Lookin Out My BackdoorApril 23, 2011 at 10:03 AM | Posted in Journal | Leave a comment
Tags: finances, houses, The Grid, weather
I haven’t done that in a while–I haven’t looked “out my back door” lately. But I have had my head up my ass, does that count?
The last time I looked out there, though, I noticed that where the grass is really green and getting higher, the dog has dug some impressive holes, the mother-fucker. Meanwhile, the grass around the shed is still brown, because he killed it from pissing in it. Can I just, maybe…spraypaint it? I don’t know.
The ramblings, the musings, the incoherent babblings of a man with focus, a man on a mission. You see, I know I haven’t written in a while, and it had been a while before that as well. What the hell is wrong with me? Well, dude, we just don’t know.
I do know this: I did quit my job at Pizza Hut. Now what? Well, I need to find another part time job. I thought about what it would be like to be reading this in the future. Two scenarios:
1) I pop in the quaint, antiquated flash drive and read with amusement how I was concerned about this low period in my life. Which, this, too, shall pass and things will get better. As I view it from my utopian future one hundred and 30 years from now on my retirement farm on Mars, I ponder that all the adversity gave me strength and wisdom, and–
2) Uncovered from the rubble, this strange device magically plugs into the talking machine, and it tells a wonderous tale of the past, which the feral children of the village no longer believe. Technology? Civilization? Cell phones? (Not the same thing.) As we skin and carve the deer that will make our meals for the next several days, the elders (like myself) quietly reflect that these days, these simpler, harder times–are actually better. Better for all of us. Except for the sickly, the old, and the infirm. Soon, I will be left as an offering to the wolves.
But all of that is neither here nor there. I have to deal with the here and now. Right now. Yesterday–Friday–I didn’t take my ADD medication. I got through work just fine without it. But also–
I’ve been worrying (some might say obsessing) over the money situation. With my new ADD medication, I have focus. So I was able to really focus on my worrying. Christ. I needed a break. It was good to have a relatively worry-free day. Of course, last night we got a helluva storm. It didn’t damage us much, but just a few miles to the south, tornadoes did some serious damage. As always, God is reminding me that things could be worse.