I finally hit my mental/ physical wall with all of the work I have been doing to get Mom moved in to the house. The timing stinks as it was a beautiful day in the mid 50’s and no rain. I didn’t even need to start a fire this morning as the house was a warm 70 degrees when I woke up! After the walk about halfway through unloading boxes I just started shutting down and the pain was pretty bad so I just have to take a couple of days to recover. Thanksgiving dinner was planned to be simple and easy so that is a blessing. Mom and I are sharing the cooking of the meal and I managed to get all the dishes done, the dough is ready for making bread Thursday as well as the house is semi-clean. Mom says she might putter around her room organizing her things but there won’t be much for me to do after the meal is done. I can take it easy for the rest of the day.
We will be moving the chicken run, chickens, Mom’s patio plants and a few small pieces of furniture this weekend. Mom is looking at renting a truck from U-haul for the big stuff for a day to finish up the move. After that everything will be on-site and we can do a better job of how things are stored. The last item will be the chicken shed and the area is already for it to be setup. I I will need to cut a small door for the chickens access between the shed and the kennel and run a power cord from the shop to the shed. The new jigsaw should make those jobs easy to get done.
Mom will be adding 3 pekes as well as the chickens so Casa de Chaos will be very full of critters. I think Diana the peke will enjoy having a pack of dogs around for her to boss around and she has always gotten along well with these dogs. Smokey the cat might be a little put out but all of the pekes are good around cats so everybody should settle in quickly. Some people have expressed concerns about Mom moving in but I don’t foresee any problems as we both have switched back and forth between who is in charge and responsibilities when we have worked and lived together as adults. One really great thing about this house is how it is setup and if anyone needs a bit of privacy or alone time it is very easy to retreat to our respective areas/rooms. Mom has her heart set on getting her own place in the spring and I certainly hope she can do that, but I don’t want her putting herself in a bind financially to meet some arbitrary date to move out. Who knows what will happen in the future, we might have to recreate the multi-generational homes of the past in order to make ends meet.