All too prevalent lately have been reflections of how Ms G must be feeling about the bath re-build. Obviously, what is really happening here is that the renovations have our life in a tailspin, along with a few other situations. Not to mention the fact that I was really sick the last 2.5 days....fortunately I am better today. It was an upper respiratory thing which went through the office, and I think my very healthy self fought it off admirably. YEAH.
LM is beyond stressed, and that is going some for someone who is the essence of cool. There are issues with his son, John, as we try to help him ease back into a life with a future post-incarceration. As one would imagine, that life is full of stone walls, despite the brightest of intentions. Work is non-existent now that summer has ended here in "paradise," and financial aid for college has all but dried up. We are telling ourselves it is an interim, but these kids really face major hurdles and without wealthy parents to back them, they are lost. We live in constant fear of John re-offending. John really wanted to join the military but learned today that it is not possible with his felony record, albeit it "minor." Another blow....so, we dust off and are reaching out for help wherever possible. Meanwhile, we plan to hire John to put a new roof on his Dad's house, and do some heavy work beyond our physical capabilities. I, in all this, am trying to be calm, positive and keep my mad passion to rush in with solutions in overdrive at bay. HELP! Mental note to self here: Time to focus on what I can control.
Meanwhile, LM and I have a fabulous 3 day getaway to Long Island planned for this weekend into Monday. It includes a ferry ride across Long Island Sound, a stay a a luxurious B & B, a tour of the Hamptons, fishing, walking the beach, sunsets, lovely meals, a North Fork Foodie tour, and rest. I think we need it, and I hope none of the other "stuff" will preclude this time away from the fray.
Back to the bathroom chronicles, I await momentarily a report from my dear LM as to the progress made today. The plumber was there this morning so that was a good sign.