My last 7 days...
4/20: Volunteering (2 hrs), errands. Ok, so not too bad.
4/21: Up at 6am. Leave for Gram's by 8/8:30 to start laundry. Just barely have time to switch laundry. Book it to the university for the Hope Festival where I end up staffing the table an extra hour than I was scheduled for. Book it to Mom's. Eat lunch, drink coffee, attempt to make up (in 2 hours) the weeks since I last saw her. Head back to Gram's. Fold laundry. Go to the Bangor Home Show. At some point, eat dinner. Home around 11pm.
4/22: My one day wholly off.
4/23: 9am eye appointment. End up leaving my glasses with them so I can get new lenses, which relegates me to my contacts or blindness. Since I had to order contacts, too, I've been on my last pair of contacts, with no back-up should I lose or rip a lens. Hang out with Jen. Narrow down choices of major appliances for our house.
4/24: The day from hell. Up at 6am. Car into the tire place at 8 to get new tires on. Chiropractic appointments for us both at 11:30. Lunch at Jordan's (yum!). Ice cream date in Bar Harbor around 4 (yum again). Book it to the fundraiser event planning meeting.
4/25: Lunch with the In-Laws of Awesome. Haul the very last of the stuff I remotely care about out of Dad's house. Get friends' help burning Dad's business files that I have to destroy. Over 35 years' worth. Leave sometime after 2am.
4/26: Work! OMG FINALLY! Only I get a call from Dad's neighbor that the fire didn't really go out (no damage; just smoking still) and the wind is blowing not-wholly-burned papers all over the place, so have to run over there to fix it.
The amazing good to come out of this bat-sh*t insanity? 1) Our house a step or two closer to eventual completion. 2) Cash offer made on Dad's house. 3) This fundraiser is going to be on a scale I can hardly imagine, so fantastic experience. 4) My glasses will--when I get them back--cease to have a giant crack through one lens. And...
5) I won a raffle at the Home Show. I entered one for a gift card, and I didn't win the card, but I won a secondary drawing they hadn't even advertised. It includes airline tickets (international--not this continent--destinations available), free and/or seriously discounted hotel stays, and a gift card. So still a card, just a little smaller. We just have to drive at least an hour to pick it up at the resort sponsoring this package of crazy.
Honestly not sure whether or not this is just the universe's way of laughing at me at this point, because I'm having some serious trouble figuring out when we can squeeze that quick trip in.
I have the unfortunate, sneaking suspicion this week has set the tone for the next couple months...