Grump Central Archive: Week of 26 May 2019
Saturday, 1 June 2019
Limping along with a balky computer feels as though I have a broken leg.
Friday, 31 May 2019
Computer woes have struck. If I miss a post or two over the next few days, don't be alarmed.
Thursday, 30 May 2019
June is almost here, and aspects of the house are tantalizingly "real"—far enough along that I can envision it done, yet actually being done seems almost infinitely far away, as if I can never move fast enough to get there.
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
The weather continues to be wet and wacky. More than a few times in the last week or so, it was pouring rain while the sun was shining.
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
The Mountain Laurels are blooming. When I first moved here, they started to peak around 6 June; this year, they're going to be a week early.
Monday, 27 May 2019
Sometimes I find it helpful to look back and remind myself how far I've come, especially when I'm not feeling good about my current station in life. Minor progress: I did the water system chlorine shock treatment yesterday. Now I need to schedule another water test in a few days.
Sunday, 26 May 2019
One year ago today things were looking pretty grim: the uninhabitable house had seen virtually zero progress for close to three years, and I was driving a 12-year-old rust bucket about to collapse any minute. How things have turned around! And yet, I can't help but feel I've taken three steps forward and two steps back. It's difficult to articulate, but I still have a vague, inescapable sense of defeat.
Lesson for the day: Don't leave the garage door open. Wildlife will enter. Yesterday I was surprised by a little toad hopping through the living room! I had to carefully escort him back outside—the poor little guy must have been terrified! Where the hell am I?
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