As for Home Depot and Lowe’s, they can’t blame me for their financial woes. I’ve been as good to both of them as ever during the past year!
I’ve got out onto the proverbial limb and done my part for the economy by continuing with the previously planned renovation and even buying a car. Just call me Jane Consumer.
Granted, I did it hesitatingly. I was very close to not buying the car but after talking about it for two years and seriously looking for about a year, I think I found a good deal. (In fact, one of the mother’s friends who recently bought a bigger version of Pearl and a model year newer, keeps wanting to trade me.) Considering that I haven’t owned a car for almost eight years (Ladybird is technically the mother’s, though both cars are collectively referred to as “ours”), I think it really was time.
And I love that car. I may even love it more than my very first one and that's saying something.(And so does the mother. So, that’s a bonus in my book.) Even so, I still can’t help asking myself if I did the right thing. Damn that negative nagging little feeling that has plagued me -- with good reason -- for much of my life. That’s the speculative part of the post.
The harried part is that I have a new work project. I am now crazy busy after a terrifying lull. (Terrifying as in, gee, you aren’t busy. Do we even need you?) I wholeheartedly welcome the change, but it’s only taken a week to wear me down!
The excited part is that I love it. It’s wonderful to be crazy busy and to be learning new things, meeting new people, taking on completely new challenges. And excited is that I got the days off that I asked for. After tomorrow, I don’t come back until May 27!
Excited is also that things are moving again on the house. I found out some info on the kitchen cart at lunchtime today, so we’ll likely buy it. And the tile for the bathroom (which was special order) is in. We’re going to pick it up tonight.
Then, of course, Lawrence returns on Thursday, my first day of vacation. That definitely points to progress which is always exciting. That is, if I ever finish mapping out exactly what I want him to do once he gets there! But, in classic Scarlett O’Hara fashion, I’ll think about that tomorrow …