Monday, 7 March 2011
Living by myself in a 3 bedroom house with a basement has meant I've never felt crowded by my stuff. Since I will shortly be moving (meaning by mid-April at the latest) into an apartment (which means no basement!), I have to get rid of quite a bit of said stuff. I went from being farm girl/horseperson to city girl/non-horseperson. I did rid myself of a lot of the horse/farm stuff then, but not all. Time to do a complete clean!
I've already gone through the clothes. Gave lots of stuff to charity. If I haven't worn it in two years, it left the building. Like the quilted coveralls and insulated rubber boots that followed me here from the farm. Don't really have a use for those at all anymore! Especially since I don't even have a horse any more. They came in very handy when working outside in the winter flinging bales of hay and fixing fences, though.
I still have some barn stuff, like 5 gal. pails and rubber feed pans, plus odds and ends. I am donating those to my friend's barn, along with the ancient (but still in really good shape) LaZboy recliner from the basement. They have a viewing room that looks out onto the riding arena, and more comfy furniture is a always good thing!
I sold quite a bit of extraneous furniture already through a website called kijiji where you can advertise stuff you want to get rid of. That's how I found a home for the dog too.
My buyer and I have settled on a fair price for the house and are finalizing the paperwork for the sale. I will be completely moved out by April 15th, if not sooner. That's a weight off my shoulders, to be sure! I'm going to sign the lease on the apartment for April 1st so that I can start moving little stuff on my own. I am going to hire movers to come in and move all the furniture and big stuff in one fell swoop. Will have to find a little wheeled dolly for moving the boxes... I am not going to be hauling them about one-armed!
Now my main focus will be on the dastardly WCB and getting an appeal started. I'm getting a disk with the 2nd MRI on it (already have the first) and will push to have one radiologist review both MRIs. (They were done at different facilities and hence were interpreted by two different radiologists.) Even if there isn't a huge difference between the two, it's obvious that the amount of damage done to my shoulder on Jan. 26th was enough to push it over the edge and into Uselessdom. I'm no slacker and am none too pleased to have been off work for almost 6 weeks. I actually like my job, despite it being very busy and quite stressful at times.
One armed or not, things are moving forward rapidly and I need to keep up. I want my shoulder seen to and fixed if that is what it needs. If not, then I need a different job. But I sure as hell do not want to spent the rest of my life with an arm I cannot raise to any great degree.