A keeper

Mr. Aitch is semi-retired.  He retired from a 34-year teaching career in 2008.  He’s semi-retired as he has two part-time jobs.  He works at a retail store two days a week and is also the choir director at his church.

When I come home from work, the dishes are washed.  He even washes my breakfast dishes that I leave for him.

It’s so nice to come home to an empty sink.

It wasn’t always like this.  When the kids were still at home, I would come home to a sink full of dishes in the summer when they were all home from school.  The kids have been out of the house for a few years.  The clean sink is  just a new perk since 2008.

Before I went to work this past Tuesday, I set out a frozen roast on the counter.  I emailed Mr. Aitch (from work) asking him if he saw the roast as I was waiting for him to call or email me asking what to do with it.  He saw it when he made his morning coffee and put it in the oven with the usual veggies.  He saved the last email I sent him with the directions so I wouldn’t have to send them to him yet again.

Dinner was ready and waiting when I got home from work on Tuesday.

The house smelled so good.

This morning I got out the Crock-Pot, the cutting board and knife, and a can of diced tomatoes.  I put a bag for frozen mixed veggies on top of the leftover roast in the refrigerator.  Unfortunately I didn’t have time to get anything in the Crock-Pot before I left for work.

Yep, that’s what my Crock-Pot looks like.  One of the originals.

I was very busy at work today and finally had time to call Mr. Aitch around 1:00 to ask if he needed any directions on making beef and veggie soup from the leftover roast he fixed on Tuesday.  Nope.  He had it under control.

The house smelled so good when I got home.

I think I’ll keep him.

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