Almost there...

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

This will be much better when it's over.

Electricians came yesterday for day one. We walked through, went over the plan, and they got started.

Meanwhile, my dad was hot to get started on the floor to the attic.

I am very grateful to my dad for coming down to supervise the electricians so that I could go to work. But the man is a bit of a bull in a china shop. Last night I came home and Rick met me in the driveway so that when I got angry, it would be out of earshot. My dad got impatient with the electricians, so he just cut the wires that were in his way, and figured they'd fix it before the end of the day. They did not get to that point. Instead, we spent last evening with no lights in any of the bedrooms, and various plugs around the house not working. This also meant there was no live television because the network goes through Rick's office, which had zero power. There were no lights in our bedroom, but a couple of the outlets were working so there was a clock and my bedside (4 watt) reading lamp. This made for an interesting evening and a more time-consuming than average morning. Finding two shoes that go together in a sea of dimly lit black shoes is fairly challenging when you were asleep less than 30 minutes before. But I made it to work. Work is nice and normal and has coffee. There is no longer coffee at home because somehow my dad managed to break the coffee pot while pulling it out of the dishwasher. I'm not clear on how that's possible, but did I mention bull in a china shop? Yeah.

Tonight we're going out to dinner. Partly this is because it sounds relaxing. Partly this is because I have no faith that my dad will have left lights in the kitchen by dinner time.


  • ummm, perhaps you can pretend your living in pre electricity Victorian era, yeah that's it

    By Blogger Chris S, at 11:30 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home