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Where I share my jewels of wisdom of life

brown wooden house on beach

I jump from branch to branch out on a limb bumping into walls, stubbing my toes.
I hear music in the background…

POUNDiNG.

It’s a different frequency than I’m used to and the jarring jangles my nerves.
Time is of the essence but with contracting, everything’s a delay or a snafu.

I look at my contractor who’s taking out the medicine cabinets thrice now
to get them properly aligned after they just drilled an extra hole on my deck mount tub when it only needed 4
and I say “it’s just another day in paradise”.
(Of course I’m seething inside since I told him not to add the 5th)
to which he replies “it’s my birthday today,
I’m supposed to be in Mexico” and I said “me too”.

I just so happen to have 1/2 a cake so I bring it out
and we sing and feed the crew,
when I’d rather smash it in his face, to be honest.

No, it doesn’t sound nice, but I maintain my cool and we down a shot of tequila (not really)
wasting away in contractorville wishing it was margaritaville.

Happy Hump Day everyone!
.
It’s been a wild ride for sure and everyday is not paradise with new mistakes and issues!
Most are avoidable ones and if they talked to each other or opened boxes first instead of that day for instal when I’ve had them for months, most things would go as planned. Their famous words are “don’t worry”. I’m working on “don’t worry be happy” but when they’ve seen the lights and I’ve asked them if they are ok and they say yes, then open the box and say, “Oh these are read crystal” and have to cut the sheet rock out again to add support, I get cra cra. Good thing I work from home to circumvent a lot more problems that would otherwise occur. I take lots of deep breathes and have to be careful I don’t hyperventilate. 😱

It was tough to cancel our “free” trip to this amazing resort in Cabo San Lucas where we would be right now but it would have been worse to come back to having to redo more mistakes. Let’s be honest, is anything really free?!

We’re getting there and it will be great in the end but we’re in the “I hate my contractor phase” at the moment, which someone said so knowingly.

Sorry, I’m behind in my visits but can’t seem to sustain my usual pace and I suspect it’s going to be that way for awhile, so don’t take it personally. I’ll visit soon.

Have a great day and I wish you more paradise than blunders this week but we take what we get and duck and cover till they’re over! In the scheme of life these are all good problems.

With faith and courage, enjoy your day and if we can’t be in paradise, we can visit here or create space internally for a little slice of heaven.

💖

Cindy

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Sheila “Spiral Sister” Murrey
4 months ago

Deep breaths help a lot! And I can work from home/anywhere too! Love it.

Sheereen
4 months ago

Contractors giving Cindy a hard time but Cindy can work from home or anywhere and spread her charms!

Sheereen
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Hahahaha! Yup ready for it💕💕

Jewish Young Professional "JYP"
4 months ago

Oh man, a missed vacation and construction is rough. Treat yourself to cake and tequila – sounds like you need it!

gabychops
4 months ago

Good luck, Cindy, in you struggles!

Joanna

thereluctantpoet
4 months ago

I loved this narration of inner conversations and simmering! Especially your line – “Wasting away in Contractorville” LOL Too funny but not fun!
😁💕🌹

Sadje
4 months ago

Oops! That sounds tough. But hopefully everything will be great in the end. I’m so glad you’re handling it with elan!

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Hopefully! Remember things never finish on time.

aparna12
aparna12
4 months ago

Oh, dear Cindy! I know it’s very frustrating when your plans of a dream vacation gets postponed or cancelled. I love your patience. Trying to be calm when the inner fury begs to be let out is a great virtue. This post is not only very interesting but quite hilarious too. Thoroughly enjoyed reading. I do wish your project gets completed successfully without further delay. ♥️♥️♥️♥️🌹🌹🌹🌹

aparna12
aparna12
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

My pleasure, dear Cindy. ♥️♥️♥️♥️😊😊

Mary K. Doyle
4 months ago

I just completed extensive remodeling and feel your pain, Cindy. You will love it when it’s over, and like childbirth, barely remember how terrible that phase was. Find your joy each day.

Clive
4 months ago

I hope the horrors will soon be over for you but it’s good to know your sense of humour is still intact! I love the way you adapted Jimmy Buffett’s line – much more suitable than Phil Collins would have been 😊

Ritish Sharma
4 months ago

I love how you always turns your tough luck into something more meaningful. Not everyone can do this.
Mary’s comment is right – You will love it when it’s over. ❤️

Ritish Sharma
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Ha! thanks Cindy. We’re soon bringing the 2nd part of the Unsung Heroes series. But as of now our schedule is all a mess. 😃

Ritish Sharma
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Yes 😅 We are all on the same plate

michnavs
4 months ago

Oohh the trouble with contractors.i can totally relate

Kelly
4 months ago

Cindy best of luck with the project. Your patience is admirable. Hope it gets completed quickly and without any more delay or major mistakes. Best of luck 👍👍♥️🤗

Kelly
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

🤞🙏🙏💖💖

ben Alexander
4 months ago

“it’s my birthday today,
I’m supposed to be in Mexico” and I said “me too”.

LOL! good one, CIndy!

