There are just some things around the house out here in Arizona that I can't fix. Or that I just don't get to.
It's always nice when someone from back home comes out to visit and I get some help. Don't get me wrong, I try not to take advantage of their visit because I know they are on vacation, but still, I have been known to make a small 'to do' list!
In this case, Mr. Fix It is my SO, or partner, or whatever the heck you call someone that you are not married to but live with. And.....I made a 'to do' list.
Oh....and I use the term 'live with' loosely as for about 8 months of the year we live apart as I take dad to Phoenix to escape the Indiana winters. Mr. Fix It is not retired yet. It's not easy sustaining a relationship like this let me tell you!
The first thing on that list was to replace the garbage disposal. A few months back I thought I would attempt to put the new one in but quickly decided that it might not be a good idea. Although dad might have been able to talk me through it, something about doing the electric hook-up was a bit scary.
Then there was an issue with the screen in my bedroom window not fitting properly. Many screens out here fit on the outside, directly over the window rather than being part of the actual window unit. There was a gap at the bottom of my screen that was actually big enough for a small rattle snake and scorpions to get through. Consequently, I have never been able to have my window open to get fresh air. He fixed it!
Since Mr. Fix It is a firefighter, I also sent him up to the peak of the roof to fix a loose tile. He's used to climbing ladders!
I gave him a break after all those chores and let him ride my bike. He even adjusted the seat for me and now it's much more comfortable.
Though it's not on the actual 'to do' list, I'm wondering if Mr. Fix It can fix our relationship too. We've been riding a roller coaster that is about to come off it's tracks since last summer. As if it's not hard enough to sustain a long distance relationship, we now have issues with family. Dad came to live with me full time last summer. Mr. Fix It's daughter, her fiance, their year and half old daughter, as well as Mr. Fix It's son, all managed to move back home.
I won't share all the gory details but am sure you can imagine how difficult last summer was.
At least for now, the 'to do' list for the house has been 'fixed'!