life · whatever!

Thursday, thoughts…

The last two days have been somewhat frustrating. Nothing major or earth-shattering, but a pain in the butt stuff. You know what I mean. Things that need to be done, and that need someone who knows how to do them. Fortunately, I know a dandy handyman I can call.

#1 to do was to fix the garbage disposal. Seems it can’t be fixed and I need a new one. It has been broken for months and I have gotten along fine without it so I will remain disposal-less.

#2 thing. One day the dishwasher made a clunking noise and stopped working. Dandy Handy doesn’t fix dishwashers, he suggested I get a new one. It’s just me and the cats, so not a lot of dishes need to be washed, but I will be getting a new dishwasher. I don’t know when but it will be in the not-too-distant future.

#3 thing. The screen door on my balcony needed to be replaced. Dandy Handy came and measured, then went to Lowes to get the door. A couple of hours later, he came back and installed the door. Easy-peasy! But the piece of molding he got to replace the damaged one under the door wasn’t right, so he had to go back to Lowes and get the right thing. Of course, by then it was late afternoon, so he said he would be back tomorrow, which is now today.

He said he would be here in the morning, and he was. It was 11:30 when he got here, so officially still morning. He glued the molding down and put bricks on it to make sure it would stay in place until the glue dries. He will come tomorrow to get the bricks and to get paid for the work.

I like Dandy Handy, and I am always happy with the work he does.
But I hope I don’t need his help again for a while.

happiness · life

Monday, musings…

“Happiness consists not in having much,
but being content with little.”
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

Photo by Matthew Larkin on Unsplash

When I was young, there was always something I didn’t have that I wanted. And there was never enough of anything. I was sure that I would be happy if only I had whatever it was that I didn’t have. Needless to say, I always wanted more of what I had, and there was always something I didn’t have that I wanted. I was never happy.

What a waste of time.

Now that I am older, I realize that having what I need is a gift and not having what I want isn’t all that important. Learning this little bit of wisdom made happiness happen. Oh, I still dream about things I would like to have but not having them is no longer a nightmare.

It is amazing how simple life can be.