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Overload, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Overload

By Beverly Hicks Burch

Recipe for physical, mental and emotional overload:

Mix, stir, agitate blend and beat the following ingredients…like a dead horse…

3 months husband living and working out of state

3 months going back and forth between two states personally

1 fall in a dark back yard resulting in busted knee

1 handful of weeks of house hunting

Sell 1 house in an entirely different (3rd) state

1 slumlord…er…landlady

1 especially toxic house

1 extremely fowled up plumbing system

1 toilet continually over-flowing which aforementioned slumlord/landlady refuses to fix

1 garage sale with over-flowing toilet

Arrange 1 move

Add 3 van line packers, allow them to view your belongings then disappear without packing a box; get 1 phone call from the national rep 1 hour later saying the packers say there is black mold and water damage on ALL over your belongings and they refuse to pack for health reasons

Add 1 major meltdown at this point and agitate very well…

Next, have rep come to house to take picture to verify that, no indeed, all the belongings are NOT covered in black mold and water damage and that black mold was localized to house itself and certain boxes we had and were taking care of…

Have national rep determine 3 packers were overwhelmed by enormity of Bev’s stuff and bailed out…

Determine 3 packers WILL NOT return…

Loose 1 full day packing…

Add new larger packing crew that packs like Tasmanian devils

Discover 1 ground hog has chewed the wiring harness from your already tired and weary lead sled/granny car that Gomez left you with…

Realize in middle of move you will now have to trade cars…

Buy vehicle at Jim Cogdill Dodge with and “extend bumper to bumper warranty”…

1 week after arriving engine light on “new” vehicle pops on

Less than 1 month after purchase pay $230 for new thermostat and discover warranty is not “bumper to bumper” as you were told…

Have dog groomed…

Clean 1 toxic house as best you can…

Leave for a 5 ½ hour drive on a Sunday night at 8 PM

Pull over 3 times to sleep because you do not want to kill the dog or run into T & H vehicle…

Arrive in your new hometown at 6 AM

Moving van arrives at 8 AM

Former owners of house turn off utilities instead of setting up transfers…add 1 week of hotel stay and extra expense until utilities can be turned back on…

Count 25 trillion boxes to unpack…

Hurt in every joint, muscle, eyelash, hair follicle and pore in your body…

Catch 2 bugs…1 stomach, 1 head and chest

Develop 2 huge dark circles under your eyes and now go by the name Rocky Raccoon…

For fun and sweetness, throw in 1 cranky 21 pound cat to listen to his melodious music and watch beat up on the 14 pound dog…IT’S LIKE ICING ON THE CAKE!

Decide…Ain’t life grand?!

© Beverly Hicks Burch 2007 All Rights Reserved.

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