Yesterday, I said no to stress, again, hit pause on a healthy work to-do list and dashed off to the local home improvement store. (I’ve found it necessary to tell stress no often. Stress doesn’t hear so well.) In my hand I clutched a list of supplies penned by the kind fellow doing some repair work around the old homestead. My beloved hubby assured me it would be a quick trip as he jumped in his truck to return to the farm. The carpenter agreed.
They lied through their teeth. Their estimate was a little off.
Many hours later, I left said store. I spared y’all the details. You’re welcome.
Back home, Mr. Handyman was waiting with another surprise.
“You have termites.”
“Yes’m. I found termites in the ceiling of the double bedroom. Wanna see?”
That’s the sort of question that has many answers. A) Not really. B) If I must C) Let’s get it over with. D) Can I go to the beach and have you just send me a pic?
Did I mention that I’m expecting a houseful of company next week? Oh, yeah, that too.
Mr. Handy Man is doing a stop gap method on the room in question to have it ready for guests. Terminex has been notified that I am not happy about having them on the payroll and finding tiny insects munching my wood. Where, I ask you, is that cute little orange cone from the commercials?
Mr. Handyman feels pretty sure that it is early in the problem and they are contained in that one small area. We shall see. Right now I’m choosing to be happy that I had Mr. Handyman here and that he found them before they decided to eat us out of house and home.
As I sit visiting with you today there is more work to do around here than a belle can shake a stick at and I’ve got to have this place ready for our July 4th celebration, which we do in a BIG way at the Tomlinsons. It’s tradition.
So, because it’s Friday and I’m behind the eight ball and you might need a laugh, I’m sharing with you a little video fun. This clip was recorded during some storytelling before the taping of the Heart Wide Open DVD. I hope you’ll enjoy it. And then, I hope you’ll leave me a comment because your thoughts are very important to me and someone will get back to you immediately.
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