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I’m outta there!

Finished cleaning the apartment in Kansas this morning, just before the move-out inspection.  Picked up the cats.  Stopped by the post office to file my change of address.  Then hit the road.

Now we’re in Tucumcari, New Mexico, at the Historic Route 66 Motel.  The cats are exploring the room.  I’m ready for bed.



I’m moving to Arizona tomorrow!

This morning I woke up at 6:30am, and I’ve been on the go all day.

Had to run more stuff to the storage unit — NOW it’s full.

Had to buy more cleaning supplies.  While I was at the store I bought the 50th anniversary edition of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  I’m on a Beatles kick again since SiriusXM started broadcasting their Beatles channel.  Looking forward to listening to the CD and the channel during my drive.

And, I started cleaning the apartment, and cleaning, and cleaning.  I still have some to do in the bathroom and bedroom.  That will have to wait until morning.  And then once everything’s in the car or the trash, one more go at the carpet with the vacuum.  Then that goes in the trash, too.  Unfortunately, I won’t have room for it in the car.


So today I loaded up the van, first thing, then I loaded up the car with my Goodwill donations.  Drove the car over to Goodwill and dropped off the stuff.  Came home.

Then I drove the van over to the animal shelter and gave them a cat tower and cubby thingy, courtesy of my kitties (they will get new stuff to climb on in Arizona).  Then I took the last (or so I thought) of my things to the storage unit.  Surprisingly, even though there was a lot in the unit, I’d been fairly efficient packing it.  Even though there was a lot in it, there was still room.  Which is good.  After getting back, I realized I’d forgotten to take a small dresser.  I’ll have to go back tomorrow.

After finishing up at the storage unit, I returned the U-Haul van.

Then I had shredding to take care of.  I loaded up my fifty pounds of documents/mail and took it to Staples.  After paying the person behind the counter about $50 to leave my stuff there, I asked him if I could start throwing the stuff in the shred bin.  He said I could leave it with him, and he’d take care of it — sorry, the reason a person shreds things is the person doesn’t want other folks to see there business.  I declined, but then found the bin was already full.  There was definitely no room for my two boxes worth.  The attendant had to fetch an empty bin, and hovered around while I dropped stuff in.  I’m sure he was just trying to be helpful, but a paranoid person would think he’d been trying to get information for an identity theft ring.  Sorry, Staples counter attendant, you’ll not get any information from me!

Now I’m home, doing another load of laundry, trying to clean enough to make another suitable box to donate to Goodwill before they close.

I start cleaning the apartment tonight for the move-out inspection.


Twenty days left before moving to Arizona.  Began throwing away things from the kitchen today, including the remains of the bottle of scotch hiding in a cupboard for the last two years.  Things are getting real….


At times I dislike my cats, when one vomits her entire breakfast just after I’ve vacuumed and the other poops outside a clean litter box. Then there are times like these….

I had to clean the apartment so the landlady could show it to prospective renters, and after I’d vacuumed, I fed the cats and then they did what I mentioned above.  I wasn’t happy.  But the apartment was presentable in time.  I decided to run errands for a while, before the showing.  When I returned, I sat in my comfy chair to take a short nap (I’m not used to getting up early on Saturday morning).  When I opened my eyes, this was what I saw.  Cats are a pain sometimes, but times like this make them worthwhile having.  Now, I have to do some serious planning about how I’m going to get them to Arizona.

They are both sleeping between my legs again.