I jump from branch to branch out on a limb bumping into walls, stubbing my toes.
I hear music in the background…
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.
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Deep breaths help a lot! And I can work from home/anywhere too! Love it.
Oh yes they do and it is such a gift at times like these alright!!! 💖💖💖💖 thnaks dear Sheila! 💖
Contractors giving Cindy a hard time but Cindy can work from home or anywhere and spread her charms!
oh my sweet Sheereen.. This sounded like a fun Fri-Yayyy did it not?!!! Luckily we are 2 days away for a fun poet. You ready? Watch out world. 💖💖💖😂😂😂😂
Hahahaha! Yup ready for it💕💕
Oh man, a missed vacation and construction is rough. Treat yourself to cake and tequila – sounds like you need it!
Love that idea .. come on over and drink and eat with me! 💖💖😂😂
Good luck, Cindy, in you struggles!
Thanks Joanna.. At the end of the day, all is well!! 💖 Nothing life threatening… Yet.. 😂😂😂😂😂 Teasing. 💖
I loved this narration of inner conversations and simmering! Especially your line – “Wasting away in Contractorville” LOL Too funny but not fun!
Thanks my dearest Chuck. Glad you got a laugh my friend! 💖💖🙏🙏
Oops! That sounds tough. But hopefully everything will be great in the end. I’m so glad you’re handling it with elan!
Awww thanks my friend.. The end is in site I hope dear Sadje!
Hopefully! Remember things never finish on time.
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. ♥️♥️♥️♥️🌹🌹🌹🌹
You are so dear to let me know Aparna~! Ahhhh you get it and it’s all challenging but you’re right I success and no delays would be lovely. I’m soooo glad you enjoyed the read and appreciate you letting me know. 💖💖💖💖💖🙏🙏🙏
My pleasure, dear Cindy. ♥️♥️♥️♥️😊😊
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.
Oh Mary thanks so much .. this is really good to know as when you’re in it, it’s tough as you well know. I think it is the exact same for sure!!! Good comparison! 💖💖💖😎
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 😊
Oh Clive.. thanks so much my friend. That’s good to know, yes fro sure. I couldn’t help myself Clive but I think I dated myself.. not sure anyone knows him 🤷♀️ but us oldies but goodies. 💖🙏🙏😎
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. ❤️
Oh Ritish.. thanks so much. I should have been in your book Untold Stories and maybe I could have done a review.. hahaha. You’re the best!
I will for sure and thanks for the love my friend!
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. 😃
I knew I had the title wrong. Oh that’s soooo exciting.. Good for you! so exciting totally relatable the messy schedule part. 🙃 xo
Yes 😅 We are all on the same plate
Oohh the trouble with contractors.i can totally relate
hahahaah 😂😂😂 you got it Mich.. thanks a lot!! 💖😎
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 👍👍♥️🤗
Ohhhh I so hope you’re right Kelly… ~!!! I so do too. fingers crossed and prayers in to the powers that be 🙏🙏💖💖 Thanks my friend!
LOL! good one, CIndy!
😂😂😎😎 Thanks so much David 😂😂😎😎
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. 🤗🤗💕❤️
So happy you got a laugh as that keeps my sanity and me going my friend~! much appreciated! Sooooo wrong but sooo fun! 💖💖 😱😂
Eh.. it’s just a trip and sometime in Oct I’m getting out of dodge.. Thanks so much ~. I think we’re close.. It’s just swallowing the mistakes that’s tricky…. I’ll forget it.. YES it’s going to get done for the wedding.. I think.. hahahah. 😂😂😂😂
Thanks for the love and back at you! 💖💖
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! ❤️❤️❤️
sooo true and you are sooo right dearest.. thanks so much! and you’re so welcome! 💖💖
You’re most welcome, have a lovely weekend my friend. ❤️❤️❤️
You too!!! 💖💖
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”💕🙌💕
Thanks dear Grace and thanks for the reminder of drinking the coconut water as it helped!! Ahhhh thank you truly and happy you enjoyed those lines at the end to.. xo
My pleasure Glad it helped. Loved them. 💕🙏💕
💖 haven’t been able to find chocolate which is what I really love! 💖
Oh no. You definitely need some. BTW- Have you tried ruby cacao, it’s delicious. I highly recommend it.
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. 😄🙏🧡🌹
And to you John!
You’re so right my friend and I’ll remember that!~ Thanks a lot!!1 💖💖💖💖
Hang in there and keep the cake nearby! 👍🤣
hahahahahahaaha soooo laughing Tricia.
Good call on that!!! 💖👏👏😱😱👏😱👏😂😂😂😂
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! 😘💋😘
Darling Kymmmmmie.. Join me at the bar.. I actually drank coconut water as a reminder from Grace the other day and it really does help a LOT.
