After being a willing helpmate for more than 54 years,
I am claiming yet another title in this new life.
As I ponder this I remember my husband's last work title in industry management was "Maintenance Planner". As I recall he was responsible for anticipating, scheduling , overseeing, approving [ an on and on and on] the maintenance in a specific area [ I THINK] of the Paper Mill. Sorry, that's the best I can do with that job description.
Today I recognize that I can now add the job of
to my life resume.
Throughout my adult life I have had the opportunity to work in numerous jobs- some paid, others volunteer- some challenging, others either underpaid or simply necessary. Producing or acting in community theater, producing /modeling in fashion shows or promoting local fund raising events on TV or the newspaper or radio..doing my own writing were things I did easily and passionately and no less so because they were volunteer jobs.
I learned that I could be more than competent in sales as long as I believed in the value of what I was selling. Some of the most personally rewarding [& usually new and challenging] were office administration and management where my job titles were something like DIY [ Do It Yourself /if you want it done well] or DEY [Do Everything Yourself] . I actually never considered that beneath me but loved the possibilities of learning new things and handling difficult people and situations successfully.
We often rejoiced in the fact that God had given us many seasons in this life together...the most recent one being Home & Yarden [Yard/Garden].
Well here we- well it's just Me now- here I go again!
I'm adapting to being a Maintenance Planner and dare I say- A Landscaper ? Under the heading of MP is included spotting, doing or getting done all the DIY jobs that keep a house safe, functioning, looking lived in but in a nice way thank you. I cannot do it all but I keep a watchful eye on and get it on my 'to do' soon list.
Just in case you are dubious about my landscaping skills....I will share the first almost done spot
I missed a few weeds-
I spotted that too but it's on my list... before Easter Sunday along with the remaining 7 bales of pine straw placed strategically to indicate to the world it's -
"A Work In Progress."
Just for fun -Two uninteresting chores this week:
#1 The battery [plus the spare] for the weed eater both were charged and the weed eating chore was going fine until I realized there was not enough STRING-
Discovered when I took it apart the string was all used up. No extra found in the shop- doesn't mean there is not one, only that I did not find it The story is: I managed to bring home from WM the right replacement -That doesn't happen often. THAT IS THE BIG STORY!
#2 The riding lawn mower had not been moved from the shop since spring got here b/c I wimped out and had someone cut the first time . It started okay but the two front tires were a little bouncy...meaning they bounced back and forth when I stepped on them [testing] Almost flat! No problem! Thanks to my husband's well stocked shop there's a-
What do you call that thing that I plugged in and it puts air in the tires?
Not to worry- this time I remembered backwards, forward and what the choke does...EVERYTHING!