Moving Mayhem

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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby leggo_my_legs » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:11 am

Wow!!! I stepped away from this thread for a minute and you made a huge leap towards your move!!!

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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby ViewsAskew » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:59 am

I am in California!!!!! Big, big, big, BIG sigh! Easy access to Dr. B, hopefully no worries about running out of meds, and a climate that I can feel good in all year round. I love being outside and was always extremely active. This feels like nirvana to me. I brought most of my clothes and some of my husband's as well as my books I use for classes and some other personal stuff (4 suitcases!)

My young artists came by again - so fun. They oo-ed and ah-ed there way through art supplies, glass, plants, shop lights, and other stuff we had. They stuffed their little car, lol, and then offered to help me if I needed any grunt work. Such sweeties. I told them if my nephew didn't want our couch that they could have it.

I posted 8 trays of gesneriads the day before I left - about 200 plants - on Freecycle. Hubby is passing them out tonight and tomorrow. We are bringing about 25-30 boxes - cooking/baking/eating stuff, books, sewing machine, etc - and the rest is going to a donation center. I wanted to Freecycle more of it, but just couldn't get to it.

Hubby gave notice - he is a contractor and they said he could work remotely when he told them 6 months ago that he was going to move. He checked in again a couple months ago - fine, they said. When he told them he was leaving, they said they didn't think him working remotely would work. He was panicky at first. Now he is getting used to it and realizes it is a good thing. The project is SO poorly managed and screwed up that it will be a relief to be elsewhere. Of course, he has to find another job, but he has solid skills in IT - I cannot imagine someone wouldn't want him!

I see Dr B in the morning; imagine he will do bloodwork and it will be interesting to see where the ferritin is. When it kicked in this time, I went from 30-35 mg of methadone or .37 mg of pramipexole to 12.5 mg methadone (or about half of that with .0625 pramipexole). Now I am up to 20-25 mg methadone or 12.5 mg methadone with .125 mg pramipexole - so still lower, but creeping up there. My guess is that it is still in the hundreds but below 190, which seems to be a magic spot.

We will see!
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby debbluebird » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:09 am

Yeah, so good to hear you are there.

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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby Rustsmith » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:21 am

Wonderful news!! Hope all the positive vibes continue.
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby Polar Bear » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:59 pm

Well done. Very happy for you.
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby Yankiwi » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:07 pm

Best wishes for life in California. Nothing like sunshine to soothe the body and soul. It must have been so much fun giving away your art supplies and plants. Giving really is better than receiving.

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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby SquirmingSusan » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:37 am

Hurray! Enjoy all that sunshine and warmth, and having Dr. B close by! My neuro doesn't like it when I take my full methadone prescription, which is 2.5 5 mg. pills a day. When my ferritin is low, I need at least 3 whole tablets. When my ferritin is higher, I need 2 a day. Now I'm just taking kratom, though, and can adjust the dose as needed for RLS or pain. Methadone didn't touch my back pain, and kratom does so that's a bonus.

I hauled a full carload to Goodwill in the back of my Ford Flex, which is a fairly big car. (I've been getting progressively bigger vehicles as my small car got read-ended and totaled, then my somewhat larger car, which was a hybrid, got rear-ended by a concrete truck...) Between Goodwill, Freecycle, and the Neighborhood group, I'm making progress. It's a lot of work to get stuff out of the house! Kudos to you, Ann!
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby leggo_my_legs » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:01 am

Welcome!!! Congratulations!!! Now get to the beach!

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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby ViewsAskew » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:53 am

Oh, wish I were on the beach! Amy will be gone in a few days, so I will put the doggie in the car and drive to a park that is on the beach. We have a lovely walk there - and lots of Pokemon to catch, too!

The sunshine truly make me smile - I just feel so much happier here - in an intrinsic way. Sunshine, low humidity, temperature, wafting breezes - altogether it feels like the place I am meant to be.
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby debbluebird » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:10 am

Wonderful !!

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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby leggo_my_legs » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:44 am

So glad you love it!

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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby ViewsAskew » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:53 pm

Thanks! So many people say, "Why do you want to live there????" I guess we just all have our happy places in the world, lol, and mine is here.
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby debbluebird » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:57 am

I liked California when we lived there, except housing is so expensive.

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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:49 am

debbluebird wrote:I liked California when we lived there, except housing is so expensive.


That definitely is true! We are looking at it as downsizing for retirement a bit early :-).
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Re: Moving Mayhem

Postby badnights » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:09 am

Susan wrote:(I've been getting progressively bigger vehicles as my small car got read-ended and totaled, then my somewhat larger car, which was a hybrid, got rear-ended by a concrete truck...)
Yikes, Susan! I hope that trend doesn't continue. You'll be driving a concrete truck, yourself, and it'll get rear-ended by a train or something!

Ann wrote:The sunshine truly make me smile - I just feel so much happier here - in an intrinsic way. Sunshine, low humidity, temperature, wafting breezes - altogether it feels like the place I am meant to be.
So happy for you! You evoke a feeling that's familiar to me, though I can't recall where I felt it before.
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