Bless my husband's heart. He had dinner started and a smile on his face. That is a good sight, the smile and Gene cooking. He had even cut up the watermelon I had forgotten was in the refrigerator.
You might ask how did I forgot the large object on the bottom shelf of the fridge? I do not know how I missed the melon. I have been slightly distracted, I guess. Anyway, chunks of melon did the job of cooling me down several degrees.
So Monday morning arrives and I announce I want to be a bum all day. Funny thing that getting my right knee fixed. It helped my left knee but the left foot is still being cranky if I stand or walk for long periods of time. Oh, well. I finally did get energetic enough to make more progress on the kitchen cabinet project. I am almost to the end of cleaning the tops when the silly phone rings ... again. I do not think I will ever get this done with all the calls so I yell down to Gene to get the phone as I am up a ladder.
We were to go visiting for the church this evening As soon as I finished the cleaning of the cabinet tops I had to get cleaned up and dressed. I was just gathering up my purse to leave around 4:25 PM when the phone rang. Gene tells me it is probably the lady that called earlier. I say hello and the nice voice on the phone says, "Are you off the ladder?"
Seems Gene had told this total stranger I could not come to the phone because I was up a ladder which was accurate. This response was ever so much better than what he usually does. Friends are told all the gory details of exactly what I am doing. Or worse, he brings the phone to me while I am in the shower, on the stool or brushing me teeth. I have mastered the mute button so I can flush .....
This nice lady, who works with corporate sponsors for public television, said it was a first for her. Never in all her calling had she ever been told someone was up and ladder as a reason to not come to the phone. "She is up a ladder". At least he did not attempt a funny by saying Up a Ladder Without a Tree.