Having to tell my mom that I can’t do the repair that I told her I could do was very difficult for me. When I grew up, my dad could pretty much, (in my eyes), fix ANYTHING! That’s what my daddy did. He fixed stuff… and if my dad could have had last words for me, I know what they would been… he would have said, “Take care of your momma!”
Well dad, I tried. Even though the small job I’ve been trying to complete at my mothers house was not a major endeavor, it is a job that is different from anything that I have ever done. Sure I have built a table, I have laid tile, and I’ve even built a deck. But this job is different. First and the most difficult part is the removal of a metal ramp. That’s the part that is stopping my progress. I can do this thing but I need a tool that I don’t have. I’m not even sure what it’s called. UGGGHHH!! The main thing is that I’m frustrated because this is not a huge job and I know I can do it. Another factor is that I don’t mind making a mess of my own stuff… but I sure don’t want to mess up my mom’s stuff. I guess I should just hire someone to do this but I really don’t want to… but I definitely want it to be done right. It’s for my mom.
The bottom line is not just the task at hand. It’s that I don’t want to let my mom down. No kid wants to do that! Sorry mom and dad. But I will get it done RIGHT!