Our roof is done...
...and so am I. I awoke this morning very very cold. Not quite Laura Ingall's "The Long Winter" cold, but close. I empathized with them all morning. Erik told me there may be trouble because the house temp was 58 which is cold even for us(68 is our norm). Then I remembered that during the three hours we were home yesterday, there was very little hot water and I did not hear the hot water heater heating up. These are our only gas things in the house. Erik checked the gas cut-off valve outside and asked me to please double-check but he thought the valve may be turned off. I made the gas guy teach me how to turn it off and on in case of emergency. Erik knows how to, he was just running late for work. It was and I turned it back on. Either the roofers bumped it with their ladders or someone is cruel. The furnace kicked on immediately and the house temp began to rise. The water heater was a different story. After 15,000 tries, I finally was able to get the pilot light lit. Of course, you have to wait ten minutes between tries so it is a very time-consuming task. Also, there was no shower to be had or dish-washing which were the two chores most desperately needed. On my first successful attempt, when I actually really studied and tried to figure out what I was doing wrong, I discovered it was completely easy!! Unfortunately it was 10:15 and I needed to leave in 15 minutes to go to the Christmas program we were attending as a field trip with our homeschool group. So I have been running like a chicken with it's head cut off since 7:15AM. Yes, I would like some cheese to go with my whine.
We were late for music class, but we did make it for half. Recital is next week. We missed practice. Yippee! Hearing her act out the whole Christmas program and sing and dance in her room lets me know I made the right call. She loves to watch plays, music, anything along those lines. She may grow up to be Lilly the performer. She knows her music material. It's all good.
Then we went to eat at Ryan's where we finally used valid coupons(last week we went and discovered my coupons were expired and had to pay full price...EEEEW!) and ate for $6(gratuity not included). After that I made some Pampered Chef deliveries from my Easter Seals Holiday Market booth. It was good to cross that off my to-do list. Now we are home bound until Friday when we go for an afternoon art class. I dream of being a stay-at-home mom!!! HEE HEE!
Now I am going to take a HOT shower and put on my pjs and do some laundry. Mount Washmore has reached a level not seen before. Many rooms are involved in the invasion. No one has socks and underwear is very scarce. I've been dressed up for days which is a sure sign of nothing comfy to wear.
Enjoy your hot water and clean laundry, for one day you may find yourself without them. If you are really lucky, it will only be temporary.