Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hurry up and wait

We've been waiting... waiting for other people to finish tiling. Waiting for other people to finish the re-cut counter top. Waiting for the gas line to be installed. Waiting for back splash tiles to be installed and grouted. Ok, granted we could do little things here and there in between waits. It makes for long days of betweens.

Then we had to suddenly coordinate three fronts of total chaos. Delivery of new appliances that would happen somewhere between 2:00 and 4:00.... that showed up at 1:30... during a unexpected downpour. Relatives coming to pick up old appliances. Unexpected dimension problems (amazing how much difference half an inch makes) where things are "supposed" to fit. And trying to figure out what to do with other appliances when the place that normally takes any donations suddenly won't take large appliances.

Reading installation instructions on the fly is a little like learning rocket science.... while you're landing the shuttle. Well, I may be a little over dramatic here, but you get the idea. It's just a little disconcerting to read that the red wire MUST be connected to the left terminal, the white wire MUST be connected to the middle, and the black MUST be connected to the right..... when the wire I'm holding and all the ones they sell at Lowe's have gray, gray, and gray wires. Call me squeamish, but when I'm about to plug a rather expensive, brand new, machine into a 220 line, wire placement seems a little important.

There are people who confront chaos head on, like K, and do what needs to be done. These are the same people who need to sit down and have a good cry once everyone has gone. There's still chaos around, but at least waiting for everyone else is now done and we can go at our pace. Speaking of our pace, we got all the painting finished today and we can get down to the bits and pieces that dress it up tomorrow.

Tune in tomorrow (or later).... same bat time, same bat channel.

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