You know I groom dogs, right? Well the other day old faithful, my old GMC rotary tool, bit the dust.
Yes, I use it to file dogs' nails.
It just stopped working between foot #2 and foot #3 on a dog.
Not a good time to stop. I still had 6 feet to do. Not all on the same dog, obviously!
So last night on the way home from work, we stopped at the hardware store for a replacement.
I looked at all the rotary tools and loved the size and shape of the Dremel 200 best... Its small, light and easy to hold. And cheap at the same price as the shop brand. Its only two speed but has high RPM.
Wayne came along and said 'how about that one?' pointing to the next model up, with variable speed and a few more gizmos, and more expensive... I considered both for a while but without being able to turn them on and give them the noise test, I was going for the smaller, easier to hold one.
Then the salesman said 'May I suggest something else?'...
And we ended up spending three time as much as but now I have a variable speed Dremel with a flexible shaft and I have both light and easy to hold as well as less noise close to dog's faces!
So, other than that, where have I been?
Well, flat out really. I'm so tired! And I'm overwhelmed which seems to be the normal state for me at least twice a year.
I have so much on my To Do List that even looking at it gives me palpatations. I'm sleepy at 8pm and yet, when I do go to bed, I can't sleep cause of all the stuff that goes through my mind...
Did I mention my mom is visiting at Christmas?
For the first time ever? Her first trip back to Australia in 22 years? And she's visiting us here and staying for a week?
Did I mention that its the first time my mother has visited me in my own home? Ever?
So I'm a bit stressed.
And I'm so @#*&#$ busy (and tired!) that I can't start on the mountains of work I have to do in order to be ready for that visit.
Am I over-reacting?
We all know how important it is to get mom's approval!