Monday, March 19, 2012
Sometimes all that effort pays off. My leaking roof has been replaced and my Insurance Company is paying for it. Which they SHOULD, since its degradation was weather related. Well, this 'should' turned into 'could' turned into 'would' from the Insurance Co., after a lot of effort. To celebrate my handsome new roof, I just climbed up and drank a beer up there in its honor. Lovely view.
I sometimes get tired maintaining my own home, until I realize how many people would give their eye teeth for my situation. So no complaints here. Even the memory of having a man pitch in, doing the 'guy stuff', has faded. This woman does the 'guy stuff' pretty well. However, you can be sure that the man who offers to pitch in will win my heart.
Finally, after nearly seven years of widowhood, I'm beginning to sort twentyfive years of flotsam in my garage. I'm figuring out the destination of a few parts. The garden cart waiting for new wheels has them now. Just took a few hours. This garage may even be useful soon, instead of something I bolt through on my way into the house. If I'm really ambitious I'll put hooks in to hang shovels and rakes and pruning tools. No promises.
The anniversary of his death is next month. Maybe it's spring fever, or maybe it's the new roof, but I feel the tidal pull of regeneration. I'm very happy.