I have weeded out most of the superfluous except for the damn china and silverware. Despite a huge purge for my last move, I still find things I won’t need or want, so a dreaded garage sale is in my near future. I did tackle some administrative stuff like getting a new auto insurance quote, finding a cheaper cell phone plan, changing my renters insurance and adding a jewelry rider to it. I have been quite productive.
I am still working on the Hunter’s big consulting project. The client has been dragging their feet a bit about launching everything. That’s actually good news for me because there is a ton of behind-the-scenes administrative work to do and I am about 75% complete. I should be able to wrap it up soon. He has another new potential consulting client that we are meeting next week. My fingers are crossed on this one.
Work was a short week since I took two days off to hang out with my son. That threw me off a bit, so the week ended before I knew it. I learned some new technology out of sheer desperation. I’m not familiar with Zoom meetings, so I coaxed one of the IT guys into giving me a tutorial. He was laughing when I said that I needed more skills so I didn’t break out in a cold sweat whenever I had to lead one of these meetings. He was a great teacher because later that day I successfully lead a meeting, shared my screen and multiple files with about 6 people. That was a big win!
Nothing exciting to report. I was a bit glum driving home on Friday because I have nothing fun planned. Life isn’t full of adventure right now. It’s just a huge re-positioning slog right now. That’s OK, I am super-excited about my move and I know that by the end of the year I will be on a much better financial footing and I will have room in my life for more activities. I miss being outside every day, so I can’t wait to get settled and be able to take a long walk every morning. Commuting two hours every day has eliminated my walk time right now and I really miss it. Now, let me step away from the computer…