Saturday, September 24, 2011
8:43. The roof inspector hasn't arrived. I take advantage of his delay and vacuum the waves and billows of pet hair off the front room floor.
9:15. I've been worrying/wondering/getting annoyed for the past half hour at least. I leave a message on his cell phone politely inquiring if something's gone wrong, did he still expect to make it this morning, or should we reschedule.
I'm hungry. I start cooking my breakfast.
9:21. I post on Facebook that I think he's forgotten.
9:40. I'm finishing my breakfast. The phone rings. It's the roof inspector. He got himself rear-ended two miles from home, his driveshaft was destroyed, and he's temporarily without a vehicle. Could we reschedule for Tuesday morning at 9:00?
9:45. I'm glad I wasn't a jerk on the phone message.
After that, you think I'd go back to bed, or at least work on my sermon for tomorrow. No. As mentioned previously, I've been researching spray foam insulation as a possible replacement for the moldy pink fiberglass in my attic crawl space, and I found out online the other day that one of the biggest installers in the Pittsburgh area was going to be exhibiting at the Allegheny County Green and Innovation Festival (hmm. Kind of a failure of parallelism there, what?). And somehow I preferred to make my initial overtures face to face.
Here are some views of the fair: