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Thursday, September 08, 2005

BeSide Myself

I am absolutely beside myself with this siding. It has been one thing after another.  It all backed up on me last night and I cried and cried and poor T had to try to console me all the while agreeing with everything that I said.  The gist of it is, I need "the wisdom to know the difference" between those things I can change and the those things that I cannot change.  
Suffice it to say that all of this siding stuff was supposed to be completed in the month of August.  We were to have refinanced the house in the month of August.  We were to go away this weekend (to Detroit to watch a couple Tiger's games) after giving ourselves a couple weeks to settle in, as a treat for making it through the month of August. 
The siding is not done, and in case you haven't noticed, it is no longer the month of August.  The salesman flat out LIED to me.  He swore today they would be back on Tuesday to do the garage and that it would only take them a day and a half to do the whole thing.  (I will believe this when I see it.) Anyway, this all blew up last night when (yet again) T's company screwed up payroll and the money was not deposited into our account like it was supposed to be.  If we had refinanced already this may not have been a problem, but we haven't, we couldn't, we still can't, so it was...a problem.  I cracked.  Poor T.  Today the money is there and I feel much better, but last night, not so much (hormonal anyone?). 
I am working in a daze today, a bit numb, hoping things continue to move along, even at this most lethargic of a snail's pace because EVENTUALLY it has to get done, right?  Right.  I have to keep telling myself this, it WILL get done...someday.
So, imagine my surprise when a truck pulled up from Eastern Floral and delivered the most gorgeous bouquet of purple and magenta flowers.  And...they were for ME. I knew the minute I laid eyes on them they were from my best pal S!  How, I thought, did she know I have been thinking about her so much this week?  How did she get the card I sent her already, I only mailed it after work last night, and she is in ALASKA!!  How, in the world, did she know that I needed these SO BADLY RIGHT NOW? The thing is, she didn't know.  She sent them because she was thinking of me.  Do I have to say that I excused myself to the ladies room and cried big huge tears of gratitude?  Well, I did (again with the hormones).
SO, we will be in Detroit this weekend getting away from it all and return next week hoping (fingers crossed) that by next weekend the garage will be sided and the job will be complete...maybe.
Oh yeah, and Monday is the big CD13 U/S which will tell us exactly what day next week IUI#2 will take place.


ThreeBees said...

Sweet Blue, I am so glad you got flowers from your friend -- it is so wonderful when get something just when you need it. Hopefully that will happen with the siding as well -- and soon!

You have so much going on that it is hard not to be overwhelmed -- hope you and T have a great weekend and get a little R & R and get ready for the upcoming IUI.

Thinking of you and sending you big big hugs!

Lisa said..., they DON'T have to ever be finished! Not in my experience, anyway. My husband and I have been renovating our house since we bought it, and the painters have been working on the exterior since February. They say they just have a few "touch ups" left and then they're done, but I'll believe it when I see it. In the contract they said they would be done by the middle of April. We're still waiting for the roofers who said they would be here in June...I just hope they come before the rain.

I'm glad you got flowers to brighten up your day!