We had a really bad storms last night. It rained so hard and for so long I thought the rain was going to come through my roof. The wind was also gusting to 40-50 MPH. It was a bit scary for awhile. The power went out sometime after midnight and didn't come back on until 8 this morning. My back yard looked like a war zone this morning with tree branches down and the remainder of the leaves fallen down all over the yard and porch. The For Sale sign that was in my neighbors front yard was in the middle of the road in front of my house. Both my car and George's was completely covered in leaves and debris. I knew we were supposed to get the rain but I didn't know we were going to have tornado like conditions. With the power out, I didn't have any heat but we didn't need it. It was pretty tropical like outside this morning.
It cleared up pretty nicely and we had a very warm and sunny day. I managed to get a lot of sorting done this afternoon, cleaning out another dresser and packing up the things that were in my entertainment center. George took up a load of stuff when he went home this afternoon including Sara's computer and stereo, and I will pack up a lot more for him to take back with him on Wednesday. Friday night I am going to go up there after work and take all of my clothes and personal items. George's grandkids are coming over that evening to show us their trick or treat costumes so I don't want to miss that. Saturday we will then come back down here and pack up my computer, books, bookcases, kitchen items and whatever else we can fit into our cars. Most of my stuff will be there by the end of next weekend. Then it will just be odds and ends. I get pretty overwhelmed when I think about it so I try not to. I had a hard time sleeping the other night because all I could think about was how I was going to get it all done. George is very patient and easy going and calms me down, but I can tell he just wants it all over with too. Thankfully he is an understanding man.
While going through my 'memory box' I came across some items that I should have gotten rid of long ago. There were items from a previous and often painful relationship and I took some time to read the cards and letters and looked at the pictures before I tossed everything into the trash. I realized while reading some notes and letters that I had a weird idea of what love was supposed to be. I can't believe I put up with some of the crap that took place during that time, and I thought I was happy? Not even close. The good thing is I have since learned from my mistakes and I won't ever go through that again. Even though I am no longer in touch with this man, I hope he will one day find peace, happiness and maybe a little mental stability.
I dropped off 6 Fall and Winter jackets at the Goodwill bin this afternoon. I also filled up another large trash bag with clothes that I no longer want/need and dropped that off as well. I have another bag half full and will drop that off tomorrow. I can't believe I had that much stuff just collecting dust in my drawers. It will go to someone who really needs it, that's for sure.
I also rolled $52 worth of coin to be deposited into my savings account. That will be my gambling money on our cruise. Hopefully I can turn it into a bit more cash, but if not, I will at least have fun trying.
Time to call it a night. I am going to watch some TV before I crash, but I have a feeling I won't see a whole lot. It's been a long day. Hope everyone is doing great!