My 3 yr old daughter took this pic of me

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fixing the gutters

Today, I went outside and "braved" the "cold" (+5) lol to fix our gutters which were dripping all over the deck and driveway. For those of you who know me well, this is note-worthy. I am a bit of a homebody and venture outside only to go to my vehicle or, every other week, to take the garbage cans down to the road. It's so bad that we could have a new truck/trucks in the yard for a few weeks before I will notice them there! So for me to go outside to do much else (when it's not summertime) is a big deal.

So I had cold water dripping/pouring on me and I also learned that I need new boots as my feet got quite soaked! It took probably about 30 minutes or so of trying to get the drain pipe-thingys to fit together properly and not come crashing down on my head. I am feeling rather proud of myself right now, I must admit :) I mean, no one asked me to fix those gutters, I just saw something that needed to be done and did it. I am sitting here, hoping that Matthew will notice, of course, when he gets home, and that he will be impressed and thank me for taking care of that. All normal thoughts and expectations, right?

Well, this has brought something to mind. For all of us who have husbands, brothers, and fathers who usually take care of all of this sort of stuff - we need to take notice and thank them. We come to expect them to do these things and so when they do, we say nothing. I don't know if it matters to them or not that we don't notice their hard work and weird jobs they take care of, but I assume it does! So take the time to thank the guys in your life for all they do for you. We all want to be appreciated. This week I am going to look for opportunities to thank Matthew for the things he does for us :) Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. Oh Rachel, you are so amazing! You really showed girl power! You are absolutely right, a simple thank you and a gift (lol) can show how grateful we are to them.