When Vince was finally finished packing and on his way here, he said “I may sit on my butt and do nothing for a year!” I told him . . you do whatever you want . . just get here!
Tomorrow it will be two weeks since he left Texas and arrived in Missouri. He has done a few little things but, for the most part, it’s been like a vacation . . for both of us really. I sit and cross stitch, knit a bit, cook a little. We’ve eaten out too much – mostly trying new places or visiting old favorites; we drive around looking for areas we might want to buy a small farm or man cave as Vince calls it.
This morning Vince wanted eggs and bacon or breakfast so I fixed eggs, bacon, grits and toast. Then he came in with the tall ladder. The ceiling fan in our room was set to “winter” and I couldn’t feel any air circulating so he climbed up and switched it to summer and we’ll just leave it there and probably not switch it back and forth.
The fans in both extra bedrooms don’t work. I wanted new fans but Vince is determined there’s an $8 part in them that has probably gone bad so he wants to try changing that before changing out the fans. This one for sure has sagging blades. Vince thinks they’re made that way. I think the fan needs to be changed. He’s the engineer so . . he will change the part and we’ll see what happens. It probably doesn’t even matter because Addie is like a little iceberg and she’s always cold. The fan in her room will likely never be turned on unless someone else sleeps in there.
We’re going to a nursery after the propane guy leaves. We’re on the list for several places to come out and give us an estimate on re-doing the landscaping. The place we’re going to today is the one that can get to us the soonest (the others are June and July!) so we’ll see what they have to say. Then we’ll probably go by the appliance store and go ahead and order a stove. Then we need to go by a mattress place and get new mattresses for Addie’s bed.
Most of those things don’t require a lot of effort (other than signing that credit card receipt!) but we’ll be tired by the time we get home and we’ll probably both be frustrated by the cost of things that we think shouldn’t cost nearly as much as they will cost.