Sometimes when a problem is “out there”, waiting to be solved and yet I do not know how to solve it, perhaps it is not even my problem to solve, I get so restless I can hardly think of anything else. Even when I’ve done whatever I can and resolve to wait patiently, it doesn’t work. I keep thinking and wanting action.
Such was the case this week. Dr. Julia’s vet truck was acting up again and being very unreliable. There has been a lot of discussion about replacing it so she can work without getting stranded, having to borrow a vehicle. This time there was a decision made to swap the offending truck with the husband’s newer and bigger truck. And once all the involved parties were in agreement I wanted to get it done. I was barely able to hold back today while I cleaned the husband’s things out and washed his truck. I took it to get seat covers (what idiot decided white was a good color for the upholstery in a truck?!). I got the tires checked and the warning lights reset. I filled the windshield washer fluid to the full line. I vacuumed and sorted out all the loose change, napkins and register receipts from numerous fast food places (evidently they serve heart healthy items that are on his diet. Yeah….)
And then it seemed I was ready.
I didn’t want to wait until tomorrow.
I decided to make the trip right away and it surprised me that I could not wait..
Whereas I am often very patient, I am not at all that way in this kind of situation. I feel impulsive and a bit out of control. Maybe it’s because I am still a parent and want very much to help even though my adult child is very capable of handling this situation herself.
So, four hours later, I am in Jacksonville having made the trip safely with the help of a MacDonald’s coffee stop. I’m hoping to be able to rest now because there will be a lot to do tomorrow. As usual, just sayin’…