I hadn’t noticed it before the stay at home order, but since it started, Tuesday’s seem to be the hardest day of the week. Yesterday, was no different. For some reason our emotions are always higher on Tuesday’s, but we look for the good.
We always get out of the house on Tuesday’s for an errand. Typically we leave about 10:30. Well yesterday, I went to go clean up dog poop in the backyard and when I went to go get the stuff from the garage, my hammock that I had been waiting for was on the front porch. Instead of going right to clean up the dog poop, my youngest and I went to put together the hammock.
We have had the stand for a few years now, but ordered a new swing itself. After measuring the old bars last week end scouring the internet, I finally found one that would both fit and match our backyard furnishings. Well, after searing the the S hooks I was certain that I had, the hammock was about a foot too short to hook into the bars! UGH! So, I searched amazon and found some sort of extender thing that looked like it would work and even better, it would actually arrive Wednesday (today), so I wouldn’t have to wait long.
After being disappointed that I couldn’t get the hammock together, yet I had tidied up the garage in the process of looking for the S hooks, I cleaned up the dog poop. Then I came in the house to prepare to leave for our errand. We had about 15 minutes until we had to leave. We go to put the dogs in their crates and our younger dog is missing her collar. We run around the house looking for the collar, inside and outside. Well, my 7 year old had pulled it off and set it on a cabinet. UGH! I text my husband and said “F***ing Tuesday’s.”
Finally we get in the car and we get going. After our errand we come home to eat lunch. While relaxing, I decide that I am going to go back out and look at the hammock. The hammock had some with extra hooks to put it into a tree if need be. I wanted to look to see if I could configure those hooks to work with the stand. Well, low and behold, I did. Then Noah came outside and relaxed on the hammock, a win for the day! Of course, after I had already ordered the $20 extender from Amazon and it was too late to cancel it.
Noah and I went for another drive in the afternoon. We need to get out of the house, to break up the monotony of being home ALL THE TIME. While we were out, the low tire pressure light came on and sure enough after we got on the expressway to head home, the car started making crazy noise and we had a flat tire. UGH! On the side of the expressway we sat for an hour waiting for roadside assistance to get to us and change the flat. Noah was anxious the whole time we were on the side of the road. Worried that no one would come and help us.
We spent our hour chatting on the phone with both his Dad and his Papa, who were helping to calm him. I stayed calm, but I don’t offer much of a calming influence. I told my husband that I would not be cooking dinner, so Noah got to choose Taco Bell. By 6pm, we were home safe and sound. Sitting together, eating dinner and relaxing for the evening. Ready to put Tuesday to rest.
I know that I am beyond lucky. We are all safe and healthy. I have a hammock, so the fact that it didn’t fit (first world problems). Our car is new enough that I still have roadside assistance to call when a problem arises. We have enough money in our bank account to cover the hammock extender, a new tire and taco bell. Just for whatever reason, Tuesday’s are a hard day for us!