Hatin’ on Home Depot, Fun With Shiny Objects, Art of Avoiding Work
Friday Night - Prom Night. The Boy’s prom was Friday night. I might be bias but I think he looked pretty handsome in his tuxedo and his girlfriend looked cute too. The pictures will follow when J converts them from .raw to .jpeg for me. At this point, overall details of the evening have not been forthcoming, but I assume he had a good time.
Friday Night - Home Depot. After we dropped the couple off at their “before” party, we were off to the unhappiest place on earth (for me) to pick up deck supplies – Home Depot. There is something about this store that gives me the overwhelming urge to flip out every single time I go there. Friday night was no exception. What I was hoping would be a quick trip turned into 2.5 hours of sheer pain. Of course the supplies we needed were on a top shelf and the 79 year old “associate” and his 18 year old sidekick had to perform 1 hour of safety procedures before they could use the lift to get what we need down to where we could then lift it onto our cart and then reload it into our truck - ugh. It was now 8:45 pm and with no supper – I was unbearably cranky. Next stop – A&W…
Friday Night – A&W. Only complaint – no ice in my root beer. I understand that when you actually go into the store, they serve your beverages in frosted mugs – great. But what about the poor schleps in the drive-thru? At least give me the freakin option. Warm root beer just ruins the experience.
Saturday – Sometime to Myself. I skipped out on J while he worked on the deck and went to another jewelry class. I felt a little guilty leaving him sweating his ass off, but soon got over it. I’m not one to dwell the negative – especially when surrounded by shiny items. Spent way too much money on supplies. Felt guilty about that too, but soon got over it. See the pattern? Focus on the positive…
Saturday Night – Dinner with Friends. The highlight of the evening was when the friend’s dog stole and ate the fish that was about to go into the deep fryer. I have NEVER laughed so hard at my friend’s expense – it was AWESOME. Supper was delayed, while more fish was prepared, but the memories were priceless.
Sunday – No More Avoiding Work. I couldn’t dodge the bullet any longer and today was the day – I was doomed to help J finish the deck. I’m not sure, but can only assume - as with most married couples, there are always some tense moments when couples work together. Yesterday was no exception with us. Questions like “what can I do to help” irritated him. I was told “nothing, I’ll tell you when I need something”. So, what did I do? Absolutely nothing – I sat in a lawn chair and watched him work and waited to be told when to fetch something – I was a gopher (go for this, go for that). I’m okay with that… J did a great job. Next weekend, it will be his turn to sit and watch me work - I will be staining the deck and won’t let him help because of his lack of
attention to detail enthusiasm.
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