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|
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!