We still keep pretty busy just moving stuff from here to there. Things Norman told me would be easy to do now he complains it is too much work to do so I need to find some other place for the STUFF. Example: I have about ten boxes of STUFF to sell at White City Mercantile but I can only put there what will fit on the four small shelves I rent so I have to find a place to put the ten boxes until there is room on my shelves. When Norman wanted to put in the pull down stairs to make a new attic over the garage he said, “Wait until the stairs are in and you can put all you want up into he attic.” I didn’t like the idea as I knew I could not carry the boxes up and down the stairs so that meant that I would have to ask Norman to put them up and then go get them when it was time to put he things in White City. But he said “That is no trouble. I”ll help you when ever you want, but–” The big but is always there. ” you have to have all the boxes labeled as to what is in them so I know what box to look in, when you want something.” Ouch I knew generally what was in each box but not so I could say go to box such and such and get me this or that. This meant I would have to open each box, unwrap the things in the box and repack each box so that like things were together, such as sets of dishes. I got some of that done by the time the stairs were in and Norman started moving things from the old attic into the new and much bigger attic. He left the empty canning jars in the old attic and moved everything else to the new one. Then he cleaned up this tools and put the big less used tools up in the attic and started fussing about the boxes that were still around the house or in the garage, i.e. White City boxes. I gave him the boxes with sets of dishes in them because there was not room now nor would there be in the near future be room to put them on my shelves. He labeled and put up four boxes then the groans began. There wasn’t enough room in the attic because things for White City had to be near the front so he could get them and I still have too many boxes in the garage. It was too hard to carry the boxes up the stairs and he didn’t want to go get any that were up there. The whole idea was no longer easy but was much too hard. Of course I hit the celling and yelled at him and he wanted to know, “Who ever said that would be easy?” And long ago I learned you can quote Peter to Paul or to Sue or anyone else you want, but never quote Peter to Peter. It will end up in a battle every time so I shut my mouth and just went about my business. We both cooled down and now I still have about 6 boxes hidden around the house and garage for White City and when those are finally empty I’ll get some down from the attic with no trouble to anyone. So goes the days of “Old Farts”. Be aware all you young readers, there is always some fool thing to fight about when two people try to live together and the longer you live together the sillier the things you find to argue about. After 65 years of wedded bliss we have ironed out all the big things and now have to find small things to keep things hopping, and there is always something. Just learn to walk away and rethink it.
Norman goes for his cataract evaluation Oct 8th and we hope an operation on those will allow him to read the eye chart enough to get his Florida license so I need to relearn to drive so we can get around while he is out of commission. I have been practicing around the neighborhood and it is all coming back fast. I used to drive all the time but I gave up driving about 20 years ago. I kept my license just in case and to use as a photo ID but they say once you learn to drive you never forget and I guess they are right. Today I drove out on US 1 for the first time. Being Labor Day there isn’t much traffic so I had no trouble and feel pretty good about driving. I don’t think I will have any trouble as long as we don’t have to go very far or into a new city.
Now back to my knitting. I have several pairs of slipper boots I need to get done for Christmas as well as a few children’s sweaters. Have a great day.