Do you have a Bucket List? I Don’t. I’m Just Trying to Save My Bucket.
I am having a very weird week. Knowing that the winter storm Snowmageddon was on its way, I did not wait until the last minute to shop. On Thursday, I bought my groceries and filled my gas tank. I bought a battery jet pack to extend my cell phone usage, should we lose power and an Internet connection. I tested my propane lantern, heater, and cookstove and neatly arranged them beside their vats of fuel. I even made a pot of homemade chili.
About the time that the snow had covered the ground and the stores had closed last night, I noticed that my refrigerator was broken. All of my frozen food was melted, and my milk was lukewarm. Even if I could scrape enough money together to buy a new refrigerator, I couldn’t get to the store. The snow has stopped traffic. Things will be no better tomorrow either, and even after I get to the store and make my purchase, the delivery date will be days from that.
In an effort to get my ducks in a row, I did everything that I knew to do, and things still went wrong.
It is brutally cold outside and the wind is nearing hurricane speed. I have 2 old, beautiful trees cracking and falling. Will that cost me a mere $1,000 or will I REALLY score and take out my neighbor’s house?
I am amazed at people who make bucket lists. I am even more stunned that people have the extra money to do the things that they have placed on their bucket lists. As for me and my house, I am having difficulty just keeping the holes in my bucket plugged.
I see no bucket lists in my future. At the very best, I’ll continue living day to day and if things go very, very well, I’ll continue jumping from net to net.
©Jacki Kellum January 23, 2016 –
The Day of the Winter Blizzard That Hit My Mid-Atlantic Coast