22 April 2017

Dreamer's World April 22 2017 - Snoopy's Travel Problems

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After a Friday on which Snoopy stubbornly refused to travel (he claims that he was left at the old apartment), Snoopy has arrived with his new friends and was ready today for his first photo at the new location. This was taken in great haste, the furniture gets moved on Monday so it is likely that the new gang will find another location in the new apartment.
As you can see, Snoopy has been joined by the Schulz typewriter, Lucy giving advice to Charlie Brown, and finally a new calendar that features more of the Peanuts gang. Snoopy was apprehensive at first about the new company, but as you can see, he still features prominently and seems to be taking things very well.
Sunday will be another opportunity for the gang to show off as I make at least one more trip with some items that I would rather move myself than have the movers in charge of. Hopefully, Monday evening will see the gand exploring new locations for their pictures, and soon afterwards they will have found a more permanent home.

Snoopy still thinks that I am to blame for his not being available yesterday. I will let history be the judge of that. I hope that everyone will enjoy the new gang.

19 April 2017

Dreamer's World April 19 2017 - Daily Prompt "Chuckle"

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The Daily Prompt is “Chuckle”. It perfectly describes my reaction when I am handed a task on the last full day at work before I go on vacation. I suspect that this is actually the “Evil Chuckle”, but that hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Dreamer's World April 19 2017 - Almost Done

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I can almost see the move from here! I just have to make it through today and then a half-day at work tomorrow and I will finally start my time off to make the final push for the move. All of the planning and hard work are nearly at fruition. I want to rest tonight and then wrap things up at work tomorrow so I can get to the Chiropractor and then take Hal to and from work in the evening before we go to get the keys to the apartment on Friday morning.

Now that the workday is over with, Hal and I did make a quick trip to get some necessities and we are back home. I plan to remain here for the rest of the night and I will try to get a good night of rest. Exhaustion has hit me like a truck once again and I am too tired to fight it off any longer.

Dreamer's World April 18 2017 - Another Day Closer

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Tuesday is here. I slept well last night but it was the sleep of complete and total exhaustion more than anything else. I hope that today will go better, and particularly that I will sleep much better tonight. I am going to get as much done today as I can to prepare for the move, and that will involve a trip to the local Target this afternoon once work is finished to pick up a few things if they are in stock.
One item that we won’t have to worry about after today or tomorrow will be the new dishes that I ordered through Amazon. We have been using the same Corelle dishes for over 17 years and it was time for a change. That marks one more thing off of the list to do before the move and the old dishes are out of here on that day. I found out that they have arrived and just need to be picked up at the apartment office this afternoon.

I do have to stop myself from trying to get too much for the new apartment before we even get there. Friday will be here soon enough and we can get everything that we really NEED at that time. If I can manage to get most of the clothes from the closet boxed up this evening, it will be time well spent. Of course this means even more boxes to be piled up throughout the apartment, but at this point it cannot be helped. I am about ready to select clothes for the next 6 days and then pack everything else away for the move and I will live from either a suitcase or keep the few items in the closet. Another issue will be the bedlinens. I want to get those boxed up as well except for the next change at the end of the week. I really don’t want to keep the same bedlinens on for almost 2 weeks unless absolutely necessary. Perhaps the best thing to do with those is to just transport them myself over the weekend while Hal is at work. I will already be taking the guitars, amps, computers and monitors as well as all the cables anyway so it will just give me a few more trips to make but that isn’t a big deal right now. I will be more than busy with things like that starting sometime late Friday.

Dreamer's World April 18 2017 - Daily Prompt "Opaque"

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The Daily Prompt is “Opaque”. The blurring of something so that it cannot be seen clearly. This is often the case in our everyday lives where we spend our time and energy chasing “something” that we cannot clearly define. It is called “Happiness” but it is too often obscured behind all the things that we think will make us happy when they really won’t.

