Stuff is going on!

Things are never dull, you know?

Justin’s family made it safely into town late Sunday evening.  We had an exciting day.  We got up for church, went grocery shopping, and met friends for lunch.  I went home to have a planning conversation with Amy while Justin got started fixing the downstairs toilet.  After finishing my very fun conversation, I set to work cleaning house while Justin kept on working on the toilet.

The toilet thing was a fun project.  It developed a slow leak several months ago and we just turned off the water and didn’t use it because the fix that was supposed to work—replace the seal at the bottom of the tank—didn’t cut it and we didn’t want to put money  toward fixing a toilet we didn’t even use very often.  Justin ended up replacing the entire interior unit of the tank, including the part between the tank and the base where the plumber had *glued* the pieces together—a move that most plumbers on the internet recommended fixing buy BUYING A NEW TANK.  But no!  My man is awesome!  He removed the parts and put in a new one.  One that’s better, uses less water, and prevents continuous slow leaks.

And I dusted, washed windows, vacuumed, fetched towels, mopped, and cleaned the kitchen.

Justin, my awesome, wonderful husband, cleaned the upstairs bathroom after he finished the toilet downstairs.

A cleaning day when I don’t touch a single toilet counts as an AWESOME cleaning day.

Justin’s family made it into town after we’d cleaned all the important places, before we could clean the offices, mid-way through washing the sheets for Jessi.  After we had showered and ordered pizza!  They got in, settled a little, ate pizza with us, and we all went to bed after a long, long day.

Monday was fairly relaxed.  We went on a shopping trip to Target and the grocery store, but that was pretty much it.  We were all tired from everything the day before.  We went out for fantastic Baja Mexican food at a place in town.

And today Justin and I are both back at work while Justin’s family helps his sister get ready for school—they have shopping to do, a bank account to set up, a beach to romp over.  The weather’s been beautiful, so hopefully they’ve been having a good day of it.

My day has been pretty quiet, with the exception of all these people who keep asking me to scan things and release documents because HEY!  We’re moving projects!  Three at a time, apparently.  It keeps life entertaining.

Plus I got a call this morning asking if I would be willing to represent the 5S program to some Vice Presidents and Directors from outside companies.

Will I what?!  Will I be the face of 5S to outside companies?  Are you serious?!

But apparently she was, so now I have a presentation next Monday.  Informal and including tours to show off things that we’ve got working in our area.  But it’s still a bit of a whammy.  She wants me to talk about the challenges and benefits, my experiences, why they should do it at their company, what the heart of it is, and what’s in it for them.  I started writing down what I think I should say.  I’m up to three full pages of information.  Apparently I have a lot I could say about it.

And then after the presentation, I get to lead the regular 5S committee meeting.

It’s going to be a busy day.

It’s also Jessi’s first day of college.

Like I said, things are never dull!

2 thoughts on “Stuff is going on!”

  1. Hey Sissy,

    Sorry I didn’t call you back on Monday–things were a-hopping here until almost 9:00 and I knew that would be pretty late to call. I’m back into lessons again this week, so my life is going to be crazy until the weekend, so I’ll give you a call then. Sorry!

  2. Wow! Sounds like the people at work finally figured out what a gem you are! Good luck on the presentation and meeting. You’ll do great, I’m sure.

    I got a lot done on my pages and got them all loaded on the computer at work.

    Love,

    Mom

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