The Ache of Accomplishment

I hurt. I hurt in places I didn’t know *could* hurt. My thighs ache, my arms ache, my neck is sore, even my *fingers* ache, for crying out loud! And I’ve noticed that while I can keep moving if I keep moving (think about it and it might make sense to you), as I get more tired during a project it takes less and less time being still for me to “seize up”.

Case in point: I’m at the end of two consecutive days of working on Eve and Rick’s kitchen. We finished the flooring today (see? I can learn new things – now you might get pictures, too!) and 

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moved on to the next tasks – bringing in the new cabinets, repositioning the stove, and placing the new dishwasher. For some reason, the dishwasher didn’t come with a three-prong plug, so Eve and I went to Lowe’s to get one. It wasn’t too hard getting *in* the car (thighs and shins complained a little bit), but after a 20-minute ride to the store, LOTS OF ME was upset about having to get *out of* the car. And the same when I got home.

I don’t want to think about all the effort I have to put in to get from the couch to the bed. Maybe I’ll just stay here with the cats all night.

3 Comments on “The Ache of Accomplishment

  1. Yay kitties!!!

    The prong-thing happened to Brian and I when we moved into our house. The dryer had a 4-prong attachment, but the connection in the house was a 3-prong. So we had to go to Lowes or Home Depot and get one and then replace it. On a practically new dryer, too!!! LOL. I’m sorry that you hurt so much. Just relax… 🙂

  2. You’re lucky … when we bought a new dryer, it didn’t need a new attachment, but it DID need a whole new circuit breaker, which required a licensed electrician to install. Talk about hidden costs …

    • Eve and Rick had a whole new breaker box installed because they needed 2 circuits – one for the dishwasher and one for the disposal. That was professionally done and completed before I got here. now they can go ahead and upgrade the rest of the house when they get to it.

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