18 April 2017

Dreamer's World April 17 2017 - Daily Prompt "Jolt"

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The Daily Prompt is “Jolt”. Very appropriate this morning as I still am trying to come to grips with the tragedy that occurred in Cleveland yesterday. Another senseless tragedy carried out by a lunatic with a gun, and still this is not considered important by the MSM. I suppose that we have to be alerted only when the body count reaches double digits so the “jolt” of the headline will grab our attention. We are oversaturated with information and ill-equipped to handle it.
A “jolt” indicates a violent shaking to upset the status quo. If a lunatic murdering someone live on social media doesn’t “jolt” us, then we are truly lost as a nation. Have we become so jaded to violence that something like this is viewed as a platform for jokes? Apparently that is the case because for all the outpouring of support for the family of the confirmed victim, there are sick individuals out there who find this all nothing more than material for their own failed attempts at comedy or political commentary as well as their thinly disguised racism.
This country needs a “jolt” that consists of empathy and compassion and love for one another rather than the cynical trash that we have become.

Dreamer's World April 17 2017 - Start Of A Short Week

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Today marks the start of a short week at work. I will be starting my leave at lunchtime on Thursday to visit the Chiropractor that afternoon and then preparing to finally pick up the keys to the new apartment on Friday morning with Hal. It seems like this week would never arrive, but it is here at last. The actual move itself will take place one week from today, and that is always a day full of surprises and extra efforts. I am already making my preparations to continue the blog during that time as best I can. I know that Friday we will go to get the keys to the new apartment and that Snoopy and his new pals will be making the trip with us that morning so I can at least find them a temporary new home for the weekend. I will also be taking the computers and laptops with me and I should be able to use my Google Pixel XL as a hotspot to establish connectivity. The cable and internet will not be ready in the new apartment until next Tuesday, but I will make do until then. The guitars will also make the trip to the new place over the weekend so I know that they are handled properly.
I have enough things to take care of this week in addition to work. I have the new shower heads and I will leave them in the new apartment once we get the keys Friday with a work order to have them installed. I know that Friday will also see a trip to get some other supplies such as bottled water and toilet paper for the new place to be ready for the movers on Monday. Hal and I will be staying here in the old apartment through the weekend and then staying at the new place starting Monday. Next week will involve coming back to the old apartment to do some cleaning before we turn in the keys here, but we will have until the middle of May before that has to be finished and the keys will be due at that time.
For the rest of this week, I will be starting my effort to purge things that will not be moving with us. This mainly involves emptying out the closet and sending items that haven’t been worn to Goodwill or some other charity. It will also involve taking items that haven’t been used in forever and disposing of them as well. I don’t have many things that hold any special meaning to me so the effort should be rather painless. The goal is to NOT take things that will remain boxed up at the new place. Hal is creating new boxes out of thin air and the stacks reach the ceiling. At least this effort will lessen the cost of the move considerably for us.
As for today, I have planned out my things that I need to accomplish at work. I am focused on making sure that everything will be all set for the time that I am gone because I don’t want to return to a mountain of incomplete tasks as well as new ones assigned to me by people who ignored my out-of-office notifications while I was away. I will be pacing myself so my energy won’t wane before Thursday.
With all that being said, I am so glad that this week has finally arrived. I will enjoy several of the days off once the move is complete and things are set up in the new apartment. I have been desperately needing time off for several months, but I had to save all the vacation time that I could to be ready for the move. I will still have a few days on the books once things are finished, and I want to build the time back up, but I realize that I also might need an extra day to relax as well. That decision will wait until next month no matter what since I will not be due back at work until 01 May, I hope that there will be plenty of time to relax before then. I know that even after work is over with today that I have to take Hal to work this evening and then pick him up later. That means no chance at an early bedtime for me tonight. The best I can hope for is some intense sleep when I can get it. I am barely staying focused as the afternoon starts here, I will make it through with the help of caffeine!!