Monday, November 24, 2008

Can I Just Say?

I have the best friends in the whole world! People are amazing in the depths of their kindness.

The move is still a Rubik's Cube of what goes where, when, and how (and what doesn't), but I feel like if I get enough people here, we'll be able to make it work. At least, even if it's a disaster, we'll be surrounded by people who love us.

The Mold Experts (people who were as sick as Terri who moved to get out of mold, took nothing with them, and are now better) are scaring us with stories of "Don't Take A Single Thing" but it's really hard to know what to believe and what is necessary. This is all so complicated.

I'm just really grateful I have such loving friends. I was so moved by everyone's generous offers of time, financial help, and love that I was crying on the way home.

I'm still overwhelmed but trying to think about things positively. I can't get too worried about Doing It Perfectly, regardless of what the Experts say, because that is what is stressing me out, along with the sheer logistics and regular stress of moving. (but what if I don't do it perfectly? Nothing less than Terri's health and wellbeing is on the line!)

(see what I mean?)

Anyway. We're going to do the best we can. I think we made the decision tonight to have a storage unit to decontaminate the bulk of the stuff we're keeping. That means hiring movers twice (once to bring it there, once to bring it to the new house), but whatever. That's what college students are for, right?

Now we have to make our Bare Minimum list. What is the least we can live with for two months?

Thank goodness there's a library close by to the new house because we can't take any books with us initially.

PS: edited to add -- feeling better now. We're making some decisions and that's helping take some control over the situation.


D'Arcy said...

Oh, Daph! Now I *really* wish we had already moved to Santa Clara. I wish I could do something to help. If there's anything I can do from here, please please please let me know. I'm thinking of both of you and will do anything I can to ease your stress and help Terri get better.

Daphne said...

Oh, you're already helping me, you'll find out *how* in a few days or a week. :) Thanks, it just helps to know you're thinking of us. :)

Eva said...

I've been out of it for awhile, but let me know if you need any help at all! I'm sending lots of good thoughts you and Terri's someone with a chronic illness, let me just say that I'm sure having you with her makes Terri feel much, much better.