Thursday, June 13, 2019

Three things - a good day

Three things I did yesterday:


:: freak out when I heard T. on the phone saying 'we will be there in 30 minutes'. We had to go to the house because they were digging out the cesspit. It's a 30-minute drive, so that could work. But I had to pack food and water for the day, I was about to make breakfast, I had to make the bed, tidy the room, write a column (that's paid work, so kind of important) and... well, you get the drift.
I took a deep breath (okay, and some valerian) and started doing what I had to do. Made breakfast, packed lunch and water, tried to ignore the rest.
It took me the whole day to realize that I shouldn't have panicked. Eat lunch for breakfast (lunch doesn't need to be cooked), go out for lunch. Just pack water and let the rest be. Oh well, sometimes life gets a bit overwhelming and then I can't think straight. I'm learning to accept that, but I also hope to remember this lesson when something like this happens again (I'm sure it will).

We arrived only 20 minutes late, which is totally acceptable around here, and found they were almost done already.
Next week they'll start to build the walls for the pit and then we will have indoor plumbing! (no running water yet, though, but we hope that will be connected this month too)


:: decide to take it easy for the rest of the day, so I sat on the porch and did some knitting. Yes, of course, I brought my knitting.  In fact, when the phone call came, I was packing my knitting for the day. First things first, you know. Priorities.
I spend the morning and part of the afternoon knitting on the porch (with that fantastic view) and then all was well with the world again. Especially when I realized that this really is my home now and within a few months I'll spend all my knitting hours there.
We also brought our laptops and I managed to write next week's column and then I felt up to sweeping the attic. I had been ignoring that part of the house because the bats used to live there, but it seems they moved out permanently. It felt good to do the sweeping and then I moved on to putting stuff away and tidying up a bit. It's time I start treating the house as my home instead of a renovation project.


:: visit friends for 'rum night'. Which is always fun when you're the only one drinking water ;-)
No, it really was fun. Good people, good talks. And they have a fantastic view too.

I guess it was a good day after all.

Linking up to Carole's Three on Thursday

8 comments:

  1. The photos... stunning! And, I think I would join you on "rum night" with water! :)

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  2. Beautiful shots - I'd love to join you on your porch for some knitting...and rum night sounds very good to me (mojitos anyone?).

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    1. You're welcome to join me ;-) How fun it would be to have a knitting party at my porch! I may even consider serving some mojitos.

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  3. Porch knitting with that view And rum night! What's not to love?

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  4. I don't like to rush around like that but you did an amazing job (packing food and water for the day!). Love your photos!

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    1. Thank you! Packing food and water is becoming part of my routine quickly now. But I can't wait until we don't have to bring all those stuff with us.

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