Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tomorrow's the DAY - Supposedly

Sweetie had to be nearly at death's door before agreeing to hire a plumber to finish the bathroom! A few doctor visits, new medications and some strong words from me helped!

Tomorrow's the day the plumber shows up.


As with most hired help in these parts it's sit and wait and sit and wait some more. He was supposed to start Monday, then Tuesday. Now it's tomorrow.

Sweetie says we'll move the washer and dryer out to the deck once the guy steps through the door. The plumbing and propane will be off for two days so we've all had our showers. The new water heater and walk in shower are in the truck bed backed up to the deck. The bathroom and two lower kitchen cabinets have been packed up and boxes line the living room. Buckets are filled with water and the grill will see lots of service.

Sweetie's son arrived here Monday for a two week stay so he's bunking in the motor home. There are now three men hear who all either are invalids or act like one. Dad's worrying about all the details and called a nephew downstate today. "I think it would be better if I drove down there tomorrow." After they hung up I received an email from cousin. "He's not serious, is he?"

Of course he is! Tomorrow, if he's in the same frame of mind, he'll be hunting for his car keys 'cause he's in no shape to drive!

I have an early morning blood draw, then an appointment with the township assessor. We're selling three acres at the west end of our land - that which surrounds Harley man whose outbuilding encroaches on our land. Our new neighbor to the north - who already owns 43 acres - wants to ensure that there is no hunting or trashing. Because he's of like mind and we've decided to downsize we've agreed to the sale. The money will help pay down our mortgage and we're still left with almost nine acres.

Sweetie's son brought us a Dell laptop with Windows 7. Tomorrow he transfers files from this computer and I'll post lots of tools, the tractor, brush hog and snow blower on Craigslist. More cash to pay down debt or save for future needs.

My worse nightmare is that Sweetie will die before I collect Social Security (if it's around in 6 years). If he passes on before then I am poop up a creek because I have no steady income. This mortgage must be gone!

So that's part of what's going on around here.

Through all these stressful times I'm grateful we're preppers. It's ONE thing I don't have to worry about. Groceries, toiletries and cleaning supplies are crammed in every nook and cranny.

Take care and thanks to all of you for your prayers and so forth. Treesong


2 Tramps said...

Hope all goes well with your plumbers - it is a good idea to sub out some of the work. We have always tried to do everything ourselves, too, and we just can't do it all anymore.

I got home tonight from being out of town - the irrigation guys had been here to work on some leaks. They tore up some of the lawn and didn't fill the holes back up before putting the sod back... Hope they show up tomorrow or I am going to have to call them out on it!

chinasyndrome said...

Man,Good Luck.


Anonymous said...

Guess it's time to tie the knot?
Have you thought...but I'm not sure... that the other partner may not have a say in his or your end of life issues(heaven forbid) when/if it comes time, if you aren't married? Beth

SHARON said...

Treesong, my thoughts and prayers are with you, girl.
I have been downsizing for about 6 months, giving stuff to friends and then finally calling an auction house. They are coming tomorrow. It was easier than I thought and when I called her a second time to check if they wanted this lift chair, I told her to bring a 'big truck'. This is phase 1, I'll be doing it again, but the next time might be harder.
And, tho it's none of my business and I'm not ever tying the knot again, I agree with Beth. Marry Sweetie, then at least you'll have an income. He's not such a bad guy, is he?

HermitJim said...

Hope the plumbng guy shows up as expected! Hard to depend on them now days!

Anonymous said...

Well, hecky, that was my initial point, for the income..but then got to thinking about other things that if you aren't married will cause a problem with. Like the deed to your place....his children will get his half even if you are on the deed. Immediate family only in intensive care. Even if you know his wishes since you aren't family you won't have a say in if they are followed , come time of passing or before even. Peace out and peace to ya. Beth