I am taking a leaf out of Kelly's book and setting myself something new to do each week in 2011. I am going to post about it each week on Saturday. I won't be doing this in any particular order, and will add the link to the post when it is complete. If I don't manage to acheive everything on the list, (highly likely) I will donate $5 for everything I missed to Oxfam for all the amazing work they do. So here goes...
I wrote a post about our little possum friend towards the end of last year. She moved in, had a baby and got cozy in our roof. One of the worst house guests ever: Woke us at night with her comings and goings and slept all day (a constant reminder of my own sleeplessness).
But when she started having suitors come past to 'woo' her. And when there were two potentials who fought with a narky squeal at 10pm every night. Let's just say, the Mum and her bub had to go.
The night before we went to Fiji, the Geege and I had a chat about our little house guests. It went something like this.
Me: They have got to go. Can you please plug the entry point once they have left for the night?
Him: It is too slippery with all the rain. I can't do it. I might slip and fall.
Me: Well, can I call in the possum guy and get him to do it?
Him: They cost an arm and a leg and really, I could do it.
Me: But you said you can't.
Him: Oh all right. Get the guy.
A green light. End of conversation.
Two days after we got back from Fiji, I heard our little friend and it reminded me to call the Guy. I had an hilariously funny conversation with the Guy about the habits of our squatters (he sure loved his job!)
He had to get his local mate to call me the next day to book it. I asked the cost. '$250' he said. Gulp.
I informed the Geege that I had called the Guy.
Me: He is calling tomorrow to book the job.
Him: Oh good.
Me: It is going to cost $250.
Him: What? That is crazy. We're not getting him. * leaves room and goes straight up the ladder onto the rood for preparation work for operation 'get rid of the possums'*.
Six hours later, the possum hole was blocked.
That is one way to get him moving!
Does your Mr-fix-it need some extra nudging from time to time?