But I’d break out the tequila with you and fire up the mariachis. Whoooo hoo. I’m glad you’re scared now let’s see what it takes for them to be. Cut the money and smear the cake.. it’s worth it and thanks for the smiles.. xoxoxoxxo 💖💖🙏🙏
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! 🙏🏼🥋🥊
And another wonderful post❤️
You are always so kini Laleh, thank you so much! 💖💖🙏
I love this piece. Great job!
Thanks so much Benjamin!
You are welcome.
Wish you Good luck with the project, dear Cindy💕😃 I appreciate your sense of humour👍😃 and loved the last closing lines of your post 💕🙂
Thank you sooo much always Saima! Much appreciated. If we don’t laugh, we’d be crying a LOT or screaming… ha. Glad you like the end too. 💖💖💖🙏
Totally agree, dear and beautiful Cindy💕👍🙂
indeed.. aww you are too sweet! 💖
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. 🤗❤🙏🏖
I am soooo laughing right now Scott!!! Thanks for that… too funny… and I love it. I’m building a “tiki bar” (it was an old pool shed) for the wedding welcome party. You’re so good with names… if you come up with anything let me know. Ahhhh thank you for the reminder~. It will be nice… I’ll remember there is an end..
Good luck with your duck and cover exercises. I hope they work! Watch out for jutting walls. 🙂
Oh yes, exercise I know Marsha.. thanks my friend. I know right!!~sure thing dear 💖💖
🙂 Lots of love to go through the rest of your week. 🙂
Thanks dear Marsha!! 💖💖
You’re welcome. 🙂
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 ❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🌸🌺🌹
Thanks so much my dear Gabriela!!!! Like you… I like to stay on top of things but there are those times. Love you too and thanks for the love and hugs!! 💖💖💖🤗🤗🤗 Back at cha!
Thank you for the love hon. I know. Sometimes it’s not easy. But we both know how strong and fabulous you are ❤️❤️❤️
You’re sooo welcome! So true and well said. I always appreciate your support and kind hearted appreciation!
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! ^_^
The only way is through Cindy ✨
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.
I know right?!!!!! Ahhhh appreciated Jeff and will do. I just postponed the next phase we were rolling into until after the wedding which is HUGE!. 👏👏👏 Glad you like the write.. 😎😎😎😎😎
💜 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
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
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
You Sailing in
Fair Winds and
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..:)
Oh Cindy, it sounds like it’s all going on for you at the moment 😅 one day, it will all seem worthwhile 💖
Totally and then we will get to my book! 💖💖💖
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! 💖🤗💖🤗
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!! 💛
oh thanks so much Eugi! It did occur to me but it’s been so tough with jobs etc and the tow etc. To top it off he’s a friend. I’m taking a break before the 2nd phase and hoping the first one gets done soon.. 💖💖
Good luck with all the construction going on….I know it can be stressing but it will be worthwhile..
Thank you so much. I really appreciate it! 💖
Love it great attitude Cindy couldn’t agree more. “Just go with the flow”
Love ❤️ & 🤗
All the best in all your struggles Cindy. All will turn out well. Lovely poem. Enjoyed reading your post 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️
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.
I’m so sorry for all the problems you’re having! I feel your frustration, Cindy!
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! 🌞
I think that happens at the end… and I certainly hope so!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏 well, we are contracted with him for the second half. We shall see. Yikes! 💖 Thanks so much! 💖
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 😥
awww thanks Pooja, I appreciate it. The best laid plans.. but hopefully we’ll get somewhere in Oct. 💖💖🙏🙏🙏🙏
I really hope so!
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
Thank you so much Cheryl! It has been maddening for sure. You are so sweet. Much appreciated my friend. Hope you and Robert are doing well! 💖
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!
Prayers for the ending phases to be smooth and less and less mistakes
Amen to that dear sista!! 💖💖💖
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 💗🙏
thanks very much Miriam!! it is such a hassle which is why I was ready to just move to a done place but that’s tricky these days too. We are getting close to a final phase of the first half and like everything the finish line is a push and bitch. Thanks so much for your support and yes, humor is the way I survive and patience. love and hugs back to you!
Cindy, it looks like life is treating you well. Your positive attitude is infectious. Thanks for sharing its encouragement.
Oh you’re so kind to fan the positive here. Thanks so much, I appreciate it!
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.
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! ❤️🤗💕
Your frustration is understandable. You handled yourself gracefully. Hoping the rest of the renovation goes smoothly.
Thank you so much! I appreciate it so much!!
Thanks so much. I appreciate that Sadje! I hope so too. Thanks for the wishes. 💖