October 22 near Atlanta, GA via mobile
Frustrated and tired.
To say that I had pushed myself to my limits again, would be putting it mildly.
But there was no time to rest. We still had a half full truck to unload. And then I needed to return said truck and figure out how I was going to get the Rav-4 back from the airport parking lot.
Then there was the unpacking phase.
Halloween was around the corner.
I seriously needed to address Skye's home-school agenda.
I needed to start to exercise.
And it was highly likely that I would be starting a job the upcoming Monday.
One Step After Another, or Until the Elevator Breaks Down
We continued to off-load the truck and were making great progress.....
And then the elevator stopped working.
We were so close to being finished; I could taste it.
After waiting for them to try to fix it for around an hour or so, I decided to try to move what we had left up the four flights of stairs.
That was tough.
I managed, among other things, to get Skye's bed, which happened to be a Queen size mattress and box-spring up the 4 flights of stairs.
But there were 4 pieces that I just couldn't manage. I decided to leave them in the lobby by the elevator until it was fixed so that I could at least return the truck.
October 23 near Atlanta, GA via mobile
Had a wonderful nights sleep in my own bed, which has been in storage for the last three years. Lots of errands to run and unpacking to do. The joys of "moving".
October 24 near Atlanta, GA
Unpacking after three years of having stuff in storage and traveling around the country. Boxes from our house in LA, as well as stays in Atlanta, New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Not to mention I haven't even touched our little trailer full of Burning Man gear and our last few months of adventure.
After returning the moving truck and retrieving the Rav-4, I collected our little trailer to see what else we could jam into our already jam-packed apartment.
When I opened up the door, I was greeted with the lovely smell of Playa dust from the Nevada desert ala Burning Man.
I ended up emptying around half of the contents of the trailer and then took it back to its home in friends yard.
October 25 near Atlanta, GA via mobileI
was on the fence about going out tonight. Halloween is for kids, or teens or at the oldest those in their 20's. Nope. We go around once as far as I'm concerned and in going to live it to the hilt. Just wish Cindy were here with me.
I ended up going out and I did see some friends that I camped with at Burning Man which was very cool.
And then things went up bit astray.
But that's a story for another day.
When we were on our way to the Atlanta airport to fly back to LA, Cindy called and asked me if I would be interested in decorating re-shoots for a movie in Atlanta.
I said, sure, but it didn't come to pass.
We were in the middle of Texas when I got a call to see if I was available to work as set decorator on 2cnd unit for sequel to an action movie shooting in Atlanta.
This one seemed more promising. If it were to happen it would be my third go-round with the franchise.
It did happen, which completely changed how we had imagined what our return to Atlanta would be.
frustrated with my hernia nonsense. It's not painful. I barely notice it. I can feel the "protrusion of abdominal-cavity contents through the inguinal canal," and can manipulate it back to where its supposed to be. A couple of years ago, I had this same condition and had a successful rehabilitation with rest and a specific yoga routine. And I know that I need to go through the same process again. But I want to run and play. I want to do juijitsu and circus. Arrrrrgh....getting old is, well, getting old.
I decided to go with Skye to Circus Arts and see how I felt.
We started doing some hand-balancing and I was feeling good.
I ended up basing, as I usually do. We had enough people who were feeling game, so we attempted the 5-headed Dragon.
That's somewhere between 500-600 hundred pound of live human weight I'm supporting.
I think I'm cleared for action.
The hernia's still there, but it doesn't seem to be getting worse.
When we moved out of the Highland Steel Apartments, the Atlanta Beltline was still under construction.
It's completed now and amazing.
It takes around 10 minutes to bike town to Piedmont Park.
Along the way there's lots of public art, a skate park and a goodly amount of people-watching to boot.