Last week I was a little frazzled. Many things were going on in my real life and outside influences controlled it all. I'm a bit of a control freak over myself, so when other things take that away from me, I'm not a real happy camper.
We decided to have a new floor put in upstairs. Not the entire upstairs, but the hallway and the bedroom Live In Handyman uses for an office. We purchased the flooring but had to wait for the installer. A couple of weeks. No biggie ... gave Live-In Handyman time to sort, throw away, rearrange, and move things out of his office.
The installers came on Thursday. Much noise. Much commotion. That same day, the people came for our free termite inspection. Guess what? They found termites eating one of our exterior walls.
Friday the termite pros came back to treat. With a jackhammer to drill holes in our patio. The floor installers returned, too. Hammers upstairs. Jackhammers on the patio. Compressor upstairs. Compressor outside. The noise was INCREDIBLE.
Also on Friday, during all this, a family member who's moving to San Antonio drove in to leave her plants here while they're packing up their soon-to-be-sold home and until they move into their soon-to-be-purchased home. She arrived at the height of the uproar. Her poor plants probably thought they'd arrived at a noise factory.
During everything, the doggies, bless their hearts, were absolute jewels. I was so proud of them. This time last year, they would've gone berserk. But afterward they were as zonked as we were.
We all used the weekend to recuperate. It's amazing what a little quiet time will do. I wanted to make this a funny post, but I guess it's too soon to see all the humor. It will come.
How do you handle disruptions to your life?