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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bugging Out

It's the end of August, the virtual end of Summer with Labor Day here already. It's our friend Mercury Retrograde again. It'll be done in 3 weeks, and as it goes Fall will be here. Beautiful, cool, lovely Fall. We may have had enough rain/heat stress ratio for colorful leafage. We will see.

Mercury Retro in Virgo

This year has been whizzing by. Full of plenty of lousy and a few hits of unexpected joy. Lots of deaths. A few beautiful babies. More drama than the Met in season. I think this is another year I'll be happy to kick in the pants as it goes out the door.

And yesterday morning- 5 years and a day since the flood-  I was notified that I'll be moved to Rivendell "in the next week to 2 weeks". I answered with surprise and questions that went unanswered. After a calculated response I was offered a look at the next apartment. Gal Friday will go in my place tomorrow, as I can't use my left arm yet. As long as there are no major issues- like the doorways being too narrow for my walker, or there not being a tub for my shower seat- I expect I'm outta The Shire in T minus 6-13 days.

This announcement was accompanied by the usual 'you should be kissing our feet with gratitude' tone that marks these things and makes them so special (the longer I'm involved in the poor-person-getting-help, or observing-fellow-volunteer circuits, the more I see the "You're lucky I care, I do this out of the goodness of my heart, so fuck you" attitude). Much of our gratitude must be for the admittedly fair deal that the BHA will pay the moving expenses and hire the movers. That is fair and right and good of them to do. Because I called dibs early, I was near the top of the list for Rivendell anyway. But really, they couldn't give me a month to pack some things, get rid of things, plan? Jesus.

So yeah, that's where we are tonight, August 30th, 2016. Getting ready to bug out.


Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Interesting choice of words... bug out. Reminds me of M*A*S*H. They had to bug out a couple of times when the Chinese were on the move towards their camp. Look at the bright side. You may not have as much time to get ready as you'd like, but at least no tanks are advancing on your position full of pissed off soldiers with guns. :)

I hope you have a smooth move, and the new place tops all of your expectations. As for the attitude of some of the people you have to deal with. Phooey on them. They sound like a bunch of self-righteous do-gooders, who are doing good for all the wrong reasons.

When you get resettled, email me your new address, and I'll send you an autographed book. (Think of it as a housewarming gift.) :)

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Boy, that makes me angry that you were treated like that. Moving is not easy for anybody and a little more notice would have been the decent thing to do. I am glad to hear that they will have movers for you and hopefully everything will go easy. I look forward to your next post to read how everything went. Holding positive thoughts for you.

Elephant's Child said...

Sigh. And hiss and spit.
I hope the move goes smoothly.
And thank you (as I head off for a day of volunteering) for the reminder to check my attitude.

klahanie said...

Hey Laura,

There are a number of smug, insensitive people out there. I just hope that your moving transition becomes a positive one.



Geo. said...

Busy times! I hope the move will go well despite the rush.

only slightly confused said...

Certainly a lack of consideration there. I hope the unit works for you and that the move goes smoothly.