#SOL20: Perspective

Opportunity?

Panic?

Which will prevail?

After seven years of blogging every Tuesday, I totally forgot this was Tuesday. After at least 350 Tuesday posts, I simply forgot.

What was the cause?

Pandemic brain?

Loss of time?

Loss of schedule?

In part, it was a combination but mostly it was eager anticipation. Today’s the day.

Goodbye patio door. Hello, new exterior door.

From this to this . . . today. The first door is out. Second door is in progress.

A midpoint?

Demolition?

Home improvement?

Which perspective?

The patio door had stopped working. Years of being slammed shut. In and out. IN and OUT! Not helpful to have a method of egress that was basically unusable.

Progress?

Noise. Screeching of nails and screws being removed.

A variety of tools.

Early arrival.

Job underway.

Cannot wait to see the finished product . . . product over noisy progress.

Today I choose product.

Which perspective?

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Half Empty?

Half Full?

Which do you typically choose? When is one prioritized over another? What pattern do you follow?

Considering schools and re-opening next year . . .

So many perspectives

Not simply black and white

Student safety? Student learning?

Transportation safety? Health and welfare of all?

School staff safety? Parental and community needs?




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Postscript . . .

Product matters!!!

Everything completely finished or vinyl clad. No upkeep!

10 responses

  1. It is about perspective. Good examples! Progress comes in many forms.

    1. Perspective allow us to CHANGE our mindset. That is within our control!

  2. Pandemic brain! We all can relate, Fran. Love the new door. I’m afraid I’m a glass half empty gal at heart, but I’m trying mightily to be more optimistic. Your perspective and your posts guide me more than you know.

    1. Diane,
      I have to TALK myself into the optimism often but I find the journey is worthwhile! Thanks for your kind words!

  3. I like how you incorporated images to tell the story, interesting!

    1. I cannot wait to add a picture of the final work as a postscript! Pictures and illustrations add a lot!

  4. The end result is always worth the inconvenience of noise, early starts, disruptions, and mess. After a full kitchen remodel and replacement of two doors I understand what you are going through. It will definitely be worth it.

    1. Much smaller scale than your work. Always more than expected!

  5. Half-full for sure … you will love the new door and you remembered while it was still Tuesday. What’s the problem??

    1. Shear panic . . . It’s an early morning routine! Write. Read. Next on the list.

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