And welcome to halfway through the week.
I wish the sun would show up at some point.
I spent most of yesterday afternoon showing water heater men in and out of my condo building to give us estimates on a new unit.
Our condo association is self managed, and man, do we have some go-getters in our little complex. People are constantly volunteering to fix things, lay down grass, shovel snow, and hire “guys” to come in and paint or clean carpets.
I can’t even properly operate the blinds in my living room.
I’m fairly used to heavily depending on a landlord or JW (or my favorite- a combination of both) to take care of my in-building issues.
I’m not very handy.
And as for outside work, well, I threw a gigantic tantrum when I was sixteen regarding my feelings on picking up sticks in the yard (an actual chore) and raking, and proclaimed I was finished with my budding career as a landscaper.
There was feet stomping.
You can ask my father for confirmation, as it is one of his favorite stories to tell.
These facts, coupled with the reality that I spent the terrible winter pregnant and couldn’t pull my (sizable) weight shoveling were all points against me.
In summary, what I’m saying is that I don’t bring much to our capable little team of home owners.
And I like to be a team player.
So I volunteered to shuttle potential water-heater-installers in and out of my building, since I’m home with Theo.
But first I needed JW to show me where the water heater was.
And how to open the appropriate doors to get there.
Yes, you guys, I need dress rehearsals for this sort of thing.
I am happy to report that I was able to guide all three visitors to the container I’ve been told ia a water heater, and that I believe I may have even answered their questions correctly.
I only struggled with the lock once, got my feet soaked traipsing through a wet outdoor space, and had one encounter where Theo screamed for ten minutes over an explanation of the benefits of a maintenance program.
Put me in, chickadees.
And someone please teach me to use those blinds.