Carpe Diem Summer Challenge 2019: Twilight

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Looking forward to
Finally seeing twilight
From the window of
My new home on the prairie
Will the day finally come?


When you invest in a historic property in a way-off-the-beaten-path town, there can be holdups. This place is not move-in ready, and getting it to that state is proving to be a challenge. It's been like pulling teeth for the electrician to get the necessary permits. He's trying his best, but the people who are supposed to be helping him aren't being very helpful. He said that usually permit people are more than happy to take your money.
It's also been like pulling teeth to get the proposal from the plumbing company. Why don't these people want our money? If they don't get the proposal to my email tomorrow, I'm going to tell them that we'll come to the office and sign it. 
With my health issues, these 250-mile round trips are knocking me on my ass. I'm an old night shift worker who has never slept well at night and these contractors like to get cracking at the ass-crack of dawn. 
I may suggest to my son that we consider packing everything from the townhouse into a pod and staying in one of those by-the-week motels in Greeley so we don't have to keep making this drive. It's really taking a toll on me. Of course, we'd have to find one that would allow cats...hell, it's always something.
Anyway, this bit is going to start coming down today, so that's a start.


  1. I really, really hope that the powers that be get off their lazy fundaments soon and allow you to enjoy twilights (one of my favourite times of day) and every other kind of light in your new home.

    1. The excavator has been hard at work. He and his daughter and my son started tearing down that addition yesterday. It was a worse mess than anyone realized. I joked to one of our new neighbors that whoever built it must have been smoking the wacky tobaccy, and he said that in all seriousness, they were. There have been some real goofballs who did sometimes destructive stuff to the place, so even if we may be a tad eccentric, I think the town will be happy to have me and my son in there fixing it up for real!


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