I went for my fasting blood test, today. When I opened the garage door, there was a big noise and a part of the metal contraption that opens and closes the garage door fell off! It had been attached by a nut and bolt, but, I guess it had got loose without my noticing it and had come out. I decided to fix it later, closed the garage door, manually (it goes up to open and can be pulled down to close), and went for my blood test.
The blood test, itself, went well. I didn't have an appointment, but, I didn't have to wait. In fact, I was in and out of there within 20 minutes and didn't even have to pay for the parking! On the way home, I picked up a chili dog from hot dog place I pass by for my brunch.
When I came home, I managed to manually open the garage door and parked the car, inside. Then, I couldn't close it all the way! Neither could I fix the part that fell off, because I couldn't get the thing to line up properly in order to fix the nut and bolt! After some consideration, I decided that it would be better the park the car in my drive way, until I get the garage door repaired. I managed to get the garage door to open, but, then, it got stuck in the open position, and I couldn't pull it down to close!
I called the monks at the temple to ask if they knew of anyone who might be able to fix it for me and the monks said they'll call around to see. I also went across the street to ask one of my neighbors if she or her husband know of anyone who could fix it. Her husband wasn't home, at the time, so she said to come back later to ask him when he came home.
Then, when I was watering the front garden, I saw a different neighbor and asked for his help, but, he couldn't pull the garage door down, either.
Later in the evening, the monks from the temple called back, and one of them came with a handyman who is known to them. These monks are such a blessing to me! He had to dismantle part of the garage door opener system, but he did enough to get the door to close, for tonight. He said he will come over, tomorrow morning, to fix the door. According to the monk who brought him over, he is a good handyman. If that is so, then, I have several other jobs for him to do! The car will be parked in the driveway for the night, but that should be alright.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The blood test went well
- I didn't have to pay for parking at the lab
- The monks at the temple and all their help
- Handyman A's help with the garage door
- Friend R calling to check on me
Wednesday's To Do List:
- Blood test - DONE
- Finish dusting my bedroom - DONE
- Paperwork - STARTED
Thursday's To Do List:
- Get the garage door fixed
- More paperwork
- Post office
- Water the back garden
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday? Who fixes things around your house when they break?