Hard Labor

April 20, 2007

I’ve always been a tomboy. Skinned knees and stubbed toes. Messy hair and dripping brow….dirty and able to work with endless energy.

When we moved to this property I embraced the garden – dove right in and came up sweating and dirty. As I mentioned before, one of my favorite things is my weed whacker – a professional model with a harness. When I strap that thing on I am Wonder Woman Weed Whacker! I can go all day, and have cleared blackberries off a lot of our property with that thing. When I’m done for the day I usually have to strip off my clothes outside since they are way too filthy to walk in the door!

So, it is with some surprise that the amount of manual labor in getting this property ready to sell is starting to get me down. This week I painted the upstairs bathroom, three coats. I was so tired of getting up and down the ladder and painting the same places over and over! I also cleaned out our furnace room, hauled out old boxes we were saving (?) and took a load of wood and cardboard to the dump for recycling. I hauled more junk to our shed, where we are collecting things to have hauled to the dump. I was so tired yesterday that I didn’t really do anything after about 2 pm. Every day is physical labor all day long.

I’m not complaining, I actually enjoy working hard. Today is a trip to Goodwill and then continuing to clear out the basement room. The painters come Monday so I need to have everything ready, including moving the birds out of the bird room….I guess they will spend next week in the laundry rooom.

It’s a gorgeous sunny day here, and if I’m lucky and the basement cleanout goes well I hope to be able to get in a little weed whacking this afternoon… I never forget the goal of all this hard work…to help our property sell faster so we can get to Mexico soon!

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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. Boy, I know that tired feeling. Last May and June we were cleaning out our house in TX. It was exhausting but as you wrote it is going to be worth it.

    1. I packed, sold, donated, stored and binned stuff from an apartment we had lived in for only a year, furniture we’d acquired since college, nothing of real value, sentimental or otherwise. And that was emotional, heavy and exhausting. I cannot imagine what a daunting task it is to leave a real home, a big beautiful house and property. Have a piece of cake and a Tab for energy and cheering!Hoping when we finally settle into your life in Mexico you will feel light light light as I did, jillian

    1. Oops! “we” should be “you”. God, I’m an egomaniac:)

    1. Thanks Jillian and Bille!

      I have my highs and lows, but mostly highs, I will say. Of course the painters called and can’t come until tomorrow but I;m hopeful that won’t mess up my schedule too badly!

      We head to Mazatlan househunting on the 5th, so I had better keep on track!

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