Is that too much to ask? It was Saturday, and I just wanted to sleep in. Maybe even sleep until 9 am. I had a busy week. Four out of five days last week I had doctor appointments. Cancer Surgeon, Radiology Doctor, Plastic Surgeon, and Oncologist. All the visits went well, but it was still a roller coaster ride. So when Saturday rolled around, I just wanted to pull up the covers and stay in bed.
As you know, Mr. Porter is a morning person. He gets up wayyyy before the sun and starts his day. He took Bailey for a walk early Saturday morning. While I was still lying in bed, I heard the phone ringing. As usual, I incorporated it into my dream and kept sleeping. I heard the robotic female voice on our phone say, “Call from: blah, blah.” Ok, whatever.
But then, the phone rang again, and it kept ringing. I finally
drug dragged my butt out of bed and saw that it was the contractor who was scheduled to come over and fix our front step:
The carpenter ants had chewed their way through the front step. The exterminators sprayed several times during the last six months, and the ants were finally dead. It was time to put a new piece of wood on the front of the house.
The phone stopped ringing before I picked it up, but I saw the contractor number and thought I heard some noise outside. I noted the phone said 7:53 am. I was still in my hot pink bathrobe– pink-like-peptol-bismol-pink-with-an-“on”-switch pink. I stumbled downstairs and opened the door. There was Mr. Contractor Dude, pacing nervously. “Hi,” I growled in my best morning voice. “Isn’t my husband here?”
“I just called him.” He answered. “He said he was walking the dog and would be right back.”
I looked towards the road, and here comes hubby and Bailey. “Well, there he is then.” I gave a deep exhale, and hid my hot pink self behind the door and
slammed it closed it securely.
Now that it’s all over, and the front step is repaired, Gee, I guess it was worth it?
Sure it looks good now.
Maybe I should take away the Welcome mat. I should bring it in at night, and only put it outside later in the morning, when people are actually welcome?