When you own a home, it’s always something….and no good deed goes unpunished.
No matter how I try to be proactive somehow it backfires in by face! It’s kind of funny after the fact, when I can calm down and come down off the ledge, but the feeling of not knowing what to do to fix something and not being able to talk to someone gets me every time…..its’ so frustrating, I feel so ineffectual and out of control.
You would think when I try to do something around the house to improve my life it would work out the way I hope just once, but no! Hell no! Uh uh, not so! I wonder if it’s just me. I had a plumber out to do some work who seemed like a really nice guy. He actually calls himself my plumber. He seems like a nice enough guy, my Home Warranty sent him to me, he’s licensed and bonded so he’s not just off the street…..okay, so far so good, right? Well, I was having some issues with my pool and outside pipes and figured I’d be proactive and have him reconfigure all the outside pipes with copper piping and shut-off values but now I barely have any water pressure and one of my outside faucets doesn’t even work. Huh?! So, of course I’m waiting all weekend with a dribbling shower and no hose feed and no pool feed because of course it happened on a Saturday…..
So come, Monday morning and I just spoke to him and he thankfully said it’s no problem, he’ll be here Wednesday to fix it., If only he could have called me Saturday and talked me down, but his hours were 8 am-2 pm and the problem occurred at 1:50 pm and of course they didn’t check their messages.
At least he’ll be here to fix it…it can be fixed. Now, on to be next issue. He’s going to put a new faucet and soap dispenser in the kitchen, wish me luck. Perhaps I expect too much……I just always thought things would work right the first time! Ha, what the hell was I thinking? As I sit and wait for the pool man to fix the pool feed for the 3rd time and the cabinet man to come deliver a piece of molding he forgot and lost…….I can’t talk, I forget everything……….
© Evelyn Garone 1.7.13