Friday, January 27, 2006

Poof! There were Roofers!

The guy was here doing some touch up painting today and there was a knock at the door. I assumed it was him. But, it wasn't. It was the long lost roofers.

So, now I had two ladders and four guys on the roof.

Did I mention that I had planned to take a nap this afternoon because I was up until 3 and got up at 6? Well, one can't nap when one's home is being pounded on from above. Obviously. So, at 10:51 p.m. I have still have not had any rest.

By mid afternoon I sent the paint guy home. There were too many people here.

The new dishwasher was being delivered between 4 and 5. At 4:45 I called about it. The guy was at Lowes, waiting on them to load it.

Susan and I had planned to have dinner. I called to cancel when I realized the dishwasher project was running long, but she didn't get the message. But, she was very kind and just hung out while they did the dishwasher.

That turned into quite the job. Getting the old one out was not a piece of cake, but proved easier than getting the new one in. I am happy to have a new, WHITE, one in the kitchen. I'm a believer in white appliances.

This morning I did a speech on workplace stress for the Head Start program. I think it went well.

I also printed a lot this afternoon, so that's good. I have stacks of things I want to complete this weekend, but I think for the moment, sleep is high on my agenda.

Busy Thursday

I have been hunched over the computer most of the day - working on a speech I'm giving in about 7 hours and also on grants. The day was topped off by a conference call and a three and a half hour board meeting for Horizons.

I started work at about 6 this morning and it's now 2 a.m. I'm finally ready for bed. I've worked pretty much straight through. I'm not sure how many hours 6 a.m. to 2 a.m is, but it's too many. I need to go over my speech one more time but I need some sleep first. I'll get up early and do it in the morning before the speech.

They're installing my new dishwasher late tomorrow. I will be happy to have that done. I have a lot of writing to do tomorrow, but I'm going to have to have some time for sleep somewhere between speech and dishwasher.