Aah... downtime. Time for a glass of wine, some crappy TV, and teh intarwebz.
Thursday was "attack the cellar" day. I left work early and spent the afternoon sorting and tossing. I have about 6-7 of those big Husky trash bags out by the garage. Some of the boxes and bins seem to be okay, and then I have a couple boxes of things that are definitely NOT okay parked in front of the dehumidifiers to see what I can save - my college diploma, pictures of my kids when they were little, some school papers that I wanted to keep (a handful of things out of the bags that I had initially kept). Had a bit of an emotional meltdown to find some things that were my grandfathers had been damaged beyond repair. Overall, though, things could have been worse.
P came home that night and dragged in the second dehumidifier. Traffic was ass, so his mood was pretty awful, and my mood from being in Mold City was pretty craptacular as well, so I walked on eggshells for a while until we got our momentum going on the cellar. Lots of talking after we wrapped the night up about how I felt, and how I was overwhelmed while he'd been through much worse and didn't see this from my perspective. We were up until about 1am, but the reconnecting was well worth it.
Friday, I'll have a separate post for - I want to give a little bit of backstory, and don't want to overrun this post with it all, but the one-sentence summary: M1 and I went antiquing, and for the first time, P, M1, and I spent the night together (pajama party, no funneh bizness). It went well.
Oh, and I came out of it with an appreciation for good whiskey, which surprised the hell out of me.
Saturday, I picked up the kids, and we went down to RI for a friend's 40th birthday party. Today? Birthday party for mom up north. Lots of time in the car, but definitely worth it, especially the family time. Mom's beginning to lose her hair from the chemo, but she's in good spirits and seems to be doing really well. My dad's parents are still with us, and are still a hoot, and it was nice to see them today as well.
But damn... after the lack of sleep Friday night, the three hours in the car Saturday, and the four hours in the car today, I think I need a nice, quiet weekend. Guess I'll sleep at work.
Anyway, I'll post a followup about Friday night a bit later. My attention span is fading, so I think anything I type up tonight will sound like a sloth on quaaludes wrote it. Hope everyone had a nice weekend!