Grump Central Archive: Week of 16 August 2020


Saturday, 22 August 2020

I've done enough. I've been taking stock of my life recently, and have come to the conclusion that my accomplishments have been more than satisfying, in terms of both quality and quantity. Indeed, I'd not imagined having had such an exciting, fulfilling life overall. Sure, there were more than a few dark spots, and there are a number of things I'd like to have done. But in the grand scheme of things, I have no regrets, and the unexpected positive experiences I've enjoyed—particularly my unfinished masterwork—compensate for those opportunities I might have missed. And I absolutely refuse to play the "if I had it to do over" game: it's a frustrating, pointless, dead-end exercise.

Not long ago, a close friend talked me into making a "bucket list." I'd never had one (never saw the point), and shortly after I made it, I deleted it. With the exception of the limitations imposed by the pandemic, I'm fine with where I am, and I'm at peace with my life and everyone in it. That in itself is a rare gift, I believe. I'll willingly go quietly into the night—and soon, I pray, before that unremitting demon known as depression, already threatening to overtake me, robs me of what little remaining dignity I yet possess.


Friday, 21 August 2020

The sun came out to play for a while yesterday, and it left a parting kiss on this tree.


Thursday, 20 August 2020

Back to cloudy today, with a brief shower. A year ago today I was busy hanging doors and doing laundry.


Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Actually got to enjoy some sunshine yesterday, the first time in quite a while. Here's a view of the house that was impossible before the camper was moved.


Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Strange to think a year ago today I was working on the shower, and in fact it wouldn't be done until October. To me, now, it seems like I've always had it.


Monday, 17 August 2020

Another rainy day yesterday. I know it'll be sunny again someday, but it's been so long. The little periodic waterway at the bottom of the ravine where all of the rainwater from the gutters goes is getting deeper and more permanent-looking by the day—not that it's a problem, mind...


Sunday, 16 August 2020

Not much going on. Doing a little modeling, and that's about it.

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