Weekend Plans Post: Never Do Anything Nice For Anybody
Remember how we had a houseguest last year? Well, this year, we did NOT have a houseguest. This is normally fairly an uninteresting thing to note. Most people don’t have houseguests most of the time. We, however, did not have a specific houseguest.
And I was so delighted that we did not have this specific houseguest that I told her that if she needed help moving, come graduation, that I would help move her as gratitude for her not being a houseguest.
Well, graduation came and that was, indeed, something that I said way back then so we did the logistics dance. Drive to the U-Haul place after work before they close. Stand in line behind 4 people. Rent the van. Drive the van home. Pick up Maribou from work in the van. Drive to the U-Haul place and pick up the car. Drive to the kid’s apartment and drop off the van. Go home. Go to work. Go the kid’s house and get in the van with Maribou (who walked there after work). Drive van to Pueblo. Empty van. Drive van to kid’s house and drop off Maribou to pick up the car. Drive to U-Haul place. Drop off the van. Have Maribou show up with the car. Drive car home.
Don’t get me wrong: this was SO much better than having a houseguest that I can’t believe it. But my fuel is spent and I need to spend this weekend doing very, very little indeed.
Of course, that includes the usual litany of chores and errands but there are an additional two things that need to get done this weekend:
- Set up the air conditioning unit. It snowed last week. This week, it’s hitting the 70’s. According to the weather sites, it’s going to go back to being cold and rainy soon so, maybe, I can get away with putting this off.
Remember how I said that I was going to swap out the winter and summer clothes a couple of weeks ago? Well, I didn’t. All I did was swap out the flannel sheets for the linen sheets. It’s time to swap out the long sleeve thick weave shirts for the more light and airy long sleeve ones as well as a handful of business-appropriate short-sleeve shirts.
And then brace myself for the rage that follows S8:E6 and hope for the best.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is “Moving on…” by Lawrence OP. Used under a creative commons license.)