Saturday, May 2, 2009

Understanding why

I always wondered how people could not get things done that they said they would do. The following is not a good excuse, nor one I intend to use in the future, because I am always a person who does what she says she is going to do and gets it done when she says it'll be done. Other people who do not have this philosophy are a big pet peeve of mine, they really rub me the wrong way. I've come to realize in the last few months since we own our own home now and enjoy where we live, its quite easy to just ... be ... and not worry about anything else. Where I used to live I always wanted a mental escape so I was always busy doing something, found plenty of hours in the day for volunteer work or school, or whatever. Now that I enjoy just being here, I can often let an entire weekend day go by and find that I've accomplished pretty much nothing, maybe catching up on tv, knitting, sitting outside. But that's how I like to spend my time and that's OK. I did gain a different perspective on life though and will maybe be able to tolerate "forgetful" people better.

While I was enjoying doing not much of anything today but sitting and eliminating some used up space on my DVR I decided to clean up some laundry. One of our cats likes to lay up in the closet on the shelf. Its her sanctuary from the other cats when they pester her, she's a people-cat, not a cat-cat. She had knocked some clothing down on the floor in the closet. When I went to pick it up, I noticed it was damp. Our bedroom is in the finished basement ... obviously not finished enough. There was no leak, I think its just water seeping up through the foundation. I was complaining that the basement room smelled damp and stinky, but thought it was just because ... well it is a basement. Now I know why it smelled. I got everything out of the bottom of the closet before any damage was done and sprayed a diluted bleach/water mixture on the carpet and baseboards and put a fan down there to air it out. I am hoping this doesn't become a real problem. I did notice old water damage on the baseboards in that corner, but didn't think much of it. Ahhh the joys of owning a home, LOL!

Here are some actual joys of owning a home:

Everything is turning green here and we can sit on the deck and watch the birds come to the feeders. We have a lot of plants popping up in the yard that we are waiting to find out what they are, can't tell just yet.

I picked up a real MP3 player yesterday. I had a freebie one that was an employee gift and told myself if I used it enough I could justify the purchase of a nice one. Well I used it all the time and I went to and downloaded an audio book and it wouldn't play it because it couldn't read the protected format, so that really made me want to go buy one! I sat on the deck this afternoon soaking up some sun listening to an audio book and it was great. I don't enjoy knitting outside too much if I need to refer to a pattern, inevitably, even if its not windy there's a breeze that blows the papers around, so I took my MP3 player out there instead.

1 comment:

Anita said...

Oh yes, the joys of owning a home. :)

Don't worry, the good stuff outweighs the bad. Even though sometimes you feel overwhelmed.