I’ve described myself as scatterbrained, forgetful… whatever you want to call it. My hubby helps keep me straight, but there’s only so much he can do. So I want to share with my readers who don’t know me (if there are any out there?!) an example so maybe you can see where I’m coming from. Or better, maybe you can commisserate (if so, please let me know!)
We had a long day yesterday. I’d just sat through two gymnastics classes and I was ready to get home for dinner and bed. Halfway home, I realized I was low on gas. I was going away from “town” and therefore away from all of the gas stations. My trusty little gas gauge (see pic below – and sadly this is from another forgetful episode months ago) that tells me how many miles I have left in the tank is helpful. Although perhaps it’s too helpful… I live on the edge often). Well, this was no different. I decided I could make it home and then run and get gas in the morning at the station closer to our house (still a couple of miles away). In any case, it would be a problem for future Marianne.
Well, I’m sure you guessed it. This morning we were running late, and I was dropping my daughter off at camp, sitting there with my A/C pumping as we waited to get through road construction. As I was parking the car to get her out, I saw my “0” miles indicator. Oh crud! It was so like me. Unfortunately, I also had forgotten my wallet. I started scrounging through my car for whatever I could find. Sometimes, I toss my credit card in the dash holder. But I wasn’t that lucky today. I finally found a few quarters… $2 worth! I held my breath all the way to the gas station, finally feeling relieved when I pulled up to the tank. And then I paid for my partial gallon of gas. Once I turned my car on, the mileage indicator didn’t go up at ALL. I drove home at 0 miles, my finger hovering over the hazards button as I was just waiting for the car to choke. AND I knew I would have to home and then get BACK to the gas station on my quarters. And this is just another day in my life.
On to less embarrassing things! It’s hard to pinpoint my favorite part of the flip process. I feel like I could say “this is one of my favorite parts of flipping” about every stage. Well, not the waiting… I’m not a fan of the waiting!
I love this part because we are getting in fun details like lights and can really start to see it all come together. I’m also thinking it’s time to start bringing staging items. Woo hoo!
I’m happy to see my lights go up, like my Fixer upper inspired X-light and the pendants I made for the kitchen. I also love the light effect the globe gives to the ceiling. I can’t wait to hit that baby up with some Windex.
On the porch, we needed a little something for the wall, so I made this simple address plaque.
Here are the swapped out bath vanities. I’m planning to add a bit of love to them with some black hardware.
Next week we are hoping to get most of it wrapped up and start staging… one of my favorite parts! 😉