Nerve Center

And here, Ladies and Gentlemen, is the nerve center of the house. The picture’s a bit blurry, but you get the jest of it.

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Office is Unpacked!

I rearranged my desk to the opposite wall so I am now facing east and am downhill (the house is far from level) which keeps me from straining my lower back in the effort to keep my chair from rolling backward. Also, books are back in the bookshelf, and my journals are also unpacked in on their bookshelf.

Oh, and Tina has ordered a tapestry for part of the west wall. It’s for meditating. It will fit from window to corner and ceiling to floor.

It’s the smallest room (other than the bathrooms) in the house and it’s twice the size of the old office at the apartment.

Now I have a ton of empty boxes to take out to the garage.

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What Degree of Incline?

With the world being round, what appears to be a flat surface when I am running really means I am running downhill. Right?

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Good Bye Pal

He was 19 years old. For a cat that’s 92 human years. He had late stage renal failure due to cancer. So, today we took him to the Superior Animal Hospital & Boarding Suites and he was put to sleep. We were with him as the medication was administered. He was calm and restful as he drifted into sleep.

I will miss him deeply. I only knew him for 5 years, but I fell for him immediately.

Good bye Freddy. You were a great friend.

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Combined Stats

Since my Apple Watch decided to act up today, I ended up with two separate posts. Combined I ran 3.57 miles in 39.58 minutes. Not bad.

Hopefully the only reason my watch acted up was because of the new update. Or it could have been my jacket brushing against the watch as I ran.

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Do I or Don’t I?

Run. I’m contemplating a run. It’s 6 degrees at the moment. I have the gear to run in this temperature but it’s getting up the motivation to find it. Actually, it’s just the running coat I need to find. I have the other stuff already out.

 

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Resumption of Running

I hit the pavement today. It was nice. No wind, slightly obscured sun without it being grey and overcast. The roads were dry, but the sidewalks had some snow and ice. Thankfully I have new shoes that are designed for muddy trail running. Though not perfect, they did keep me from slipping so that I didn’t strain my back or legs.

With the move done I am looking forward to regular runs. I didn’t gain too much weight, but I have goals I want to achieve; both weight and conditioning.

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Adjustments

Now that we are moved into our new place it’s the start of the adjustment phase. Resuming usual routines require the incorporation of the physical layout of the house and the location of simple things like light switches, appliances, etc. Plus, there’s still the unpacking that needs to occur. Yet, already there’s a level of comfort in this house that did not exist in the last place we lived. For one thing, we no longer have to walk down a flight and a half of stairs outside to do laundry. We have one flight, all inside. Nor is there a driveway up a hill that was impossible to climb after a heavy snowfall, or after a sloppy thaw.

Another interesting fact is that the cats have quickly settled in. The last time we moved Cinnamon was pissed for days on end, hissing at anyone’s approach, cat or human. She remained hidden behind the couch for at least 24 hours. Here? She was out from behind the couch in less that 12 hours, exploring and smelling. She quickly discovered she could sit on the back of the couch look out the picture window and watch the traffic.

Of the most importance is the coffee station. Though on a temporary table, we have the basics laid out. Now it’s just a matter of finding a more appropriate sized table to use – the old table is too long for the layout of this kitchen.

Finally, the lighting of this house is problematic. We are going to need more lamps. And I have to rehang a lamp in the kitchen. But it is a small problem, not something so horrible as to cause regret. Not when I look out the back door and see my backyard.

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Finally!

We are now in our new home! Freddy took it all in stride. However, Kang and Cinnamon are hiding behind the couch. Cable guy has come and gone – we have TV and internet! Now it’s time for me to head to work for 3 hours. Then it’s back home to sleep in my new house!

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1.7 Miles

It’s moving day! Well, that is the moving company is coming to take the big stuff – couches, tables, washer/dryer, etc., etc., etc.. We already moved most of the small stuff. Right now I’m just finishing up my coffee as we wait for the moving truck to arrive.

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