Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Email

Being that Doc H was on-call this weekend, I was prepared to tackle the weekend activities solo. 

Saturday went fine. I visited family, shopped and Doc H and I even made it out to dinner... together!

I was quite content.

Sunday rolled around and as I do from time to time, I went house hunting online. Per Doc H's encouragement, I shop for my dream house as encouragement and motivation to keep punching away at our company. According to him, since I'm working solely on stock options with no salary, it's good for us to have a visual goal. 

My goal is a house twice our current 1800 square foot home with a barn. 

But, because we live in a high cost of living area, it's purely a pipe dream. Whatever. It's always good to aim high, right?

For the first time in months, I found a house that excited me and it was being held open! I decided to go take a look while he was working. As I planned out my day in my head, I decided I would email Doc H the link to the virtual tour and ask him if I should wait for him on the very off chance he could accompany me to the open house.

Do you feel where I'm going with this?

He emailed me back right away; so fast, I'm sure he didn't even check out the link I sent him. He replied, "I have to operate so go ahead without me". Note the lack of punctuation. That is a clear indication of his level of busy. 

All of the sudden, I didn't want to go see the house alone. One email, and I went from being excited to look at the home, to thinking a solo tour of the home would underscore the fact that I was ALONE. 

So, I didn't go.

I spent the afternoon at home... typing out this post... while eating chocolate.... while thinking I should start swimming for exercise.... tomorrow.



  1. I'm sorry that you were alone. I have been feeling that a lot lately... But today I was so very glad that my husband is an M.D. with M.D. friens when our 6 mo son broke out in hives after trying sherbet at a restaurant. He was perfectly fine after an hour but I would not have known to be so concerned or what to do... anything...sometimes it handy.... And even if they dont know what to do...someone they know does. Maybe you should grab a latte and go visit the house anyway tomorrow just to enjoy the day even if it is alone... Why regret not going just because of his job?

  2. Agreed with Hillary. Also, swimming is an excellent exercise.

  3. I'm with you. When DrH is gone, I don't want to do anything. He's been moonlighting for the past eight months, and our family life has suffered. I intend to do more now that summer has hit. Maybe that house will be open next week!

  4. Oh, I was just getting excited for/with you and then..... I hate when that happens. Please go by the house to look. Years ago I started a dream board, not one online, but one that I could look at every day. I say started because it never got the hanging and looking part (I get stuck in the details), but I am thinking on making one again. We all need something to help keep us focused, regardless of what it is, a visual reminder is a nice tool. I am sorry you were feeling alone that day. Some days we are stronger than others. Hugs.

  5. Dammit! Now I want chocolate but we have not junk food in the house because we're trying to be good. We're thinking he opposite on house size. We want to go smaller, especially after the kids are gone.

  6. You should have gone to the Open House! I've been in that situation more times than I can remember. Let your hubby live vicariously through you! Let him see the excitement in your eyes.


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