As I write this, I’m sequestered in a beautiful & warm home well away from the horrors that have besieged me (and my house!) of late. Yes, I’ve run away from home, no I am not 8 years old lol
I reckon I could be forgiven for gapping it though.
An hour before I ran away er, came away for a weekend in the city, raw sewage was spewing forth (sounds better than “shit & toilet paper visibly creeping its way across the ground”, right?), it was raining (duh, it always rains!) the roof was leaking / the ceiling crumbling in my living room, my black goat Sam was hurling himself at the gate of the pen he was in / screaming bloody murder at the injustice of being safe.
And to top it off (in one day, no less) my coffee machine blew up in grand style (hiss & roar + puff of smoke, sort of thing)
There’s actually more – but I will leave it there, for fear this simply sounds like a moan..
Oh wait – maybe that’s what it is!? Ugh .. I hate people who moan and whinge all the time, now I are one?
For all I try to jest .. this has truly been a horrible year for me.
Between seemingly endless car problems (my car hit the +100k miles mark – apparently I’ve now got a new engine / tyres etc after all the work I’ve had done on it .. let’s hope this means it lasts a few more years and justifies its $4000 cost, in 6 months?) and the myriad house problems, I’ll confess, there have been days it’s been hard to be .. happy.
Add in the very worst thing possible: my kind, gentle, amazing granddad dying last month – I admit to feeling kinda broken..
Someone said to me last week “you need to focus on the good thing in your life”. And sure, I have a lot more to be thankful for than many .. however, on that same day, I rounded the corner to my property in time to see my gorgeous goat Billy get hit by a 4WD @high speed .. and killed. Obviously.
He’s never gotten out before, his one and only time: he paid the ultimate price..
I confess, I don’t really know where this post is going, maybe it’s a download in the hopes of better times ahead? Maybe it’s just a whinge..
Whatever it is, I sure as hell hope things change soon, cos tis fair to say the tether is visible and I can’t see anything beyond it.
It’s get better, soon – yeah?