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(For the best effect here, think of this melded with this. Sort of. For the real effect, you kind of have to be inside my head. Trust me. You do not want to go there.)
I have seriously slept for nearly three days straight, waking only to go pee and get something to eat. I had no idea that a person could be that tired and actually still count as a living being. If "Walking Dead" weren't already a thing, I probably could have invented it.
It is done. I am out. Thankfully, I was not the last one out, but watching a couple of other vendors--the least organized ones--leave before me was kind of rough.
I started out really organized in the beginning, but by the end it was "cram it where it will fit" mode. My storage unit is full to the door! So is the shed in my yard. (And I had that one half emptied.)
Now comes the hard part. Getting it all back together. My priorities right now are four:
1. Cleaning up and organizing the booths I have left. We were in "drop it off mode" there for a couple of weeks, so they're kind of a wreck right now.
2. and 3. Getting my comic books and religious section set up at the new store. (It's still the "new store" to me.) Those are my top selling sections, I need them to be operational quick.
4. Moving several new-to-me large pieces over and getting them priced. I was given several nice pieces of furniture by vendors who did not want to fool with them during them move. It's time to turn that generosity into profit!
If I can do all of that relatively quickly, then it will ease the strain in my storage situation, and help that get organized much faster. I think Keith said it best on Sunday: "We're finished, but your work is just starting." I'll get onto some of that this weekend for sure, but there will also be some other things happening.
A long delayed haircut for one. 7,234 loads of laundry. A well-deserved massage on Sunday. And I think we're going to get our wedding ring tattoos on Saturday, since it's Valentines Day. I know that there's a special dinner in there too.
I'll probably get the hair cut today. I have to go look at some stuff that someone wants to give me to sell. I really don't need anything, but this is high dollar stuff and it's just going to get tossed otherwise. I'm appraising it today for possible pick up on Friday. I might even go to a thrift. Not to shop, but just to look. I haven't been in one in ages. Ages, I tell you!
I need to get as much done today, since we've got a brief warm spell happening. So brief that it ends tonight.
I have a couple more posts to do about the move out and some thoughts it has generated, but I should have that all out of my system by the weekend. Yes, I tend to dwell on things forever. I'm an over-thinker. It's what we do! After that, well, it's back to the weirdness. Thanks for being a part of this journey. Your encouragement and concerns helped me keep it together through a couple of weeks of near hellish stress.