One of the joys of living in an old home is all the maintenance, replacement and just general care it needs. I’m so lucky to have a handy husband who takes on a lot of these “TCB” Tasks (as I call them, because I love Elvis and Elvis loves TCB).
The most recent TCB task that JT took on was installing new outlets all throughout the living room. The old ones were a hodge podge of colors, styles and various layers (layers!) of paint — probably not the safest thing to be plugging into. Plus, they get loosened up and the plugs don’t always stay in them . . . it can make for a weird seance-like episode when your light fixture decides to turn itself off and then on again whenever it likes.
Today is also JT’s birthday – my man is getting older. I wanted to take a chance and so very publicly tell him what an amazing husband he is. He takes on all my crazy rearranging and new/old furniture buying projects without hesitation. He loves and supports me every day. He makes me laugh. He changes outlets. He has been by my side for this crazy journey since the day we met when we were seventeen and I hope to be by his side for at least seventy more years. Happy birthday husband!
It’s also JT’s brother’s birthday — by some cosmic, karmic twist of fate they were born on the same day exactly 10 years apart. Growing up with only sisters, Shane is the brother I never had and didn’t think I would ever get. Happy birthday Shane! (He changes outlets too, just at a different house but like JT he’s also taken ladies – step back!)
(PS — The JT and me picture came from this weekend’s Webster Grooves – a retro-soul festival in Webster Groves. We came for JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound and they were awesome. You should check out their new single here. JT found this band for your listening pleasure, another reason why he’s amazing.)