So the owner of the building FINALLY came out to look at the water situation, took one look at what the plumber was doing and fired him. The plumber was mixing up the landscaping irrigation lines with the water lines for the building. WTF. The owner did a little fix on the water and it’s now back on. We’re all coffee’d up and empty bladdered.
Thank you all for your suggestions for my Lent question yesterday. The one that made me laugh the most was from Mickey. Give up TV? Seriously? Let me introduce myself. Hi, I’m The Big Girl and I love TV. Survivor, Top Chef, American Idol, Brothers and Sisters, Real Housewives of the OC, and Real Housewives of NYC, Project Runway etc… the thought of giving up TV made me break out into a cold sweat.
I’m still not really clear on exactly what I’m going to do, but I know I am not going to give up anything. I loved all the brilliant suggestions of doing something more rather than take away. Volunteer maybe? Maybe add more exercise into my day? Babysit a friends child once a week so the parents can play?
But in the mean time, here’s something ALL of you can do and please spread this suggestion along. When I get to a grocery store, I look around the parking lot for someone finishing up putting their bags away and then I then ask them if I can take their cart back for them. It’s a small thing, but I tell you I get the BEST reactions. People are so grateful, especially for people with kids, who either have to leave their kids alone in the car or drag them to a cart drop off. This small little gesture is easy, and I promise, it makes a big impact. Go ahead, give it a try.