It was foggy, when I woke up, this morning. But it was lifting when I drove to work.
The office is being packed up - everyone was busy boxing up their things. The movers are supposed to arrive on Friday morning. I finished packing most of my things - just the very last few items to pack, tomorrow. We were all allowed 3 crates each and an unlimited number of boxes in addition. I didn't need to use any crates for my stuff. I have 9 regular boxes of stuff; most of it are office/work related items. I keep very few personal items at the office - my coffee mug that a colleague gave me one year, a plastic flower pot in which I keep my pens and pencils, two small painted wooden boxes that were gifts from two former colleagues (one holds some paper clips, the other those small post-its), a box of tissues, and a couple of bottles of vitamins (one set at home, one set at the office).
Someone mentioned seeing a parking sign at a nearby structure behind the new office, advertising $4 parking. I got all excited and went looking for it. Well, it is now a construction site, so, no more parking there! I found a couple of alternatives, though - there are two small surface parking lots about 4 blocks away for $8/day, and another half a block away from them for $7/day. The funny thing is, one of the $8 parking lots is where I used to park back in the early 1990s, when my office was located in a different building, during earthquake retrofitting at my current office building! At the time, that parking lot was 2 blocks from the building where I worked! Looks like I've come full circle! Of course, back then, it was less than $8/day to park there!
There is also a county office building that is next to the new office building - they have parking for $8/day, too; I think that parking is for people who come to that building, but, maybe I can park there, on occasion. At least, I have a couple of options, so I am feeling optimistic and starting to feel excited about the move rather than dreading it!
I also drove the distance from the other $4 public parking space I had seen earlier (about 1 mile from the office building). It seemed like a long way to walk; I don't think I am quite up to it, yet.
I spent the evening doing paperwork. I got my tax file sorted, minus the the car registration renewal notification, showing the license fee which maybe deducted. I have copies of my payment, but not the bill! I have a file labeled Taxes, into which I drop the various tax-related documents, but I haven't kept up with my filing and this one item didn't get filed. I'll drop the rest of the tax papers off at the tax preparer's office, tomorrow, and then, continue to search for the document and take it with me when I go in on Saturday. If I don't find it, then, I won't be able to claim the deduction.
I forgot to water the back garden and give Dancer his flea medications, so that's something to be done tomorrow.
Today, I am grateful for:
- There are a couple places where I can park near the new building!
- I didn't have a lot to pack
- Feeling better about the move
- Getting most of the tax papers sorted
- The opportunity to declutter my office files
Thursday's To Do List:
- Go to the office
- Visit the farmers' market and treat myself to something (don't think there will be a farmers' market near the new office)
- Drop the tax papers off
- Water the back garden
- Give Dancer the flea meds
- Do more filing
Today's decluttering included a couple of binders at the office and one catalog at home.
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?