Today I resolved to get some major yardwork done.
After the emotional ‘storms’ that I experienced yesterday, I woke up this morning feeling that the best remedy for my situation would to go out and physically do something, accomplish something.
And yardwork as a physical activity definitely fit the bill.
And speaking of storms, one may recall that my home sustained some damage from a wind event/hailstorm several weeks ago – as detailed in this post – and my husband and I met with our insurance company and a roofing company shortly after to discuss repairs and fill out the requisite paperwork.
Well, finally, we received word last night from the insurance company that all of our paperwork had been approved and all of the repairs would be covered in full.
So I spent the morning clearing the yard of the last of the deadfall and debris from the fallen tree – which had taken my husband and his brother several days to cut into pieces, even with the use of a chainsaw. Thankfully the waste management company came and collected 8 bundles of branches, but the all of those loose pieces that couldn’t be as easily bundled were refused.
So I spent the rest of this morning burning them:
As well, the process of collection led to some inadvertent blood-letting:
But all in all, the process was rather cathartic…in the most profound way.
This week was a monster to cope with for me, in the real and very materialistic world.
For some reason I always end up with water damage. I flooded a few dwellings in my life, and right now I deal with our house broken sewer pipes!
It had to be cleaned and now it needs need fixing.
Your post makes me thing of stuff from different angle, the angle I may be avoiding. The connection between the emotional storms and the hail storm.
I felt really down lately, sinking to instant pits, and thankfully rising right up. But: there were so many it left me feeling like a wrung sock.
And now, reading this, the thought of me, ignoring messages I should do inventory of my own sewage. Dealing with shit stinks! LOL
I like you could burn some of the stuff out, fire cleans well!