June 14, 2021
Today I discovered more damage the contractors did when installing the new bathroom tile: six nail pops and a two-inch gash in the wall of the adjoining bedroom. Yes, I’m looking at you, Case Design. WTF? It may be simple for them to fix, but the hassle it causes me is not simple, moving stuff out of the way for them to fix and then dealing with the drywall and putty dust that flies everywhere when they sand it down before painting (in the shades, the carpet, the light fixtures and fan), not to mention the time it takes me to deal with it all. Next time I will consider other bids for remodeling work. Here’s hoping we don’t run into similar issues when they start the basement and master bath. They are lucky I’m calm about this—calm but firm.
My big outing today was Home Depot, Safeway, Walgreens, the gas station, and a friend’s house to drop off some kale. Better than nothing, but I find myself getting busier again after the ankle slowed me down for a few weeks. I’m still booted but hoping to get a reprieve when I visit the foot doc on Thursday. My little mind is telling me to get back to work, “Look at all this stuff you need to get done.” My bigger spirit is responding with, “Do you want me to injure the other ankle? That will force you to chill.” Wagers on which will win? (No, I’m not taking bets, but the alliteration was worth writing.)
Deborah Voll, from Calm the Chaos, interviewed me tonight for her podcast of the same name about my forthcoming book (DIY Solo Retreats). She interviewed me a few months ago about The Value of Your Soul. Stay tuned for the recording after this new book is published in early July. She’s always fun to talk to, and I love that we’ve connected.
In addition to new friends, happiness is a picking a bowl of fresh blueberries from your own blueberry bush first thing in the morning.
Fresh blueberries! Yum.