I have been so busy with manual labor that I didn’t have time to write blog entries for a few days. Yes, that’s right…manual labor. I’m still writing 30 blog posts for The Joy Project in 30 days but I’m playing a bit of catch up today! What brought me joy on Wednesday was something that also brought me physical pain and exhaustion!
The air conditioning here went out several days ago but not before it flooded the basement. A new furnace and entirely new A/C unit needs to be installed (in addition to new carpeting in the basement and part of a wall). My bedroom was unbearably hot…to the point that I was actually worrying about Skylie since she was panting quite a bit.
Coincidentally, every time I walked by the guest room, I kept thinking about how I liked the furniture in there more. As I thought about it, it made sense to switch rooms because the old guest room also has a ceiling fan which is a huge help in keeping cool. Additionally, there is a queen bed versus the full sized bed in my old bedroom.
I was excited to “move” into the new space because I like it a lot more. I started moving EVERYTHING…clothes, office supplies, coats, the content of my closet, shoes, etc. I also had to move all that same stuff from the former guest bedroom into my former bedroom. It was basically doing a swap of the content of both rooms, with the exception of furniture. It was a HUGE project!
My shoulders ache from carrying and lifting items. I was sweating from the heat. Skylie had no idea what was going on but she happily followed me between the 2 rooms all day long. Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. I can’t even count how many armfuls I carried. In the process, I got rid of about 8 huge garbage bags of items I no longer need as well as junk that I accumulated over the years. It’s nice to rid my space of a lot of clutter.
Now I’m in the “new” room and it feels so much better. Yes, it was tedious and time-consuming but it brought me joy to make the change!