When we arrived here I told everyone who would listen, this was a hard landing. I have now fixed the awning pull that broke. I also have had to replace the electrical connections because the breaker kept kicking.
Yesterday the commode flushing return spring broke. It is still useable, we didn’t have to get the ‘chamber’ out. LOL.
The latest? We had a heavy rain for a couple hours, I would imagine 2” fell. That developed a leak in the bedroom. It did a big soaking of our ‘Sleep-sack’. That is like a double sleeping bag which lays on top of our made up bed and makes ‘bed making’ a breeze (even for a man).
So out into the rain to get my trusty Milwaukee Screw Gun. Then using the jacks tilt the coach to allow the rain to run off faster.
Now, I must say this, I DO NOT MIND working in the bedroom of a beautiful lady when she is dressed (or undressed) for bed. It does slow down the job, but it makes it much more pleasant. (Yeah I admit it, beautiful bodies are great gifts of God, this one is for me to enjoy.)
I got the leak fixed. Sheets dried, Bed sack dried, Sherry went to sleep and I am happy it was no worse. If it has been worse we would have just opened the couch and slept in the living room and taken care of everything the next day.
It has taken some time, but I have slowly gotten to the place where I don’t look at every problem as a catastrophe. I am still short tempered at times and there are times I want to yell some real bad words, but don’t. I wish I could have known what I know, at 30 years of age, don’t you?
Let me tell you about William Pressley. I always asked him how Elvis was doing. His answer was ‘He is doing great but this playing dead is getting to him.’ (of course they were no kin).
William was my dry wall man. He worked alone and always did a very good job. One morning he called and said, “Mr. Darnell, I know you need that job done but I have an emergency today, I will get it first thing in the morning.”
I did WANT the job done that day, and back then I was very frustrated, but an emergency is an emergency. I did not ask what.
I called around, did some rescheduling. Then I was okay, UNTIL 3:30 THAT AFTERNOON. William came driving up to my house, towing his Bass boat. I was outside and met him getting out of the truck.
“Mr. Darnell, I know I lied to you, but you have got to see this.” Back at the boat, from the live well he pulled a 14lb large mouth Bass, it was a beauty. William apologized profusely, by then I was okay, even laughed with him.
As he drove off, promising to get my job first thing, and I knew he would, I thought, ‘why can’t I do that?’ Take life that easy. I don’t plan to lie to anyone, I don’t need to, but I am learning to not take life so serious.
Thanks for coming this way.
I offered my opponents a deal: "if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them".
~Adlai Stevenson campaign speech1952..
It didn’t seem to help him, Ike still won.
1979 Fire Bird by Pontiac…