Saturday, February 27, 2021

Working My Puzzle

  Memorable Automobiles from The Past:


I like the round hood on this 1904 National, nice.

For today:

I am stealing borrowing an idea from MA ( I never was much of a puzzle worker, Sherry enjoys them on occasion. I help sometimes and get pleasure, a smile and satisfaction when finding a HARD (any) piece.

Now MA brought life’s puzzle to my mind.  It’s tough to find the right piece anymore; I FIND TOO MANY PIECES that don’t fit.  On our last trip across country we saw new buildings going up everywhere. At times I feel an empty spot, a longing to be back on my own building site.

This is the first house I ever built. I built this entire house by myself with no license!. I couldn't even lift that door now, SHUCKs! My sisters and BIL Dick stopped by to see me. I later built for both of them.

This was under my license, but was actually the first house my son Mark built. He picked the plans and I worked for him on this one. LOL

 I still want to build. But I know those pieces of my life’s puzzle have already been found, placed and are forming the completion of the puzzle of my life.

This year I did not renew my General Contractor’s License. I feel like I am looking for a needed piece of the puzzle and cannot find it. I keep trying, even though I know that part of the puzzle is set and I had the pleasure of using those pieces.

I find things to do here at the NC home. The basement is my place. I have ‘rearranged’ another section. None of this work is needed or required, it is ‘busy’ work I guess.

Funny thing I am able to ‘take my time’ something I am not ‘good at’.  I have two friendly cats that stop by, I stop what I am doing and pet and talk to them. I tell them about their mama Stormy D.

I don’t use noisy tools when they are around, I think their ears may not be able to handle those frequencies or it could be fear, BUT I can actually relax and enjoy that NEW part of my life’s puzzle.

That is a puzzle, because as a rule in my life I have avoided cats, I do love dogs, Growing up dogs and me were NEVER strangers.

Speaking of dogs. My dog bites are healing well. They have not hurt ONE time that is amazing to me. When that sucker took a hunk out of my arm I just knew, this was going to HURT lots and be a long time healing.

I may get back to this 'puzzle of life mystery' again sometimes; but for now, Imma wrap it up.




Mevely317 said...

"It’s tough to find the right piece anymore; I FIND TOO MANY PIECES that don’t fit."
Wow. Even at this 'young age' (bahahaha) I can identify. I've been thinking about this since I read (your post) before going to sleep. Reminds me a little of the old song, "Windmills of My Mind."

Suppose the only thing I can offer us both is don't force anything; let the muse come on her own terms, in her own time.

Happy Sunday!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thanks for the mention of my blog post Never fear Jack, the pieces well all come together. What is meant to be will be one way or another. It's hard to let go sometimes, but we can force what can't be. It will all come together for you. Just wait and see. Glad you are taking it slow and easy there and enjoying the days in N.C. Hopefully it won't be long until you're back in Florida. Making good use of the time we have each day is important !

Dar said...

One day at a time. You are so good at analogies. Comparing life to a puzzle is genius. My puzzle has had a lot of tough pieces here and there but now, as an oldster, pieces are falling into place quite nicely., ha, except for the ones in my neck, head, eyes, ears, hip and is good ~ and blessings abound. There's no line around me yet...........hi to the kitties and so glad you're healing daily.
loven'hugs from up north where it's snowing soooo hard that we cannot see across the field., heck, we can barely make out the barn. Have a great day!!!

Lisa said...

I used to love to work puzzles but never built a house. Looks like you have all your pieces pretty much together.
Glad your dog bites aren't bothering you but I bet you are gonna have a pretty cool scar. You have been bitten by a snake and a dog. I see another book in your future but not a puzzle book. Haha.