It takes two baaabyeee.........................
But I'm down to one.................
Yep, Just down to one................LOL!
A lesson learned! You never realize exactly what your partner does do to contribute to the house hold until you are doing both his jobs and yours! I mean you do know in the back of your head somewhere, but it really comes to light when suddenly faced with the reality of it.
Steve's jobs included bringing up the 40# bags of wood pellets and keeping those stoves running, occasionally keeping the kitchen clean and in charge of the taking the garbage out and down to road, amongst other tasks, and running errands here and there. And working more than 16 hours in a day on his websites. Also he was the chief cook and bottle washer.
Callie's jobs include feeding & watering of all animals(15?) including managing 3 fish tanks, I've lost count! Keeping house clean, occasionally bringing in a bag or two of wood pellets, managing the 50# bags of horse and goat feed, topping off bales of hay. And running various errands as well and occasionally cooking and working my normal weekend hours as well as my mandatory shifts as it is peak census at the hospital right now. And being allowed to be "dead" on Sundays after my MS chemo shot. That takes me 24 hours to recover from.
Add to this, Stephen's care, although he's getting better at scooting around a bit. On the good note, poor guy finally received his first shower last night after some innovative thinking on my part. Changing the shower head to one that can be detached and finding a plastic stool for him to sit on in the shower. The other challenge and he'll kill me for posting this, but first he'll have to catch me(heheheheh) was getting him to poop! Which required a few extra options bought at Walmart pharmacy. LOL! We've made progress.
I'm getting Jack outside with the other dogs which is about every two hours. I still have to carry him downstairs, however he has finally mastered getting up the stairs (Thank God) on his own. Jack the puppy that is. He still doesn't get the concept of doing his "doodie" outside. And I have these dogs out for 30 to 40 minutes each time.
I've managed to get the house mostly under control, but it took a lot of elbow grease. Still have two loads more of laundry, this is after doing six loads between us over the past week. Steve's office was a tip! It really needs a good clean and I have to strip his bed after yesterdays meltdown outside. MUD! Add two cats that Mina has decided to go after that have sequestered themselves to our bedroom, which requires making sure their water and food has to be constantly replaced. And making sure his outdoor wild birds are fed. That was his thing. I finally refilled all of the seed, the birds are happy! And his office birds. Good grief!
My last task today, besides getting to good old Wally world again will be to do those bits of laundry, tidy up the basement apartment before Zoe gets home and suck out the archway of basement cobwebs that have collected near the laundry room. Looking forward to that!
Anyway, besides being exhausted, I think we have sort of a routine set down. I'm hoping that Steve will be hard casted on Thursday of this week and I'll be able to work the weekend. I must slip out for 4 hours to work on Tuesday night for annual Nursing Ed. Needless to say, this has been truly a challenge. I still do appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers. And I must admit, "Kaylee" did give some comic relief, especially when I blew! Oh I just laugh my ass off at that right now! We're managing somehow, I'm not sure how I'll mange work this weekend and sleep. Night shifters do have to sleep during the day and with all of this set back, my MS is acting up a bit. Today I am just tired! Plan on an afternoon nap at some point.
Thanks again, All for your support!