Saturday, that was yesterday, I had all day to get this done and to write or blog. Instead, I sat around watching youtube videos until I finally got up and went to the grocery store. I did end up spending 5 hours separating chicken breasts, and veggies, vacuum packing them and placing them into our deep freeze, so it was an accomplishment. What was lacking was a commitment to write fiction or blogging or to reading fiction or craft.
This morning, my wife was vacuuming in our bedroom and the circuit-break blew. I checked and the breaker itself has malfunctioned. This isn’t a tech-blog, but it sucks because it’s Sunday and I don’t have the funds to pay an electrician to fix it. That’s the life of living paycheck to paycheck. This means I’ll have to take my 272lbs self up into the attic to find the short. That’s no fun. It’s well over a hundred degrees up there and we have squirrels. Not that I’m afraid of them, we’ve had raccoons living in our attic before, so I’m not afraid of little squirrels. I’m afraid of falling through the ceiling.
I sit here eating my breakfast having realized I might not be able to restore the power to my bedroom anytime soon. The prospect of no lights or ceiling fan as I sleep is disturbing to me. I rely on the white noise and air movement to put me to sleep. Camping in my own home isn’t on my agenda.
My mother, Aunt, and Mother-in-law will be over between 12:30 and 1 pm for lunch. I’ve had to put off much of what I’d planned this morning in order to try and effect a repair on my home.
When it rains it pours and so it goes that euphemisms abound.
I’ll figure it out, I usually do. There is a lesson in this moment for me that in the past I would have overlooked, and I almost did so now. The lesson is this; Get it done in the here and now while it’s on your mind today and don’t wait. Something is bound to happen to interfere, interrupt or delay you if you put off what you need or want to do today. It’s simple and an age old sage piece of advice. Like so many others, I think some of us have to experience things for ourselves before we “get it”. That’s about emotions, not practicality.