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Blinking and seeing the house differently.

by _Miracle on September 13, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Changing entire configurations in my mind like the frames in a view master (remember those?).

I used to do that all the time with just about any house “I met”.
I have been living here for some time and have learned to do what I can do with what I’ve got. .. Mainly paint, hand-tools, a dying drill-driver and tape…pick a tape any tape (mostly electrical and duct).
I let a friend borrow my drill and he asked if I wanted power tools for my birthday?

He said he almost bought me a set (but knows how picky I am about tools)…I would have been grateful. I was picky about tools when I had almost 2 of everything. Now? I feel the Tim Taylor home improvement grunt rising higher in my ...agh...argh...AR ar...

Sometimes I feel like a monkey using a coconut trying to keep this house functioning.

My mind got all giddy, greedy and wild for a moment and I dreamed of the tool shed I’d build first…


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