Friday, May 01, 2009


If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others. ~Francois duc de la Rochefoucauld

Over the past two days, we've had a houseful of guys fixing the chimney. I've discovered things about myself that I found interesting (and may have to add to a character someday! *G*).

1. I can't eat in front of people I don't know if they aren't eating also. For instance, I have no trouble eating in a restaurant, but I found it impossible to eat lunch while the workers were working. Had they taken a lunch break, I would have been fine, but otherwise? I skipped lunch both days. It was good for my figure -- I lost 3.5 lbs!! Maybe I should skip lunch every day?

2. I was VERY disconcerted by their use of my bathroom. And, when they would use it, I made a point of going away so I couldn't hear them.

2a. I couldn't use the same bathroom -- what if they heard ME? LOL... So, I went upstairs to use the potty when I had to go.

3. It was strange to hear someone older than I call me "Mrs.____" -- the man who ran the crew was easily 10 - 15 years older. I'm used to kids doing so, but not people my age or older. It made me jolt every time.

In any case, our chimney is now better, stronger and faster than before. It's double lined (appropriate for running a wood stove), and a pretty new pipe hooking it up to the chimney. Now, DH just needs to clean and repair the stove (it took a beating in the fire and we have a cracked grate and fire bricks, plus it's just plain dirty from being tossed into the snow).

This whole house maintenance thing is for the birds, I'm telling you. If DH dies before me? I'm moving into a condo.


You Are a Blueberry Smoothie

You are original and expressive. You have a strong, vibrant personality.

You tend to be attracted to the unconventional and obscure things in life.

You have strong opinions and preferences, even if they do tend to change a lot.

You are not particularly artistic, but you have an artist's temperament.

Strong opinions? ME? Shocking...



MomJane said...

I don't know about this, but it sounds great.

You Are a Banana Smoothie

You are friendly and popular without even trying to be. People just like you.
You are easy to be around and never offend everyone. You're quite mild.

You have a warm demeanor, and many people find you to be inviting.
You are sympathetic and kind. You have a soft spot in your heart for everyone.

Dru said...

I'm a banana smoothie too.

I have similar quirks as well.

I'm glad the chimney is taken cared of.

Have a good Friday.

Tori Lennox said...

Another banana smoothie here. Didn't really seem like me much. But what do I know? *g*

Brandy said...

I share your quirks. I don't like to and won't eat around others that aren't eating as well. (Unless it's my kids or hubs.) I am always a bit non-plussed at being called Ma'am. And the same on the bathroom as well. *G*
I am a pineapple smoothie: You are adventurous and brave. You aren't afraid of much.
You are in love with new experiences. You are usually the first to try something.

You get bored rather easily, and you need to be challenged in life.
You are turbo charged. Most people find it impossible to keep up with you in any capacity.

Um, no. Well, my family has a hard time keeping up with me sometimes, but other than that-No. *g*

I hope you have a sensational day!