I've left myself very little time to write my end of week note.
I'm glad you're all home, and I'm sure your mother is as well.
I got even stupider as the week moved on. I think I left the office shortly before three this morning. I got a lot of little things done. I finished cleaning the brass from my door and put the knobs back up. I need a new cylinder, but Lowe's doesn't have them. I'm thinking that's either Amazon or eBay. I lost a screw, which annoys me: I'd had them all together, and one is gone, and that's bad, or I say so.
We met with three people today, two potential clients, one current. One we're taking, the one who is already Maria's, I'm not sure I want. There's a $25,000 policy, and we've told her exhaustively that that is the best she'll do, and she keeps wanting to look for more. I told her flat out that if this goes to litigation, I'm not interested.
The plumber came again today and did some good work. I like him. We're a pain in each other's asses, but we amuse each other. We're working on a tool. I just had an idea to accomplish a certain task his son did dangerously today.
I did a lot of shopping this week. I got better and better at letting it get simpler and simpler. I bought some toys, but even that I should do more intentionally. If I get on to shop, I should get to the buy button as quickly as possible. I like to shop, but I'm wasting too much time there.
Craig's List, on the other hand, is fun to just browse and imagine. I look at boats and cars and farm equipment, and trucks and tools, but don't find myself kicking myself too much when stuff gets bought away from me. Who is to say the next guy won't have even more pleasure than I would have. Or enjoy it more.
I keep getting touched by how miraculous our modern world is. Our trucks are travelling at speeds that would have been world records around a hundred years ago. Our cars can go thousands of miles without any tinkering. And the whole world is full of that type of coordinated human effort.
And I don't get the haters in the face of that.
The world is amazing, what we’ve created is amazing, and it is beautiful.
So much in fact that we forget to appreciate it, yesterday night I was standing in a cloud watching the sky pass by and yet no-one understood, because no one looked up.
Good to hear that you too can appreciate what is around us, for when something wonderful becomes common we forget how amazing it truly is.
Happiness and goodness and love and successes, for even the ability to understand these words is something should not be taken for granted