Thursday, December 01, 2016
Today I am grateful for preparation. If you want to entertain, the most important advice I can give you is to prepare as much as possible ahead of time and use your time wisely. Also, don’t purchase an entire set of kitchen appliances and have them delivered the day before, like we did. Hahahahaha!
Never mind. Himself and I put in a twelve hour day today what with having to be up by 7 a.m. and ready to receive deliveries by 8. I got a call that they might not get here until 1 and also that they would call me 40 minutes before they got here, which would give me plenty of time to unload the fridge and freezer.
Yeah, in a perfect world. At 8:30 two great guys were at our door to install the dishwasher and microwave. Dunce that I am I didn’t realize the cabinet above it had to be emptied. Whoopee. Then, of course, cleaned and put back. Double whoop.
After we were done with that project and already exhausted, I sat to read the paper. At 10 a.m. the guy called and said their E.T.A. with the fridge and stove was 10:07. Seven minutes to empty the beast. Oh boy. Got ‘er done, but they had to walk around us as we did it. These guys are fast!
And then we were left with it. . .the carnage. Filling the fridge, freezer, cleaning up from all of the decorating and readying the house for my Holiday Tea Party tomorrow. Thankfully I took my mom’s advice from a billion years ago and the table was already set (and covered) yesterday. See. . .preparation!