Friday, February 17, 2017

Be here now

Today, I was on a mission.  The bathroom leak was fixed, the floor was dry, I had the full day with no appointments on my calendar. My bathroom would be back to normal very soon.

Before I began slinging tile glue, I decided to place the tile on the floor to ensure I'd calculated right. It took only a few minutes to confirm, I was a few tiles short a bathroom floor.

As I stood there cussin' under my breath, the old saying flitted across my mind: "There are three kinds of people in this world. Those that can count, and those who can't." It only took a moment to figure out which category I fell into.

I kissed the missus and a moment later I was headed to the hardware store to buy more tile.

Collecting more than enough tiles to complete the job, I headed home. My mind was calculating angles, and trimming tile when I came to a stop sign not far from my house.

Standing there was a beautiful bare tree. The road sign and power wires were distracting, but that tree stood tall against a winter sky. Pulling the phone from my pocket, I snapped a picture through the windshield.

It was a little reminder that it's always better to "be here now."


11 comments:

  1. I've only done one small tile job and it turned out pretty well which was a miracle. I would not even try a whole floor.

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  2. I think some things should be left to professionals!!

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  3. I agree! Always best to live in the present moment. That tree in your picture is beautiful!

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  4. What fishducky said
    Lisa

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  5. I admire you for tackling such a job. I'm too critical of my own work to attempt anything similar.

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  6. Wonderful image! The word 'resolute' comes to mind.

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  7. You got her done... that's what count. We all learn best by making mistakes. A snapshot of your tile floor would have resonated well with me.
    Have a great weekend. My little great granddaughter was born this morning. I'm happy.
    Hugs, Julia

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  8. Good thing you could get more tile. It all worked out.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. That tree has a beautiful character.

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  10. I always say that there's no such thing as a small project. Way to tackle this one! I'm sure it looks fab. Love the tree. I bet it's beautiful in Fall too!

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  11. Feels good when one can look at a job that has been completed and know they did a good job

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