The day did not start out that well, no crisis though
I had a small adventure yesterday, not a pleasant one. It started with a call to the landlord, the landlord called the plumber, the plumber pressed the wrong button and voila, our apartment smelled literally like s**t!
Lesson one;Don´t panic there is nothing you can do anyway
I was thankful I was not there, my husband called and told me about it and what did I do? Nothing ,for the time being I decided that I was going to wait till they had finished cleaning it up and then I would check the damage. I was not going to change a thing because the damage was already done.
Lesson two; relax and enjoy what life has to offer.
I was headed home when I found out that I had forgotten my house keys. Was I going to rush to my daughter’s classroom and get her keys and the rush to pick her up an hour later? I decided to sit in the sun and read. I grabbed a bite of sushi and green tea. Later I walked to pick up my daughter at school. I did not bring her any snack´s like I´m used too, but she was really happy about the sushi, I had saved her 5 pieces. On the way home I told her about the plumbing disaster and warned her that I had no idea what to expect.
Lesson three: When needed pull up your sleeves!
We got home, the plumber had cleaned up all right but the smell was still hanging there. There was nothing else to do but take a long session with soap, water and cleaning tools. And let the air in! So I did with help from my nine-year old that did more than her fair share. Some things were beyond saving and the trash filled up . Other things had two-three spins in the washing machine and came out as good as new.
Why am I thankful today?
The question I have is why did it have to happen now? We got house guests last night. My husband had to pick them up at the airport. By the time they were here the smell was gone. Our wonderful landlord had lent us the empty apartment next door to house our guests and my daughter and I had cleaned there too . But I am actually glad it did because it would have been worse if it happened after they arrived. At least now I had the chance of making the place decent before hand. Their flight was delayed and that gave me extra two hours.
So all in all even though I´m a little tired now, everything is in order. The house guests got a good night sleep. And I managed to safe face this morning rushing my daughter to school and paying for the class photos 15 minutes prior to the photo shoot. (I´m not alway´s the best organized mom)
All in all I am thankful and happy:-)
So I am happy writing final papers at my office. My office is the local coffee shop that makes me a perfect cup of espresso. The sun is shining, what else can a woman ask for?
- Vancouver Plumbers Who Care About You (mydecorarticles.com)
- The Battle for the Toilet (niccsshanghai.wordpress.com)
- Tales of the Landlord from Hell (theshycomedian.wordpress.com)