December 5, 2018, Prescott-
Whilst on the exercise bike, this evening, I glimpsed a segment of “Property Brothers”, in which the men were called to rehabilitate a house that was ravaged by carpenter ants, mold and shoddy original construction. They made the restoration happen, with a tight team effort and more money spent than planned.
Life is that way, for so many of us. We take up the slack for others, and ask for more money in the process. Some of that money doesn’t get repaid on the lender’s schedule and some lenders raise the roof. Some of the shoddy workmanship causes more trouble than it’s worth, and the fixers walk away.
I thought about my own life. A month from now, small debts will have been repaid. A couple of sidetracks will have been calmly brought to an end, with thanks said to the good souls involved. I will be on track to visit my little family, in Korea. My schedule in 2019, outside of work, will otherwise be pretty much open, otherwise,.
The prime mission I have is to set things right- with any loved one who has misunderstood my absences, silences or abrupt changes of plans, over the past few years, but especially this year. Some of that will happen next week, and the rest will follow.
For the next several days, I will focus on a variety of things, in the nineteen days leading up to, and including, Christmas. The first of these is desert-grown shrimp.