I am in a serious hot water debacle. I went from thinking our boiler needed a good cleaning and service to, "I just wanted to show you the condition inside the combustion tank"..."this boiler has several problems"...."I can fix it, but it's going to be expensive..."
UGH. Just fix it. FIX IT! The fact that the cost will wipe out any hopes of a family vacation this year will sink in later. After I take a hot shower. I am officially a grubworm. I have passed the 24 hour mark without a shower. Nasty.
You don't realize what you take for granted until it's gone.
Last night, after the Sports Fanatic finished up his football practice I boiled hot water to give him a bath. He barely fit in the tub. He hasn't had a bath in years. He's a shower man.
This morning I boiled more hot water to wash some dishes. I can't stand dishes in the sink. I can't stand any mess quite frankly. Messes make me irritable.
And since I am stuck here in no hot water misery, I decided I needed a project. I would bake again but the waistline would begin to suffer greatly.
And since messes make me so irritable, and the bill for the boiler is growing by the minute, I decided to tackle a mess I've been ignoring for weeks.
Let me be frank in saying this IS NOT my mess. I forced a "spring garage cleaning" on my circus just a few months ago. I worked Hubby mercilessly; making him lift and move every item out of our garage. Then we spent hours sweeping, vacuuming, and organizing.
I made him and the kids promise the garage would stay that way forever.
Yea, right. Just looking at this picture I have to remind myself to breathe.
Last Spring I even had bought little shoe cubbies for everyone to place their shoes in. Every shoe in a cubby is because I picked it up off the floor.
Here is my garage after I ran through it like an angry tornado, sweeping, organizing and throwing things away. They should all be happy I didn't throw all of it away, since none of this is mine.
I think I may have to use a deposit system on the shoe cubby. Just like when you take strollers at the mall. You have to put a quarter in to get your shoes out, and if you return them to the cubby you get your quarter back.
I'm pretty sure if I could figure out how to implement a deposit system those quarters would eventually pay for our next family vacation. Or our next home repair. Whichever comes first.
Wishing you many hot showers today...and no broken appliances. Have a good one!