Resting was nice last night. But I am trying not to feel stressed today. We have a lead on someone doing the floors for roughly what I felt I could spend. We will know later today. First I need to find out if Jim has made any arrangements so I don't step on anything he has done. If we get the floors done, I am ready to just move our stuff and keep working while living there. I am definitely tired of the going back and forth.
Traffic was really bad this morning and it did not help my feelings of stress. And I am moving further away. But that reinforces my plan to take the train. I do not want to have to deal with that traffic. What I have not decided is whether I should pay one more month of parking, or just pay by the day and take the train after we get moved to the other place. I am leaning that direction. I could take the train from where I am now, too, but it requires some walking and I likely will have to stand for the trip because I would get on at the end of the line (almost to downtown). When I ride the train from the house, I will be getting on toward the beginning of the line. Plus, if I am having to make trips over to the house every night, I don't want to waste the time walking to and from the train stop every morning and evening. When I ride from the house, there is a Park & Ride.
I did something a little questionable with my eating. I did pick up a rotisserie chicken last night, as well as some eggs and a couple of other things. I was really craving something sweet and the best way for me to indulge my sweet tooth is to make something, but I really don't have the time or the energy last night. So I bought some low carb ice cream. That is not the greatest thing for me to have, and I often have portion control problems with it. But we have leftover pecan pie and cheesecake in the refrigerator from Thanksgiving and I need to stay away from that, so I thought this was safer. I did a decent job of controlling my portion, but I will have to be careful.
For lunch today I brought some boiled eggs, summer sausage and cheese. Not the greatest lunch, but fine for keto and it will do.
We got a bid on two things we need done on the house to move forward. Actually, so we can move! He first told us a total amount for the floors and finishing out the opening between the dining room and the living room, which includes a support beam. I liked the price for the support beam, but he wanted more for doing the floors than the quote I had gotten from someone else. So I wanted to hire him just to do the beam and finish-out and get the other guy to do the floors. He came down $200 to do it all and I decided that is probably the best option (he was acting like he might charge more for just doing the beam and finish-out if he did not do the floors). It's a little more than I wanted to pay, but it does include the cost of the beam. And he can get it all done in two days, which means we can go ahead and move. So, I think this is the best option. I am just happy to be able to move forward.
However, this is all very scary for me. Paying out that kind of money when there are still other things left to do scares me. But it is not like I have any choice. These are things that have to be done. I am so ready to get settled and not have to work quite so much after work!
I don't think I made this clear what I was talking about -- I think it was yesterday, but it might have been the day before. For quite a while (in some ways, ever since I can remember), I have felt that getting out of the house very much was more than I can handle. For one thing, I am such a home body. And I feel like I am not really resting unless I am home, and I get a little crazy feeling if I am not home enough. For another, the pain issues have kept me home much more. But the last few weeks have shown me that I can do a lot more than I think I can (part of that is because I feel better), and I realize that I don't have to be home to feel like I have time off. I hope after we get settled, I will feel more like getting out and making friends and spending time with them. It has shown me that I can still handle my work schedule, even if am not home almost every minute I am not working. Of course, I have not been working much OT during these weeks, but it still has shown me I can do more than I could do before, especially physically. My energy level has vastly improved.
I'm hungry tonight, so will probably stop and get me something on the way to the house tonight. I'm going to head out so I can get to work. Need to get things cleaned up for the workers to get started!