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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Disrepair Funnies

I'm not really sure why I'm writing this tonight. It's something light-hearted and easy and funny. To me at least.

This past weekend, my brother-in-law, sister-in-law and niece and nephew came to visit. They live in Colorado and came for a long weekend. They spent the first part of their visit with my in-laws and finished their stay with us. It wasn't until this weekend that I realized how much our house is in disrepair and is in need of serious attention.

It started with the fact that we gave them our bedroom because it is the coolest at night...because our A/C unit is not cooling properly. (Despite the service in July where all things checked out just fine. Thank goodness cooler weather is here and we can hold off till next summer!)

As I offered Shannon (my sister-in-law) some water, I said "I'm sorry I don't have any ice, our ice maker is broken". (Fortunately we have a Brita water filter pitcher so the water was at least cold!)

We explained that the missing shingles on the roof were torn off during a storm in June. (Guess we should get on that! We have made some calls but not followed through very well).

As they were settling into our room, I showed them where our laminate is pulling away from our baseboards. It is literally shrinking and in some places has made a big bump. I didn't want the kids to trip going to the bathroom.

I also had to explain that the lamp on my nightstand was broken. Emma Grace knocked it off a long time ago and it hasn't worked since. (Yes, I tried replacing the light bulb!)

As one of them went to the trash can and placed their foot on the pedal to raise the top, I had to say, "Sorry, it's broken. You have to lift the lid."

Sunday morning as Shannon went to get coffee, I told her I would pour it because the lid to my coffee pot was broken.

I feel like I'm leaving out something that is broken in addition to all of this, but for the life of me I can't remember what it is. I find this hilarious. I've gotten used to all of these things and have just learned to live with them. But, I must admit that I was a little embarrassed at all the explaining I was having to do. I know they don't care, but it was a definite eye opener for me.

Time to start a honey-do list!

We had a great time with their family this weekend. It was too short, though. We hope to see them again soon!


1 comment:

  1. Glad you found some humor in all of it Tonya! In our last house before we filled in our pool in the back yard, it was just a big hole in the ground with weeds growing through the cracked concrete! Ha! I just kept my blinds closed all of the time so nobody could see our back yard! This went on for several...years! Yikes.

    It was a glorious day when we had 19 dump truck loads of dirt to fill it in! And then we planted grass and we were able to FINALLY enjoy our back yard!

    It was expensive and time consuming, and my husband just wasn't up to the whole we let it slide. Things like that just happen sometimes. (:>)

    Nobody has all their ducks in a row! (:>)

    Love you,