Is there anything more frustrating than waiting? It seems that I am constantly waiting for something or someone these afternoons; Just the other afternoon I wasted three hours waiting for a contractor that was supposed to supply us a quote on a new roof only to get a call from him saying she would be out the next afternoon.
I try to be understanding but my patience level is diminishing quickly these afternoons.
It seems like I am destined to live with other people’s timetables instead of my own. The latest thing that had me waiting is the paint in our new powder room. I needed to install the new molding and my associate and I needed the second layer of paint to be completely dry. I only had one afternoon off to complete the transformation and it seemed to be taking forever. I was pacing around the room when my partner recommended that I plug in the portable boiler and close the door. The added heat in the room would make the paint dry out quicker and then I could complete the task by the end of the afternoon. This was the best idea I had ever heard. I headed to the garage and grabbed the heater. Within a short time the paint was dry enough to glue down the molding along the floor. At least this was one situation where my waiting was chop short. I wish I had that simple of a solution for all the other times I waste hours with less successful results. Maybe if they ever invent a portable time device that will happen.