Sunday, September 16, 2007

Gut check

I am in the middle of one of those times where I get nothing useful done around here. I really haven't gotten used to the new family schedule.

I miss the relaxing mornings with the kids, hanging out at the park or cruising the neighborhood to see what is happening at the far end of the street. Now, we always seem to be rushing around to get someone into the right place at the right time. Add to that, The Princess has finally sworn off naps, due to the crazy schedule, I think.

I always seem to have a good excuse for not getting the laundry finished up. But lately it has been a major chore just to get the dishwasher loaded or the carpets vacuumed. And unlike laundry, the dishwasher and vacuum do almost all of the real work for me... And the worse things look, the less I want to tackle the house chores. So now we live atop a junk pile.

Yesterday Racecar Man helped me investigate a mystery noise in the VW. OK, I watched and drove a little while he listened and diagnosed the problem. Then I watched while he did the work. I did lift the heavy stuff though, due to RM having a sore back. So I have THAT going for me... Anyways, we did not fix the car. But only because parts are not available locally. I may have to go to the dealership, YIKES!

Now we know what is going on with the car and once I get the parts I can fix it. And at the end of the week I should have ONE project finished around here. And getting the car fixed might make me seem useful around here again. The Boss Lady can only hope.


Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you're talking about -- that's what those days, when you say that absolutely nothing happened today, is sometimes the best days of all. Sorry about the nap -- that's a tough one.

Leighton @ My Best Investments said...

Last week I followed a buddy of mine around as he fixed our air conditioning unit.

While he was hunched over in the hot crawlspace, I stood in air-conditioned comfort. When we went to Lowe's, he drove.

All I did was pay for materials and show him where stuff was, but I'm sharing in the credit for getting things fixed.

That's just what we do.

Idaho Dad said...

Sounds like my life of late. Over the summer I forgot what it's like when we're homeschooling all day and I have little time to do any chores. By 3:00 we're done with school, but then we've got soccer practice, games, PE, grocery shopping, library, etc. The laundry pile is growing, the yard is growing, my impatience is growing...

Terry said...

Hey want to go on a road trip? I got this annoying squeak in the loaner truck and dont think it would be wise for me to investigate it myself.....Considering it is at least 6 feet away from the steering wheel.

Love Bears All Things said...

I think this is where carpools come in!
Mama Bear