For the past couple of weeks I have been basking in the wonders of grandpa heaven. A new grandchild just gladdens your heart, lifts your spirits. I am a lucky man and the world is so good.
I am still working on my renovations in the basement. Yeah, I know it seems to be taking forever to get this completed. Well that is because I work at “Bill”speed. It seems I have a couple of hours each morning that I can poke away at it. (Bill speed 2 minutes of actually doing something followed by 5 minutes of sitting huffing and puffing) but I am getting it done. Had a bit of a opp yesterday, I “discovered” that an electric drill will yes drill a hole through wood but not only that it will easily drill right into your thumb. I am going to have to do a post on this neuropathy thing. I did take just a small bit out of my thumb, now wouldn’t you think that would hurt but I didn’t even realize it had happened until I noticed the blood on the floor. Oh, wait maybe that is because I am such a tough macho guy. lol.
I have been asked: “why are you doing this? You are converting your computer room/library together with a huge storage area into what in the future could be used as a nice bedroom. You don’t need the 4th bedroom so why exert yourself doing all of this?
Well there are a couple of reasons. Finishing it off as I am and installing the additional bedroom should increase the resale value of the home in the future. I am looking ahead, Vi wants to stay in the home after I am gone and that is fine. But, at some point it will come up for sale. What I am trying to do now will benefit her in the future.
But, then there is another big reason, I am doing it because I can. I know how to do all this stuff, progress it painfully slow but I am getting there.I have come to realize life itself is but a continual ongoing series of baby steps journeying down the highway of life. That is what life is a continual series of steps towards our common ultimate goal. Think about it from the very moment we are born we begin the journey that will ultimately end in the same way for us all. What counts is what we do while on that journey.l Life is not always easy but it is so worth it.
There are times while on our earthly journey that what can seem like over whelming monumental tasks or issues can come up before us. They can stop us in our tracks but usually not or at least not for long. Some how those tentative baby steps take us through it. I my case it is often in spite of myself.
For me and the renovation project, it may be with baby steps but I am getting there. It would be easy to become over whelmed by the sheer size of what I am trying to do. I have to remember even the smallest baby steps are moving in the right direction. I have come to realize and appreciate even if I only get one nail driven in a particular day, I did accomplish something moving me one step forward. That is all we can do in life
Amen to that. It doesn’t matter how far away you are from where you want to be, if you concentrate on each step it’s amazing how far you can get without really realising it.
We have a big old house and when we moved in it needed painting. McOther only had an hour or so to spare each night but he painted a little piece each day and it was amazing how quickly the entire thing was finished.
Hi Bill .. Grandpa did it .. that’s fantastic that you keep going and are positive for one and all … I’m sure your little one delights you and Vi … that thumb sounds a little uncomfortable – good story though ..
Look after yourself – cheers to you both – Hilary
One of the most important aspects of life is to LIVE! Well done, Bill.
Bill, your determination to work at the task at hand has inspired me. There are so many things I have listed on my to do list…..but there is always tormorrow. Well that’s what I tell myself, I think I will start today instead. Hope your thumb is better. Take care.
Wow……you’re tooling right along, buddy!
Good for you.
Determination and perseverance wins! (which means YOU win!)