Is it a fact — or have I dreamt it — that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
The electricians are working on wiring up the kitchen today, bringing things up to code as well as installing new lighting and new outlets where needed. The power will be out, probably for most of the day since this appears to be an all day job. They are on a lunch break now and were able to leave me with some juice while they power up themselves with nourishment. (Programming note: If this post goes out looking as if I didn’t finish it, chances are good the Electric Guys came back early.)
The recent frosty nights have killed off most of the morning glories. A couple of days ago, I found one vine still blooming, It is snuggled up against the Weathervane Building where it enjoys both shelter and light. Another vine has snaked out from there and is making its way through the trash piled by the Weathervane Building.
I feel very fortunate today. The weather is amazing for an almost-November day, and I’ve been spending most of my time outdoors, staying out of the way of the experts while they do their work.
With all the work that needs to be done indoors, I usually don’t get to spend an entire day outside so it’s nice to have this day off. I’ve done some bench sitting (and writing), walked a lot, and when I finish here I’m going to work in our little graveyard. Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is coming up soon, I don’t have marigolds to decorate the the graves, but I can at least clean things up out there since there has been no evidence of the family member we were told comes by twice a year to care for the graves. It’s best to keep the spirits of the place happy, don’t you think?
I’d better get moving and get this scheduled to go out before I run out of luck and time. Thank you for stopping by. I hope this day has brought you some unexpected good fortune, too.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