In my defense, I am still “on call” for jury duty, so that means that every couple of days, I call the jury duty hotline and the message tells me that my case has been delayed for a couple more days. I then return to work and plow through my task list at a frantic pace with the fear that I will soon be out of the office for heaven knows how long. I’ve been repeating this nightmare every couple of days for the past month. Despite the frustration, I really do want to serve on a jury. It would be a learning experience and a paid vacation from work.
In the meantime, my bathroom remodeling disaster has distracted me from my jury duty worries. The remodeling project that should have taken three days took more than three weeks. (we later learned that 3 weeks is an appropriate estimate, but our salesman obviously isn’t familiar with construction) Don’t rejoice, because we have yet to shower in the new bathroom. We spent the entire evening yesterday touching up the sloppy grout job that was done so we can seal the grout over the weekend. Once that is done, we need to sand the walls and paint, replace the light fixtures and exhaust fan and caulk the tub and sink. Of course, we can’t caulk until after the tub and sink are refinished, which is scheduled for September 23. After that dries for a couple of days, I plan to move in some towels and a shower curtain. Then, Hubby and I will fight over who gets to soak in the bubble bath first!
You would think that not wasting time on showers would give me plenty of time to blog, but I’ve been drowning in schoolwork. In addition to reading an extremely heavy and extremely boring textbook for my history class, I’ve also been reading The Feast of Roses by Indu Sundaresan. This yummy book is actually an assignment for my class, which I have actually found delightful. If you like to read, you’ll love this book!
Despite all these challenges lately, I remain optimistic and bubbling with enthusiasm. I’ve confirmed our November vacation plans.
We’ll be going here: