Slowly, my house is looking like there are more filled boxes than stuff in the house. Very slowly. Move day is tentatively Dec. 7, I'm waiting for confirmation from the van line today. A wonderful and dear friend is going to come up on Dec. 4th and help me finish packing the kitchen and whatever else needs to be done. Bless her! My sisters keep saying I shouldn't be doing this all by myself, and they are right, but they can't manage to do the drive to come help. I understand, but it's annoying nonetheless. I'm pacing myself, resting when I need to, or at least when I realize I need to! My son is here too, and has been wonderful about lifting the heavy stuff and doing runs to the dump, and to the fire station with the toxic stuff you can't take to the dump. My spouse will be home Wed. night for a few days over the holiday and has been assigned the garage and the study. I've already cleared a lot out of the garage, but there's still stuff there, mostly for the dump, I suspect. Last Wednesday evening folks from the local Red Cross Chapter came with three full sized pickup trucks and a trailer, and left with them filled with furniture and stuff from my house, for their rummage sale. I'll get a tax receipt and they will make money. Win-win all around! It's wonderful to have all that extra stuff gone. I tried to feel sad that it was all leaving me, but couldn't. It is very freeing to get rid of excess stuff. The best possible gift for me this week is that my school district has the entire week off! We've never done this before, and for me this is superb timing. Such a terrific gift of time for me, to finish up the packing without worrying about work too. I will survive this, so far have been keeping flares away, and I'm hoping I don't crash and burn when its all done. The Traumeel is helping, along with my other supplements and 'helpers', as is time to rest as I need it. I know there is an end to this stress, and that helps too. Anyway, just wanted to let you all in on the latest info! Peace, Beth.