Friday, October 29, 2010

The Procastinator's Curse

Sweetie and I have many similarities but also a glaring opposite trait; namely he's a procrastinator who takes his time to "think things through." I, on the other hand, act quickly, decisively and work a project through to its conclusion. If it has to be done, I getter done. Then it's finished!!!

The sheer thought of moving has immobilized him due to his "mess" in the pole barn. This consists of buckets, crates, boxes, tool chests, and piles of more stuff than I care to mention. And hardly any of it's been touched since being unloaded from the U-Haul 18 months ago!!!

So, a 26' truck has sat in the drive since 1 p.m. today - still empty. Our pickup, with sides built up around the bed, has been partially loaded.

Everything in the house is packed except the TV and computer, minimal toiletries and the coffee pot. We're living on soup, sandwiches, and oatmeal cooked in the microwave in heavy paper bowls.

We've had six calls from potential buyers of the Blazer/plow but either they haven't shown up, haven't had the money or low balled the asking price.

As of today, he plans to load the pickup; place it on the car hauler and have me drive the car down state. The Case tractor goes in the U-Haul with garage junk around it and furniture to the back of the U-Haul.

That's the plan. When it will come to fruition is any one's guess. We have until 1 p.m. Tuesday to return it - in Ionia.

WHEN this move is completed all of his stuff will land in yet another pole barn, where fortunately I can't see it from any window of the home.

To say I'm frustrated is an understatement. Thanks for letting me vent.


Sixbears said...

I used to procrastinate, but now I don't even get around to that anymore.

Never put off till tomorrow what can be put off forever.

On the other hand, if the wife ain't happy, ain't nobody happy, so stuff gets done.

treesong said...

Ha, ha. Thanks Sixbears for the laugh. Helps to ease the tension and reminds me that this too shall pass.

Kyddryn said...

I'll procrastinate in a minute...

I once had trouble with my ex's stuff cluttering the garage so badly I couldn't park in there - a two car garage, no less!

I told him it had to be cleaned out by a certain time or I was holding a garage sale, everything a dollar.

Amazing how quickly he found time and motivation to get it done.

Sorry about the frustration of your move, Mizz Treesong...I wish you blessings in your new place.

Shade and Sweetwater,
K (who has to laugh - her word verification is "diastr"...looks like someomen was spelling "disaster" and never got 'round to finishing it)

2 Tramps said...

Yes, this too will pass - but not without angst! Seems there is always one in a couple that worries the most. That would be me in our relationshop and I do a very good job at it - I do it in advance, too.

It has to be hard for you dealing with all this - you just want to get settled in your new place as soon as possible. Hope you are on the road soon and the trip is an easy one!