Got to my comments like promised, and now can't catch up on my last ones until tomorrow, sorry to be behind. But I had to write up tonight while it was still fresh.
We are temporary superintendents for a year. Two days ago one of the tenants came to me saying her bedroom ceiling was leaking. OIH. I panicked, I've never owned a house, I had NO IDEA what to do. So I went over and took a look. I could not get a hold of the landlord, and so I called the guy next door that does inspections. I figured he'd know a guy to call.
Thankfully he did, and I called the buy, but he couldn't come out until the next day. So come yesterday he took a look at the roof and told us that a huge chunk of the roof is missing and that a tarp was only taped over it. WHAT!! Finally got a hold of the landlord, and he was like "Yeah, well it was leaking last year, so I put that down as a temporary fix. I guess it's leaking again, huh?" Okay, so he's 3000 miles away right now, choking him with my bare hands was not an option.
So the last two days has been me trying to get things lined together so that when the next rain storm comes tomorrow, she doesn't have a waterfall in her bedroom again, and this time maybe worse.
Combine that with extra hours they are making me work at work, being hormonal from the vitamins, no sleep because I hurt my foot last night, and it was throbbing so bad it kept me up half the night, that in turn caused a migraine, and by tonight, I was bawling. I just was so stressed out. I cannot remember the last time I was anywhere close to this emotional. I just, even when I'm frazzled am not this bad.
The Duke was visiting with a friend tonight that he hasn't gotten to see in a while. He called in to check on me, and try as I might, I couldn't keep him from hearing the panic in my voice about getting someone out tonight to at least tape down the tarp until the contractor can get here to fix the roof. He called me back five minutes later saying he sent his friend home, (they'd only got to hang out for 2 hours) and that he was going to pick up tape for the tarp and head home to me. I bawled, I felt horrible he'd done that after he'd been so excited to see his friend, but he told me I needed him, and he was going to be there for me. He even told his friend that, what a guy!
He came home with the tape, and my favourite ice cream drumsticks. He then called a guy who has a ladder that can reach the roof, called the neighbour to help hold the ladder, and got everything done for the roof tonight. I was even panicked the Duke would have to climb the roof as he's never done that before, but the guy with the ladder climbed up for him without being asked and got the Duke and neighbour to hold the ladder and hand him stuff up. I tried for two days to get things done, and the Duke comes along and right away gets everything together.
So now the tarp is taped down and hopefully ready for the rain tomorrow since the contractor can't come until after the storm. It was 9:30 by the time we were done. Once inside the Duke let me know that because today was so hard, I'm to be in bed by 11:00.
If you'd told me today how the Duke was going to come through for me, and come to my rescue, I wouldn't have believed you. I love the Duke, but he gets very overwhelmed very easily, and in trying to make things easier for him in the past few days, I overwhelmed myself. But he saw that, and came to my rescue and rescued me from myself. I'd prayed for God to send help. Boy did He ever.
If you ever, EVER, hear me say the Duke never comes through for me. Remind me of today. Because today, the Duke is all hero, and even though it's almost bedtime, I'm going to be able to sleep tonight, because of him.