Monday, October 10, 2011
On Saturday I realized I had a dilemma I had failed to plan for. Our weather has turned cold, and I need to have my sprinkler system blown out and shut down for the season. The man (in AA) who normally does this shows up when he feels like it and not a moment sooner. I sent him a text on Saturday, and he never answered. I looked back through my texts and saw that I asked him to turn on the sprinkler system on May 5, and on May 24, he sent me a text saying "u ready?" To which I replied, "for what?" And then I told him I turned it on myself and I was sorry for cheating on him - with myself. He said "that's ok, at least it was someone you love."
But at this point, I don't have 19 days. I asked one of my friends if he knew someone and he said he would be happy to come over this morning and do it himself. He is a big fancy contractor, so this is an uber favor. I expressed my gratitude and he said something that really touched me: "I always remember the people who were nice to me when I was new." And he does. It has always been easy to be nice to him though. I have loved him from the moment I met him, and I love his wife too. What a drunk! And now he is sober for 15 or 16 years.
And he is on his way, so I better sign off.
I have decided to take my computer with me on the trip, so you haven't heard the last from me for a while as you might be imagining....
Have a great sober day.