Friday, July 20, 2012

A Week in my Life – Friday

5:30 a.m. My alarm goes off, but I’m working from home today because the garage door repairman is coming so I press snooze.

6:00 a.m. My alarm goes off again and I press snooze.

6:30 a.m. My alarm goes off and I finally get out of bed and make coffee and start my devotional.

7:00 a.m. I am so tired today that the thought of working out with Jillian is too much to bear. I decide on the elliptical today, instead.

7:30 a.m. Grab a Luna bar, shower and put on sweats. Gotta love working from home!

8:00 a.m. Turn on my laptop, pour a glass of tea and turn on the TV. Check emails, purchase parts, send out invoices, follow-up on past due invoices.

1:00 p.m. No sign of the garage door repairman yet so I take my lunch and sit on the deck reading a magazine while eating a tuna melt. Did I mention how much I love working from home?!

2:00 p.m. Back to work. Sending out invoices and follow-up on past due invoices. Purchase a couple parts for service.

3:00 p.m. Get a call that the repairmen will arrive at 4:00. Woohoo! Our torsion spring snapped on our garage door last week. I was annoyed because this was our third garage door opener related issue in our 1.5 short years of being homeowners. But I learned that torsion springs are only designed to last for about 10,000 cycles (which is about 13 to 15 years depending on how much you use the garage door) and our house is 14 years old so it was about due. I also learned that torsion springs can be dangerous if unfamiliar with springs and could lead to a loss of limb or life. As much as I hate calling a repairman, I did not want Garth in danger!

4:00 p.m. FireHouse Doors arrive right on time. They were the nicest guys, reasonably priced and done with the repair in 20 minutes. I was so happy with them and would recommend them to anyone!

5:10 p.m. Done with work for the day. Shut the computer off, put it away and start dinner. No commute! Did I mention how much I love working from home?!

5:30 p.m. It’s pasta Friday so I start boiling the noodles and Garth takes over browning the ground turkey, cutting the peppers and finishing dinner. Garth makes the best spaghetti, seriously. He made it on our first date and he has been in charge of making it ever since. It is so good!

6:05 p.m. Sit in front of the TV for some House Hunters and enjoy our pasta and talk about our day.

7:00 p.m. I do the dishes and then we go for a walk around the subdivision. Then Garth watched the Tigers game and I read a magazine.

10:00 p.m. Wash my face, put on my pajamas and go to bed. Yes, we go to bed at 10 even on a weekend night. We are THAT cool. In our defense, Garth has to wake up at 5:30 to do his ten mile run in the morning.

Well, there you have it. A week in my life. It’s not the most exciting life, but it’s my life and I love it!


Lauren said...

so fabulous to be able to work from home!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

I love working from home. It's the best! ;-)

LWLH said...

I would love to be able to work from home

Anne said...

working from home sounds wonderful! I wish! also love house hunters! your week sounds great, it is a good life :)

Shanny said...

So to make it clear... you love working from home? lol Its so great to skip all that traffic and get things done with less stress... I of course know how awesome this is because I'm now a SAHM and I do not miss that traffic at all.

Glad you decided on getting the garage spring fixed professionally.. no need to put Garth or yourself in danger. Enjoy your weekend!

Adrienne said...

So.. do you like working from home?

Haha!Go you for sticking to that work out! And hooray for men who cook!

Britney Jean said...

Wow! I can't get up early. I wish I could, but I don't do mornings.

Yay for working from home!