Turns out, I was totally doing it all wrong. My kick, especially, totally off. I know this because when I did it like he told me, I felt it big time all across my abdomen and my feet did not cramp up like they do when I did it my way. He told me what to do with my arms, how and when to breathe, that my posture was very important and how to keep it correct. And... he's going to write down a workout schedule just for me and have it for me tomorrow. He said to give it 3 or 4 months and then we'd have another lesson. Perfecto!!! Seriously. I was just delighted. I am so glad I found swimming.
I got the electronic refund of the money I sent to the electrician. Then I got an email directly from him (the other had been from his bookkeeper). He said that he was sorry he had not warned me of the price but he has to charge that much to keep his business up.
I replied that I had no problem with his charges. He's free to charge whatever he wants. But, I had hired him because the fix was to work he had done and I kind of thought of him as a friend. But, I noted that a friend would have pointed out the option of my being able to get the same work done for 1/3rd the price.
I'm done with the whole thing. It's an expensive lesson but what the heck today is all about lessons!
I got all my Flickr pictures in one place and now it's time to organize. The ones I brought over were from 2005 and earlier! It's fun to go back and see them. I'm going to enjoy my organize project.
Someone left about 24 cans of Fancy Feast on the free shelf in the garage. I'm going to have to teach Betty how to write a thank you note.