at least, I feel like a superhero with a tough layer of armor and rose colored super-vision.
I won't bore you with the details of the past week, but here are some of the things that were dealt with:
- Flooded basement due to blocked sewer line (thanks, Plumbing Plus!)
- Dishwasher not draining due to different blocked drain - self-repaired!
- Dishwasher losing power due to faulty connection (overzealous self-repair?)
- Corroded sink drain discovered during dishwasher repair (thanks for the help, bro-in-law)
- Mysterious tea-like liquid seeping out of grout in basement bathroom (not going to tell you what that was, but it's fixed)
- Potty training - not very fun when the washing machine is inaccessible
- Allergies (yay spring!)
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- Bubba just finished his first season of cross-country running and by all accounts, the boy has a lot of heart. He's fast.
- Ben is about to turn 6 years old! Time to celebrate!
- My brother-in-law has moved back to town for a little post-graduate education. Having an uncle around will be pretty awesome for both boys.
- We had a great Mother's Day brunch with friends. Hoorah for moms! (you especially, Mom)
There's more good stuff - the other day, Lovely Wife walked the boys down to a local bistro for dessert while I cleaned up the kitchen. While there, Ben used the restroom - yay! On the way out, a big guy dressed for a date night was getting out of his car. Ben ran up to him and stopped, obviously excited. The guy put on a great smile and said, "How's it going?" Ben said with great enthusiasm, "I pooped in the potty!" The guy said, "That's great!" in a booming voice, gave him five, and walked into the restaurant with his lady. Thanks, Random Stranger, you were awesome!
And finally, I got a hint of Ben's burgeoning sense of humor. When Ben says, "I need to go potty!", I feel like a Secret Service agent responding to a threat to the President. I drop what I'm doing, spring into action and escort him to the
I was in this mindset when I came across a video on Facebook that reinforced my feelings. It's from a commencement address by David Foster Wallace:
Have a most excellent day.
* He's never said anything remotely like that to me before.