Keep calm and drink tea. I am taking my own advice today because I need to.
Moving is stressful. As much as I try to pretend it isn’t – it is. Thank goodness for a husband who handles all of the loan information and financial end of things because if I had that on my plate as well I would be way over the edge.
Things that should be simple end up getting complicated. Finding service providers and tradespeople to do specific jobs is sometimes a challenge. We rely on our realtor and the few locals we know for advice and that usually works out.
My biggest challenge has been my dryer. We ended up buying the same set that we got in Dothan for the house there because we liked them so much. Without going into a long drawn out Ohio story like my friend Katybeth from Odd Loves Company likes to point out that we native Ohioans spin I will just say that it has been an extreme challenge to get a working dryer.
The installation was done incorrectly which is hard to believe when it really requires only 4 wires being wired in the back of the machine. No heat. After numerous calls to Best Buy, Samsung and a local repair shop and visits it was determined that as well as the wires not being connected correctly the outlet was bad as well which had been working just fine before said second dryer was delivered. (Yes, this was the second brand new one we had delivered.)
Electrician tracked down and visit made. Outlet checked out fine even though the guy the day before said it wasn’t. Electrician leaves. Half an hour later electrician comes back and says he has one more thing to check which is a long shot but guess what? It was it. A faulty cord. But wait. There’s more. New electrician comes and replaces cord. Now it is a combo of a bad cord and a wonky receptacle. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. So 4 electrician visits later we have a working dryer.
So as I canceled a first lunch date with a new friend, looked at laundry hanging illegally from hangers on my back porch and got a crick in my neck I decided that I needed to have a cup of tea. So I brewed a big pot in my favorite brewing pot of Summer Blend from Spice It to A Tea located in downtown Brevard (YES! A lovely shop with a lovely owner so you can bet there will be blog posts later.) and took my own good advice to “keep calm and drink tea”. After all, in the big scheme of things this is a very minor inconvenience. Very minor.
I can do this. You can, too. Got life stresses? Everyone does. Take a deep breath, brew a pot of tea and just take a minute to enjoy the calm. It works for me and I bet it can work for you as well.