The busy have no time for tears.
What a week it has been. The beginning of this new year has been nothing short of craziness in the biggest heaps.
I had taken several days off and wasn't even sure what day to get on back to work. Wish I had stayed under the covers.
We renovated the bottom floor's bathroom a year ago and have had problems with the work since day one. We have tried so many different things so as not to have to tear out the work - but, this week, the renovators had to come back and COMPLETELY re-do all the work. Actually, I am extremely pleased and like this better. We just have to repaint.
Same time with above going on, the crew came to get all the leaves off the property yard. I don't know how it happened, or if they were involved (could have been a deer), but all the televisions stopped working on Tuesday. Could not get repair until today (Saturday).
Meanwhile, same day (Tuesday), the toilet handle fails and the flapper won't work, AND the shower starts dripping. Plumber came Thursday evening and stayed until 8:30 p.m.
Because I was vacationing over the holidays, and I had NO backup in our clinic, my work day began a little after 6:00 a.m. and most days didn't get home until about 5:30 or so p.m. Worn out, pooped to boot, dog-tired, whatever ~ that's me. I had my cell phone on my desk at work; could NOT locate it when I headed out. Searched everywhere. Not in my pocketbook, my coat pockets, no where. I felt panicky. I knew I had it on my desk ~ did someone take it?
That's hard to think about, but it was GONE. The ringer was off because we cannot use them in the clinic. Went straight to Verizon on the way home and had them shut that phone down, paid the deductible, and hopefully should have a new phone sometime today. FYI - before we shut my phone down, we called my number and the ringer was on! - just sayin'.
I'm still packing away the Christmas stuff. It started out in a somewhat orderly fashion, then as the above week started to crumble, it slowly became organized chaos.
Since the Direct TV man left early this morning (yes, he got here on time about 8'ish), I feel like a crazed woman on drugs catching up with all the laundry, mopping and cleaning that had been forgotten all week long.
Dust - you do NOT have dust like me. Combine dirt road, animal dander, and whatever comes in - it seems an exhausting day of dusting. I am considering hiring some help. I am not ashamed.
Alas, I am quite proud of myself ~ I hit not one after-Christmas sale. I have not brought anything back into this house. I've been tempted, but the busyiness of above kept me grounded here at home.
I've loved reading what everyone is doing. Sounds like a few projects are coming along in some of your blogs and the weather is keeping a few of you in. Love reading about all your critters and of course, all of your photos of home and garden.
Take Care ~ Debi