As you know there has been a recent run of #onethings around these parts. The list that stares down at us from the wall next to the calendar has been taunting us with jobs and it has been a pure delight to cross a couple of them off.
For those of you not playing along, #onething is where I do just ONE THING from my to-do list, but not your every day to-do list. Oh no, this is the list of non essential items that sort of kind of need to get done but it’s no biggie if they don’t get done until next week, or next month, or um, next year. Those things. Just one. Every week.
Now while there exists a #onething list there is another list, that floats about the universe with jobs that have been put off for a looooong time. They are jobs that I hassle about, ask about, and get postponed. And I don’t quite know how they go from a proper list into the ether…I think it’s resignation and just plain giving up asking about it. Whatever the case, one of these things from the universe/ether list is our front gate.
Note: theses signs came with the house, Frank will lick you to death and perhaps do a glee wee. That’s it.
Our front gate has slowly been getting worse as the years pass by. It’s a massive thing that is hanging off a wooden post that was slowly rotting, making the gate sink so that it dragged across when you tried to open it. It was SUCH a pain in the arse, just ask anyone who visits here. I asked to fix it a lot. I lost my shit about it a lot. I listened to my family constantly complain about it, a lot. And then last week…the stars aligned and IT GOT FIXED. Thanks to the help of Mr Munro, and Rob, it bloody well got done. PRAISE BE.
There was talk of replacing the wooden post with a steel one, automation, this and that and I pretty much rolled my eyes and screamed more than once I DON’T CARE JUST FIX IT. And they did.
And you know what? I can now open the gate with one hand. A mere push and it swings! The kids can open it! IT’S FIXED.
This is a deeply pleasing turn of events. Apparently the next step will be automation and lighting and something else, but I don’t care when or if it EVER gets done, the gate is fixed!
What was your one thing this week?
Got a task that has been put off SO much it’s gone into the ether?
Go choose something, right now, just have a look around and there will be something waiting…