I feel on top of the world. I’m at the top of my personal and professional game. I’m happy. I’ve been happy for some time now.
This weekend, I witnessed a lady in a hot pink, short skirt wearing 4.5″ heels walking out of Home Depot. I can only assume she was shopping for some pipe.
Old water heater is out of the house.
Ok, add whole house water filter to the shopping list…
The last hot water to come out of the water heater will be used to clean the mess left behind by the water heater.
Electricity to water heater turned off.
Water to house turned off.
Upstairs faucets opened.
Apparently we own new cake pans.
Downstairs faucets opened.
Draining washing machine.
Ah, perhaps we should want to scrub the floor while we are doing this.
Downstairs faucets closed.
Upstairs faucets closed.
Water to house turned off.
Stand turned for a repeat performance shortly.
Home Depot trip 1 – water heater, plumbing tape, hammer arrestors, frost free outdoor faucet, ball valve (for the hell of it).
Wife: "Your tent just rolled across the yard and it’s still rolling."
Trust me! http://dro.ps/b/1Dn2QgG/l
Seriously, there is not enough alcohol in my life for this.
Give us this day our daily Xanax and calm these palpitations, as our body shakes and trembles. Lead us not into the ER, but deliver us from anxiety. Amen.
Truth be told, I have many goals today. Two major professional goals and many personal goals.
But for the moment, I have but one goal. Nothing else matters. The house can burn down around me and I won’t stop. A client has reported a problem that I simply cannot reproduce. So my immediate goal, no matter how long it takes, is to reproduce that issue. That is all.
I often hear "Doug, you are too busy." I have missed opportunities because people assume I am too busy and do not offer the opportunity to me. I will be busy the rest of my life. I will rest when I die. Granted, I will get my nightly sleep and I will appreciate nature and meditate but I will not rest until I die. That is to say, I want a full life. I want a life that I can look back upon and smile knowing I have contributed and made a difference. As such, I will do much. And if you ask me to do something that I cannot take on or do not feel fits into my personal mission statement, I will politely decline. If you offer me an opportunity that excites me, I will reevaluate my commitments and decide if something can be removed to make room for your opportunity. Yes, I am busy. No, I am not too busy.
Me: "Who threw clothes on the stairs? I need to strangle a child."
My 14 year old daughter: "I’ll be right down!"
Me, to myself: "I don’t think she understood what I said."