It’s official, Wizard and I are crazy. So crazy, Sunday morning I got up early just so I could read in peace for a few minutes, but quickly found some email I had to deal with ASAP. So I poured out some coffee, turned around and realized–
I’d already poured a cup of coffee. 2 cups of coffee sat on my counter. All for me. Totally crazy. And when I told Wizard this when he got up–he laughed at me. Hard and so loud he probably woke the neighbors. Is that even nice?
Okay let’s take care of a little business before I go on. Today is the first day of The Baby Bargain Book Tour:
The first stop is B00ks-n-Kisses one of my fave blogs because Kelly is a friend of mine. Kelly is a huge supporter of authors and readers. If you get a minute, be sure to stop over. I’ll be posting the full schedule on my home page as soon as I have a free minute.
Today Wizard and I have a granite counter guy coming–and we are hopeful that this is finally the guy who will be doing the bathroom counters and sinks. We’ve invested hours and hours of time into researching, getting estimates, etc and if the estimate comes in as expected, we’re good to go there. We have the mirror place and we’ve chosen lighting (I think) too. That’ s pretty much it except for changing out some hardware in the bathrooms.
What I would love, but flat out can’t afford, is to do the shower and bath surrounds in the master bath. Bummer because I found the travertine (however that’s spelled) I Love, Love, Love, but it’s not going to happen right now. Even Wizard agreed it’s gorgeous. But it’s just not in the budget.
And we have a budget. Wizard is, after all, an accountant. And he’s damn good at what he does. But sometimes, he can be a tad…unrealistic. Sometimes numbers guys miss the variables, the things we really can’t control. So we’re walking through another big box store, and he’s doing the numbers in his head.
It’s freaky-scary to live with this, but not only can do it, but does it all the time. And he’s rarely wrong. So he tells me the number.
I nod. I know he did math right except I tell him the bad news, “There will be miscellaneous stuff and problems.”
“Nope I ran the numbers. ” In his head. Sigh.
“Yep, now add on $500.00 to $750.00.” I may not be able to run the column of numbers in my head, but I can estimate the stuff we forgot or that will come up.
Fast forward a day later as Wizard figured out the stuff we missed and put together a spreadsheet (he’s an accountant, what can I say?) “Well damn it,” he muttered.
“Just say it. Come one, you can do it.”
“You were right,” he growled. “It’s $7oo.oo more than I thought.”
Laughing, I said, “Did that hurt to admit? Cause it sounded like it hurt.”
I may have laughed. Once in a while, I”m right, and it totally rocks! Now shhh, we all know there’s going to be even more surprise expenses, but Wizard doesn’t need to know that yet. After all, he’s living with a crazed woman on an impossible deadline and on a blog tour at the very same time. So if he wants to believe all will go according to his spreadsheet, what’s the harm?
Now I want to hear all about your weekend!