Clump #227: Tackle “Do” pile and call some guys; day 23 of the 30-day challenge.
The 30-day challenge doesn’t seem so endless anymore, which means my two sisters-in-law will be here in a little over a week. Yay! But, also, hey! I’ve got to prioritize the to-do list I had imagined almost a month ago. Gone are the dreams of taking down wallpaper and redecorating the guest bathroom. But non-negotiable are a couple of plumbing repairs: the pokey shower drain and the broken sink stopper in there. I got right on it today, and the plumber was able to get here and get the job done in a matter of hours. Amazing! Now the new tub stopper (the actual problem) looks so clean and shiny, it’s putting the faucet to shame.
I also got a lot of papers and bills under control from yesterday’s paper-palooza and some books ready to be sent out, including the long-lost Russian books that finally arrived after our daughter took flight. Fly away! I shocked myself by immediately filing our invoice copy from the plumber and shooting off an excellent review of his service while I could still remember it. Who am I?
I also called a carpet cleaner who will be able to clean the bedroom carpets two days before my husband’s sisters arrive. This is great for two reasons: first, I’ll have to have those rooms cleared out by then (artificial deadline), and secondly, the rooms will be all ready, better than vacuumed, before my usual pre-company freakout can set in. My older daughter said she had read somewhere: “Sometimes all you’ve gotta do is call a guy. But you do have to call the guy.” So very true.
I’m on a roll, Baby!
And I’m seeing the light!