Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I have a drinking problem

I am so tired and out of shape. All this physical labor is kicking my arse. So far this week I've wired and hung five light fixtures and now I'm helping paint a china hutch. We're getting some of the kitchen unpacked, but the counter tops aren't all in yet. Did I mention I'm tired?

Rechelle's builder, Dennis, arrives at 7:00 am. He's a very sweet man. In fact all the men that have come in and worked in the house have been very nice. During the day the house doesn't really feel like a home, it feels like a place of business.

The main floor is hot since the air hasn't been hooked up. We go up and down stairs to get everything. Need water? Down to the basement. Need to go pee? Up the stairs. Need to change a diaper? Up the stairs. Need to go to the van? Down a ladder. It's an all day stairmaster class. Needless to say, I am always thirsty.

I went to Lawrence over the weekend and while I was there I stopped by The Mercantile, which is this fabulous natural food store. I bought LeCroix water and brought it back to Rechelle's house. LeCroix water looks just like a wine cooler. I've been drinking them all day and Rechelle told me she's certain that Dennis thinks I'm drinking alcohol all day long. To make it worse while Dennis was coming and going through the front door he spotted me nodding off on the couch when I sat down to rest a second. He probably thought, "What a lush!" I think I'll start slurring my speech tomorrow when I'm talking to him. "Hey Dennish, you shur are doin' a mighty fine shob on dish housh." Belch!


Kathy from NJ said...

You are a wonderful sister, I hope Rechelle appreciates you. I received the Grass Roots Cookbook today but haven't had a chance to go through it yet. I used to have more than 100 cookbooks - I love to read recipes - but gave most of them away. In the last 3 months I've bought 4 cookbooks, I hope my disease isn't coming back.

april said...

Well, thanks Kathy. I really like my sister so helping her is actually more fun than being at home.

I hope you enjoy Grass Roots, my favorite part about that cookbook are the stories of the women that contributed the recipes. I hope I didn't aid your fall off the cookbook collecting wagon.

lori said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! i hope you do pull that stunt on dennish ;-p that would be hilarious.

next time you go downstairs and out to the van, take your self over to the local drug store and get some of those weird hot-stone things they have for sore backs/shoulders/necks. they work wonderfully. but, go upstairs when you use it b/c they do get pretty warm.

Muddy Mama said...

Don't forget that the slurring of speach is only part of the picture. You gotta sway slightly, too.
:) said...

you can switch to tomato juice if you tire of the Lacroix. Just make sure to garnish with a stalk of celery. :)

Angie said...

I hear there are 12 step programs for problems like yours. ;-)