My life is not dull, what with me being married to HeWho fancies himself to be a geriatric McGyver and has hoarding issues that rival those of Fred Sanford. And there is always the odd person I encounter here. Let's not forget the four leggers.
We had a slow weekend and that suited me since I had to take down the summer merchandise and re- merchandise the pegboards on the wall. As the Labor Day weekend started I discovered that my ice cooler was not working. Just imagine my delight to discover bags of water instead of ice. Not all the bags, but enough to make me want to curl into a fetal position and hide.
I called my vendor instead and vented my displeasure. I spoke with the owner. He is such a nice guy, I ended up apologizing to him. This company is great at service, but like any other company, not all the drivers who deliver are careful about servicing the equipment and rotating stock. My cooler was inside. I had one outside when we bought the park and I forgot to lock it up one night and all the ice was gone the next morning.
The indoor machines are few and far between and they had to replace mine with an outdoor cooler. It is a pain to have to go unlock the cooler every time someone buys ice, but, such is life. My regulars will just go in and get the ice and leave the money on the counter. Not everybody is honest, though.
Besides the inconvenience, it left a big gap on the wall. I didn't move all the big coolers and freezers when I last painted the store, so that had to be addressed as well. The wall has been painted and now awaits whatever I decide should take the place. I am still thinking. I had an idea that involved cutting down an existing fixture …….
HeWho built it told me there was no way to cut it down. No Way. He was very clear on that.
I consulted Kevin. Of course I knew it could be done. It is a double sided fixture that runs down the middle of the store. It takes up a lot of floor space and I have to get clever to make the shelves look full. Kevin and I will wait until the master is on a mission and will be gone a few hours. Then we will take it apart and rebuild it.
The grass still grows and needs to be cut, although it is cooler now and I am so tanned that sunburn is impossible. I was mowing just now, but, alas, I ran out of gas. There is plenty in the can, but I took it as a sign that I should take a break. Even though I had a nap today, I am still tired. Had to get up at 5:30 to get HeWho to his out patient surgery. More about that adventure later.
Before I napped, I took my four leggers outside. They were all ecstatic to see that we made it back home. I was standing there watching Eddie search for grasshoppers and felt something warm on my little toe. "Awwww, Wall-E missed me and now he is licking my toe." That thought was stuck in my mind before I realized that he was peeing on my foot!! As I said, life is not boring.