Sorry. Not a pretty picture to start with. But this will help to illustrate my experience of early today. One of the tasks I wanted to accomplish before closing on the house was to have the air conditioner unit serviced. I dreaded doing this and kept on postponing it until almost the last moment. Why? For the same reason all of us do procrastinate. We think it is going to be harder, almost impossible, and who knows what problems the subject of our procrastination will introduce into our lives.
I called the company. So today this very nice older fellow, isn’t that something. Most of the people around me or in my life are “older fellows or older chicks.” Let’s continue. Why is that. I guess I am not a young chick any longer.
All right. To the point. So there he is working very early to avoid the heat wave we are confronting in these days. I asked him to be extra careful not to make too much noise. It was before 8 am and one of my unwritten rules is to try to be kind to others. So there he goes, Mr. Fix-it guy. He turned on the faucet on the side of the house that has never been used, and there I hear a very strange noise. I thought, what the heck is going on. Now I may have a new problem. I went out to check on this newly acquired melody and he told me he was cleaning the coils. Not a big deal. I am thinking…yeah, right!
Then he comes inside, goes upstairs to check on the furnace department and I am praying to the Heavens that the man doesn’t come through the ceiling of my living room. Here I am, Miss Positivity herself in person. It is easier said than done.
Then…he goes into his truck, stays there for a while, and I am thinking…how much is going to be the hit. He comes inside…surprise! Just the charge for checking/servicing the unit. Everything is pretty “cool” with the unit. Another thing to be grateful for. One thing off my list and I am a bit relieved about having met an honest Mr. Fix-it guy.
The wheels of progress continue with their movement…down they come and then into a box. Little by little. It’s a zinch by the inch. Ron’s favorite. Don’t have a confirmed place to move to yet, but the moving truck is scheduled and so is everything else. I am rolling down I-95 South even if my next residence will be the Atlantic Ocean. I am not stopping now. Look out Key West, you may have a surprise visitor. Hope not.
So it was today, 28 June, 2011…a day of a pleasant surprise…motivating me not to procrastinate too much…and packing my stuff.
Your Happy Contessa
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll, English author, mathematician, logician, photographer. Best known for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” 27 January, 1832 – 14 January, 1898.