<3
David

Daphny Aqua
4 months ago

Haha… I can’t help but laugh through the whole thing and darn I’d love to see you smashing that cake to your contractors face, although that is so wrong. 😂
Sad you had to miss a great trip, hope you get to go on one soon. ❤️
Don’t worry I’ll hate the contractor along with you. 😄
I really do hope things gets in places soon with the wedding coming up, good luck my friend. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Sending you lots of love and hugs. 🤗🤗💕❤️

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Haha… The wrong ones are the most fun 😂🤣
Well after the wedding you do need a much deserved trip somewhere relaxing, haha… Hopefully it gets done before that. 😄
Thank you Cindy! ❤️❤️❤️

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

You’re most welcome, have a lovely weekend my friend. ❤️❤️❤️

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

🥰🥰❤️

GraceoftheSun
4 months ago

Wishing you all the best with this project, Cindy. I truly commend your patience. LOVE your closing lines: “With faith and courage, enjoy your day and if we can’t be in paradise, we can visit here or create space internally for a little slice of heaven”💕🙌💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

My pleasure Glad it helped. Loved them. 💕🙏💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Oh no. You definitely need some. BTW- Have you tried ruby cacao, it’s delicious. I highly recommend it.

salsaworldtraveler
4 months ago

happy Hump Day Cindy! My sympathies for the frustrations of home remodeling. Just think about how much enjoyments you’ll have once your project is finished. 😄🙏🧡🌹

Tricia Sankey
4 months ago

Hang in there and keep the cake nearby! 👍🤣

Tricia Sankey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

❤️❤️❤️🎂❤️❤️❤️

Kym Gordon Moore
4 months ago

Guurrrrrlllllll, where is Jimmy Buffet when you need him? “wasting away in contractorville wishing it was margaritaville” is a darn good way to put it. 🍹🥂🍸 At this point, my thoughts and prayers are with the contractors because at any second now, things can change and not end well for them. 🤬

I love your attitude and maybe the Tequila helps, but if that is the case, those contractors need to get on their knees and thank God you are not doing your Freddie Kruger impressions about right now! UGH! Hang in there girlfriend. Why waste good cake? LOL 😲✨🤩🍰🤣🏡🌞💖 Hugs and smooches dawwwlinkkkk! 😘💋😘

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Cindy girlfriend, I simply can’t wait to see what’s in store for your Friday FUNyay update! Now that should be a good one I’ll drink to ahead of time! LMAO 🤣😆😁😜😂 Let’s smear some cake baby!!! 🍰🎂🧁 We can do some Tai Chi afterwards! 🙏🏼🥋🥊

Laleh Chini
4 months ago

And another wonderful post❤️

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

😍😍😍

BENJAMIN NAMBU
4 months ago

I love this piece. Great job!

BENJAMIN NAMBU
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

You are welcome.

Saima.SK
4 months ago

Wish you Good luck with the project, dear Cindy💕😃 I appreciate your sense of humour👍😃 and loved the last closing lines of your post 💕🙂

Saima.SK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Totally agree, dear and beautiful Cindy💕👍🙂
My pleasure!

InspireChief
4 months ago

In the wise words of Bluto from the movie “Animal House,” “My advise to you is to drink very, very heavily!” One day it will be all over, Cindy and it will be beautiful. Beaches are calling your name. 🤗❤🙏🏖

Marsha
4 months ago

Good luck with your duck and cover exercises. I hope they work! Watch out for jutting walls. 🙂

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

🙂 Lots of love to go through the rest of your week. 🙂

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

You’re welcome. 🙂

Gabriela Marie Milton
4 months ago

My dearest Cindy, take it easy. You have a lot in your plate. Everyone loves you and understands. Sending lots of hugs and good vibes your way ❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🌸🌺🌹

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

Thank you for the love hon. I know. Sometimes it’s not easy. But we both know how strong and fabulous you are ❤️❤️❤️

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

🌸🌹🌺🌸🌹

literaryscribe
4 months ago

Happy Hump Day! Sounds like you have a lot on your plate, but it also sounds like you’re making a lot of progress. Wishing you time to unwind! ^_^

Athousandbitsofpaper
4 months ago

The only way is through Cindy ✨

Jeff Flesch
4 months ago

Yikes, the ups and downs and big projects. Hang in there, my dear, keep breathing, it will all get done in it’s time. 💖💖 Lovely write too.

