Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Yes, She(WMBO), whom I love dearly and have for lo, these past 40+ years, went back to work today after taking a 3 1/2 day weekend. She got home after Lunch on Thursday and took off on Friday. When She is around, whatever I am doing, even if it is something she has assigned to me, takes a back seat to helping her with whatever she is doing.
And I let it happen.
For example. Yesterday morning I was trying to move the fridge to the kitchen, as she asked me to. I got five feet and had to help her out with taking tile off the kitchen wall. In fact I had to take down the sheet rock everywhere there was tile. Meanwhile she went off to paint and other things. One of those was to turn the door on the dryer from left handed to right handed. "Tim, I can't make this work!" Remember, I was already pulled off to work the kitchen. This time I had some glue out. I almost let her suck me in. I almost stopped what I was doing to help her with the door. "No. NO! I have glue setting in the kitchen."
"But what about me?" She is so spoiled. And I am the one who spoils her.
"Just stop doing what you are doing so you don't hose it up anymore." Well ... it's true.
When I did get to help her, she was hopelessly stuck on step 13. It made absolutely no sense to her. "It's like badly translated Chinese." Actually it made perfect sense ... if she hadn't completely skipped steps 6 - 10. "Well, I didn't think those were necessary."
Huh? Let me turn up my hearing aids because I don't believe what I just heard.
Today. She was not around. I made a run to the dump and a trip to Lowes to buy new sheetrock and a part for the stove. And I worked with the plumber to get our steam radiators re-installed (the pipes needed to be raised about 3/4 inch because of the floors). And I got the refrigerator installed and working. And I cleaned up the kitchen enough that I got started on the new sheetrock. And I did the laundry. And I gathered all the scattered tools into one place, into two buckets.
And no one called from three rooms away, "Tim! I have a problem."