Getting an estimate

We are in the midst of consultations and appraisals for work to be done in the basement. Last night we had a man come over to our home at 7pm when we just finished dinner and Elizabeth was especially thrilled over his arrival. Bruce was a very sweet man in his 60’s who had come by from a local heating and cooling company and Elizabeth insisted on opening the door. “I want to let him in!” So, she did. We all took part in asking Bruce to take his coat off and to hang it on the hooks by our door. At this time, Matt said we would go down to look at the water tank and furnace in the basment. Elizabeth was hot on Bruce’s tail. She followed him down the hall then down the stairs asking him, “Would you like some beer? Would you like a glass of wine? Want a milk? Juice? I could get you some water.” He kindly laughed with her and said he would be fine and we explained he was here to look at the basement. “Well, Lucy poops down here. This is where her potty is so it’s gross. It’s disgusting. Ewww.” As she continued to chatter and distract, I resorted to ol’ faithful, “Ellie do you want to watch the Backyardigans on the computer?” “Oh, sure!” She scampered back up the stairs with all the drama of the Von Trapp family. “Good bye!”
We continued on with our discussion regarding the furnace and water heater for some time. Elizabeth was deep in Backyardigan heaven, singing along and giggling but mostly silent. When Bruce finally took his leave and had his coat on she snapped out of her computer trance and said, “Wait! I have to give you a hug and a kiss!” She ran to the front door and grabbed his legs almost knocking poor Bruce over and reached up to give him the friendliest of kisses smack on the lips. It was his last job of the night and I think he went home with quite the tickle in his belly. On our end it may be that we just hired Bruce and his gang to work on our basement.

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