We are enjoying beautiful, early Autumn weather this week as school buses return to the neighborhood. Our sunny, but cooler days have been wonderful for the workmen that have been doing exterior projects on our house.
We’ve had the whole house painted for the first time since we built the house 12 years ago. We also had some water damage / siding that needed repair around an upstairs window. That meant workman around the house all week.
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I find it awkward when people are working on our house and I am home and … not working. The painter, handyman, and I are all about the same age and they have very physical jobs.
All week, I see them climbing ladders, swinging hammers, and getting things done. At the same time, I might be on the porch reading a book, playing with our new puppy, or in the kitchen grabbing a snack.
It’s like they are in the workweek and I am on the weekend.
I’ve even found myself drifting out to the garage and taking care of heavier projects I’ve let wait. Fixing the wheels on the lawn mower, installing a couple pulley lifts for the bikes, fiddling with the hardtop on the new Jeep, and doing some cleaning/painting in the garage myself. My wife was surprised with my sudden burst of productivity!
Do you find it awkward when other people are working around your house … and you aren’t?
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