Sunday, May 26, 2013
I am importing a friend from another city to come live with me. Lately I've been keeping so many other plates spinning, however, that it hasn't really hit me how very, very wonderful it's going to be to have him live here.
I've got to admit, part of my relief will be for the list of tangible help he'll be providing. As part of the barter for his stay, he'll be helping me with yard and household chores. As I am only one woman with three jobs and two college-age tenants living with me, the needs of the physical house itself have just been swamping me. While one of the roommates has been doing more than her share throughout, the arrival of my buddy will tip the scales towards getting AHEAD of the game...not just we two ladies barely keeping up with it!
Also, he's agreed to be my workout partner. Even though that means getting up with me at 0600 to go run, then do calisthenics. This former soldier is actually relieved to have somebody holding HIM accountable for his health again! Is that lucky, or what?
Plus -- though it may not be PC to say it -- it will be nice just having a man around the house. There's something about their energy that always galvanizes me to get my own things done.
The majority of my happiness at his impending arrival, though, is just him, himself. It will be nice to have an ally in this town -- one who knows me well, loves me unconditionally, and isn't afraid to call me on my --
-- telephone. ;)