It rained all day today. It’s still raining now. I don’t like when it’s also windy because it blows the water under my umbrella, rendering my battle to keep it above me futile. I was drenched by the time I finished my Meals on Wheels route. My last stop is inside an apartment complex with long hallways to reach each unit. I’ve gotten lost in this odd complex more than once. I suspect it used to be two buildings, and they later built a lobby in between, connecting them. I have to remember which side for each unit because there are two apartments with the same number on each floor. The division is only noticeable on the ground floor.
All three of my clients have made a habit of meeting me in the lobby for about a month now. I have a hard time keeping my giggles inside during that stop because I imagine they underestimate my intelligence based on my building navigation skills. (Or the lack thereof.) I don’t know why it amuses me so much when people underestimate me. I don’t lift a finger to dissuade misguided estimations because I can’t imagine a scenario where being more capable than expected is a con (for me).
I need to work out a few bugs in my delivering. I don’t pull into people’s driveways, I park on the street. This is because I can’t drive backward (well). Backing out of that many driveways in a 90-minute window is statistically unwise. In fact, based on my current record, it’s likely it would result in no less than four incidents a week. By incidents, I mean me spontaneously rearranging the front yard landscaping by lurching and braking every five feet until I go over the curb and hit the street again. (And that’s practically a best case scenario.) Sigh. I do much better driving forward. I think it’ll be easier to work out the kinks when the weather acts right.
I’m going to look into volunteering for Habitat for Humanity soon. I don’t know how to build a house, but I can use a hammer. I need more physical labor in my life. I love how it makes me feel, and it’s probably the best option for my insomnia. (I won’t take prescription sleep meds.) My body sleeps when it needs it badly enough. I’d just prefer feeling more rested than what around three hours a night provide. I’m convinced I’d act more like a morning person if I got up in the afternoon. I’m off to read.