We have begun a new phase of changes again. All good changes. Michael is moving into a shop with his friend, which will be good for him. He will be able to choose his work and set his own work schedule. We did make an agreement that he will still take every Sunday off to spend with each other.
I also noticed that we have been staying home too much. We were spending all of our free time in the back yard. That was fine but to do it exclusively, I was feeling like a hermit. We have made a commitment to get out into the world: lunch somewhere on Sundays, a quick jaunt through a store or market after work or just a drive down the coast after dinner.
The past few days, he has taken care of a lot of things both here and professionally. It has been fun to watch. On Sunday, he fixed all the sprinkler problems in the yard, bought and applied the anti-algae chemical to the new fountain, re-screened the sliding door that little Steven ripped then washed and waxed both of our cars.
For the past two years, we have had a friend’s car in our garage. Michael was working with a woman whose husband died and she needed some help with her cars. It was finished but he was storing it here while waiting for a mutual friend to be available to drive it back to her. It needs to be stored with four other cars in her tiny garage in the city. It takes two people to squeeze all the cars into such a small space. It has been close to impossible to arrange this to happen as our friend just brought a new tablet to market and has been crazy busy spending most of his time in China.
Michael arranged for the car to be given back to this woman this Friday. I am full of joy. I will be able to park my car in the garage for the first time in years!
So, we are feeling very positive about the future. He already has jobs lined up and finished arranging the new work space yesterday.
With all of this change and excitement, Michael has jury duty next Tuesday. Great.