Yernasia Quorelios
Yernasia Quorelios
4 months ago

💜 My “medicine” is Red Wine 🍷 😋 😍 👌🏾 🙃 😎 🍷 EveryOne and I AM NOT ADDICTED!!! but others ARE ADDICTED!!! to Sobriety; it’s NEVER!!! The Substance, it’s ALWAYS The Mood

…💛💚💙…

katiemiafrederick
4 months ago

Ah Yes Dear Cindy ‘MargaritaVille’ Just Wasting
Away on the Beach in Paradise Hehe Yet True

In Other World News ‘They’ Couldn’t Find Any Artists
to Repaint the Sistine Chapel As They Couldn’t Break
Away From 15 Second Videos For Any Longer TIK TOK ‘Attention

SPaMN’ to DO ART

So They Hired A Contractor
to Wall Paper The Ceiling
And Are Still Waiting
On Him to Get Out
of Isolation for the
6th Wave of Covid-19

And While that’s Just A Story
in Someways It’s True As the Federal
Government is Still 2 Months Behind in
Giving me 100 Percent of my Retirement Pay
too As they Owe me 60 Percent for Two Months
Now Moving into the 3rd Month Yet Fortunately Unlike

A Home Remodeling
Project That Seems to
Never End in Getting Fixed
For Your Conundrum Here

They Are Just Doing Another
Bank Account Service in Accumulating
Money Like Mold as It’s Basically Just Icing
on Paradise Cake When ‘The Ship Comes in’

Hehe, my Father Use to Always Tell Us He Was gonna
Pay For Our College Educations and Such as That When ‘The
Ship Came in’ Yet of Course He Missed my College Graduation and

Wedding too
on the Other
Hand His Ashes
Still Sit on Top of Our
Book Case as He Didn’t
Take Care of His Affairs For
Enough MoneyThen to Get Him
in the Casket He Wanted to Be

(“Cat’s in the Cradle” And All that Jazz too)

in Next to His Fourth Marriage of Course
Anyway This is MiniFReDwood Enough Already

Hehe Wishing
You Sailing in
Fair Winds and
Following Seas
in A Life of Tai-Chi
And The Such of Course

And Sure Choose Your
Favorite Mantra Like ‘Not Again’
‘Not Again’ And ‘Not Again, Again,’ Hehe…

Wishing You Competent People at Your Side Always mY FRiEnD..:)

Ingrid
4 months ago

Oh Cindy, it sounds like it’s all going on for you at the moment 😅 one day, it will all seem worthwhile 💖

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

🙌💖⭐️

cheriewhite
4 months ago

Wishing you all the best in the remodeling of your home, Cindy. I’m just sorry you’re going through the bumps and bruises of it. But I believe it will be worth it in the long run and that you’ll be able to take your trip at a later date! Happy hump day, sweetie! 💖🤗💖🤗

Eugenia
4 months ago

Wow! You’re amazing, Cindy! I would have fired them by now but, of course, I realize you may not have a choice. Stay strong and try not to let it get you down. Hugs!! 💛

ChallEngEr
4 months ago

Good luck with all the construction going on….I know it can be stressing but it will be worthwhile..

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
4 months ago

Love it great attitude Cindy couldn’t agree more. “Just go with the flow”
Love ❤️ & 🤗

boundlessblessingsblog
4 months ago

All the best in all your struggles Cindy. All will turn out well. Lovely poem. Enjoyed reading your post 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️

KK
KK
4 months ago

Take it easy, Cindy! It happened with me too. Contractors, now I think, are alike across borders. You’re such a sport, notwithstanding cancellation of vacation. I always appreciate your positive approach.

Dawn Pisturino
4 months ago

I’m so sorry for all the problems you’re having! I feel your frustration, Cindy!

Rochelle RLRM
4 months ago

Yes 🙌

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
4 months ago

LOL! Sounds like you’re just about at the end of your rope, my friend! I empathize deeply. I bet you’ll never hire another contractor for any reason! 🌞

Pooja G
4 months ago

I’m sorry you had to cancel your trip, I know it was something you were looking forward to but I do understand why you ended up making that decision 😥

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
4 months ago

I really hope so!

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
4 months ago

Wow, Cindy! Sorry for your unbelievable ordeal! <3 I hope you were able to reschedule your trip. I am not quite so sorry for your contractor missing his trip! It was a generous gesture to share your cake with him. <3

rothpoetry
4 months ago

You won’t know what to do with yourself when this is all finished! In the end it will all be good. Just close your eyes and you are there, swaying in the breeze in that beautiful picture!

Prior...
4 months ago

Prayers for the ending phases to be smooth and less and less mistakes
☀️😊🙏

Miriam
3 months ago

Aww, Cindy, I hope the building hassles have been sorted and another vacation can be arranged in the not too distant future. Life can be a bitch at times can’t it, but it sounds like your patience and humour’s seen you through. Big hugs my friend 💗🙏

bigskybuckeye
3 months ago

Cindy, it looks like life is treating you well. Your positive attitude is infectious. Thanks for sharing its encouragement.

robbiesinspiration
3 months ago

This sounds awful, Cindy. It seems to me that no-one takes any pride in their work anymore. I don’t know what’s going on in the world, but we have this frustrating attitude here in SA too.

K.L. Hale
3 months ago

Cindy, through it all you still have your humor and good hearted-ness (and faith!). I’m sorry your trip didn’t occur and you’re just the one to put a great spin on it and help guide us through your experiences! Sip sip hooray! It will be better! I tried to respond to you on my site,…but it wouldn’t allow it? Or maybe you’ll have two replies? I understand about not getting to everyone. You’re in my heart always!! Love and hugs to you! ❤️🤗💕

My Rollercoaster Journey
3 months ago

Your frustration is understandable. You handled yourself gracefully. Hoping the rest of the renovation goes smoothly.

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