Well, this has been an interesting week. Not near as exciting as exploring Europe, that’s for sure, but it certainly has been a test of my nerves and emotions. First of all, my oldest son goes back to college this weekend and is renting an apartment this year instead of staying in residence. This means that he has to take all of his furniture with him, and every time I imagine his bedroom empty my eyes seem to start leaking for some reason. I know, get over it right? I should be getting used to it by now, but it’s still hard :(.
Then on Wednesday I had to deal with an elderly client at work whose wife had committed suicide, and when he started to cry, saying that he didn’t know how he was going to live without her, I almost lost it myself.
When I got home that night I was still feeling rather emotional, so I decided to have a quiet night watching TV and reading. Everyone else had gone to bed when the phone rang at 10pm. As it wasn’t a number I recognized, I just ignored it at that late hour. Then I settled down to finish a creepy book I was reading. I had just turned the last page at 11pm when all of a sudden there was a knock at my front door. I live in a small rural area where I get very few knocks on my door, let alone at 11pm at night!! I considered just ignoring it, but then I thought it might be a neighbour with a problem, so I went down and opened the door to find a man from our natural gas company. He said that there had been a problem because of a contractor slicing through a gas line, and they needed to gain access to check everything out. At 11:00 at night?!?! I was not comfortable with letting him into my house, so I told him that I would check if I had hot water and closed the door, letting him wait outside. I wasn’t letting this guy into my house at that time of night. It just didn’t feel right. So, I went up to the kitchen and started running the water. Suddenly, there was someone behind me, and I screamed, just about having a heart attack. It was my son, Bryan, wondering who was at the door. I thought the gas guy had come into my house anyway!! Once my heart calmed down, Bryan and I both went back to the door to get rid of the gas guy, as our hot water was working fine. It was after he was gone that I noticed that I had a voice mail message and it turned out to be the gas company advising that they would have workers coming around door to door. I guess if I had answered the phone I wouldn’t have been so freaked out by my late night visitor LOL!!
Now, it’s Friday and we are heading into a long weekend. I think I really need it this week :). Before the weekend festivities begin though, it’s time for the mystery photo. And don’t worry, there are lots of photos to come from our trip, but I have been trying to catch up on a few other things at home before I dive into regular blogging again. Ok, ready, set, go…..