My day yesterday ended up being one of those run here there and everywhere days, too. Went to get my time sheet signed and a check for agency, cash Tess's paycheck, pick up my check, stop and pay Tess's power and pick up lunch for dad and Tess's girls. Stop and make lunches for dad and the girls, run to Newport (22 miles) go to the courthouse and visit assessor's office to get paperwork I needed and copies of tax receipts she needed. Then on to her appt. Next we ate lunch at our FAVORITE Chinese restaurant. Then on to Walmart. Ran around finding a new T-shirt and new undies for Eric, some beads and stretchy cord for Athena, picked Eric and the girls up some food at Taco Bell, and then home. Next a trip to pick up a can of gas and up to Tess's car (which was dying on her way to work on Sunday) get it going again, followed her to the gas station, put $20 in it, on to the grocery store, where we both did a bit of grocery shopping. Then home and fixed dinner, got dad started toward bed, another explosion in the rear end, more cleaning time, put new sheets on his bed, got him to bed. Then just as I sat down and put my feet up for the first time Tess popped in and asked me to spot her while she climbed on a chair to check for the reset button on her hot water heater. So we climbed in my car and drove over behind her house, so I wouldn't fall in the dark, and she dragged a chair around from her deck and I held a flashlight and she climbed on the chair. The screws in the cover over the thermostat was kind of stripped and she couldn't get it open. The internet said she would need to push the reset button which should be on top. So she wanted to look at the top of the tank. She couldn't climb up that high from the chair. So in the meantime the neighbor lady has popped out to see what we are doing, fortunately triggering her flood light which is pretty much aimed right at the hot water heater. So she went back in her house and brought out a step stool for Tess to use. Tess climbed on it, I pushed on her butt and held her up so she could look on top, no reset button in sight. By now Eric has decided to join us (he so didn't want to do this in the dark) and with his strong man hands managed to get the screw driver to bite into those stripped screws and push the reset button. I don't think that was the problem, but I haven't heard yet. I am sure the next stop will be at George Morlan Plumbing (The water heater king). Of course neither one of us has the money to replace it right now. So they will be in cold water for the next couple of weeks.
Today we went to check on the hotwater heater at George Morlan's and the gent there said we definitely need a plumber. Fortunately the hubby of one of my friends is a plumber. I had totally forgotten that until I went to Geo. Morlan. I am going to call and see if they will do a house call and let me make payments on it. Neither Tess nor I has any money right now for a new water heater, but we might be able to finance one. Jeez, I swear it never ends, does it?!!
Came home to find dad rolling around in no pants because he had a "little problem" while I was gone. so now I have him changed, dressed and down for a nap. I am hoping for a few quiet moments for myself at some point today. It is no wonder I am so tired all the time. When I look at all the stuff I do every day I wonder where I get the energy to do what I do. I never seem to get caught up on anything. And I am sleep deprived most of the time. Some day it will be time for me. I know it in my heart. I am just not seeing much of it right now.
Don't worry, I am not depressed, just a bit overwhelmed at the moment. Thankfully Athena is over here and we are making jewelry. That is a nice thing I do for her and for me. It relaxes me more than painting does.
On the painting subject, I have to start the public art project sometime either this week or next. Yikes. I don't know where to start!!! It is gigantic!!!
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