Sunday, October 4, 2009

My Nemesis

The gate. This is my nemesis. Here is the little dance I have to do with the gate every time I leave or come home.
Drive up to gate.
Stop Car,
Get out of car,
Open gate,
Put brick in front of gate to hold it open,
Drive through gate,
Stop Car,
Get out of car,
Close gate,
Get back in car,
Drive off.
It is irritating on a regular basis, but when it rains, it is down right infuriating. I have to plan what I wear based on the rain. I can't wear pants after it rains because the bottoms drag on the ground, and they get ruined. Plus, I have to keep a pair of crocs in my car when it rains to open the gate because the mud messes up my work shoes. So this week it looks like I will be in skirts everyday because it has been raining her non stop. Some days, P will wake up early and run out to open the gate for me on my way to work, and that is such a great treat!
I sometimes think that I give that gate too much power. Some days, I am just miffed by it, but other days, I get so annoyed. So think of me tomorrow at 6:25 A.M. as I will be doing my little dance with the gate.
P.S. Please know that I write this with a little wink wink, a little tongue and cheek. I realize how blessed I am that I have a car that runs, a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and food in the fridge. I am blessed beyond belief, beyond what I deserve.


Anonymous said...

I'm with you. that sounds like a major pain. We have some friends that have LOOOOOOOTS of money and they live in a gated community. They press some code to get in. ugh. give me a break!

A Friend Across the Miles said...

You could just do that whole routine 5000 times for a good core workout. Might work. Except you might die of boredom or frustration first. That's a toughy...

Simplelivin' said...

That just sounds downright frustrating. Do you need to have a gate? Could you just close it at night? Camie has a good does sound like a good workout :-)

Anonymous said...

OMG I would sue!

Jessie said...

wow, that sounds sooo annoying!!

Just found your blog today and really like the set up!

underthebigbluesky said...

just visiting, but just have to say no matter how many blessings we might have, it's still okay to whine. got to! and yes, that is a total pain, now i feel blessed i just get to pull right out of my driveway!