Wednesday, October 19, 2011

31 Days to a Better Me day 19

Today has been an adventure. 

My husband is gone with the military.  It is my job to be the Mom, Dad, mechanic, problem solver etc.  Todays issue is that I need to take my boat to be winterized, frost is coming. 

I am not the one that tows the boat.  That is my husbands job!!  But being a military wife you sometimes have to do things that you are not comfortable with, today is my day.

So after dropping the kids off at school, I got in my husbands big diesel truck and set off to get the boat.  We store the boat in a cover storage facility near the lake so that we don't have to tow it so far.  It takes about 45 minutes on the turnpike to get there.  I was so nervous the whole way there!!

My little assistant

See I was nervous for a few reasons:  I have never hooked up the trailer by myself,

The space that I have to pull the trailer out of is tiny,

I was really worried about rubbing the side of the boat down the support beams (that would be a bad day!)

So I got the trailer all hooked up, the last thing to do was to put up the motor so that I could tow it away.

So I hit the button to put the motor up....nothing happened.  Huh, now what do I do?

So I borrowed one of these from my brother in law.  Yeah...nothing.

So I bought some of these, hooked it up to that great big diesel and.....nothing.

Frustrated and on the verge of tears, I started to drive home.  Then I decided that I could not give up that easily.

I pulled up my big girl pants and called the boat people.  I explained the situation, and now after visiting with them for a while I have diagrams of what to do.

I have no idea how this is going to turn out.  Tomorrow I will head back to the boat and play boat mechanic.

The moral of the story is that I tend to think that I cannot do things like this without my husband.  I assume that he will take care of it.  I want to be more capable.  There were about 15 times today where I wanted to give up and say that I cannot do it.  Sometimes we have to keep pushing forward, and make it happen for ourselves!!  I feel this is a lesson that will serve me in many areas of my life.  Around the house things stay broken until my husband is home long enough to fix them.  I just assume that I cannot fix them myself. 

On this road to a better me, I want to force myself to be more capable.  More confident in my own abilities!!  Ultimately I will be a better person.

If this is your first time here, Thank you for visiting!!  Feel free to leave me a comment (especially if you are a boat mechanic with advice)  it makes me more confident!


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