I’m sure that you’ve heard the line from the Wizard of Oz, “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!”. Sometimes I want to tell people to “pay no attention to the curtain”. The “curtain” being my face. Many people, that know me, say that they hardly notice. When kids stair I miss out on interacting with them. It’s a bummer.
This was a full week with Connie starting a part-time job and warm weather. We had a few days in the 80’s and for that to happen here in March is very odd. The yard needed mowed and edged. Colin had outdoor baseball practice and a scrimmage. Jess had volleyball. Grant was busy being Grant.
The warm weather meant that we would either turn the air-conditioner ON or put in the screens. Usually, we go with A/C because of the allergies in our house. But, the pollen count wasn’t bothering us so we decided to tough it out… well, I decided. This was not one of my more popular decisions. Then, I couldn’t find the screens. We slept the first night with the windows closed. At 3:00 in the morning, I remembered where they were. The screens were put in the next day, after we had closed on refinancing our home. A day later the high was in the 60’s. The problem is that once you turn the A/C on it never gets turned off until the Fall.
The sliding screen-door required two screws in the top. I know I’ve done it in the past in minutes. This year it took me at least 20. Looking up is a bit of a challenge. The screens on the windows were not much easier. Thankfully, after the first few went in, the others were easy.
Connie loves to mow, so my job is weedzapping/trim. The night before she mowed I got out the weed-eater. It’s funny how the smaller objects are more difficult to handle, not to mention see. I had no issues until I got mud in my eye. It was the bad eye. I’m not sure how it happened, but I got through it. What normally takes 45 minutes, took well over an hour.
The real story here is that I can do anything that I did before. It just takes me longer.
Remember, pay no attention to the curtain.