Over a week

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Extensive scaffolding on a building in downtow...

Extensive scaffolding on a building in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It has been well over a week since I was last gainfully employed, the Monday before Christmas in fact. The weather on the whole has been awful and I had only one or two chances of getting out in the garden but alas didn’t. On Tuesday last (as I write this) I was expecting a team of scaffolders to arrive to erect the scaffolding needed to gain access to the roof in order to carry out repairs. After the last bout of heavy winds and rain we discovered the roof was leaking in water and I got my insurance company to undertake the work. Nobody turned up and as Wednesday’s weather was forecast to be very wet and windy I wasn’t sure if they would arrive at all anytime during the week as the next day would be New Year‘s Eve. I will let my readers know the outcome later. I was determined to have the two weeks break over the holiday period I had promised myself and accordingly had not placed my advert in the paper but it didn’t prevent people calling me. It looks like I have a couple of jobs coming my way next week, or should I say next year? I have been finding it difficult not having something to do. What I want to do I find I can’t because of the weather. I had waited in all day on Tuesday as I said and it was such a nice day for working in the garden but had I done that I might have missed the scaffolding team had they arrived. Unfortunately there was no-one else at home which meant I had to stay indoors. I have been pretty much on my own since Christmas Eve with nothing to do that could be done and it has been driving me mad. I can’t wait for things to start moving again and I can be busy once more. 

Ecclesiastes 5:18 This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labour under the sun during the few days of life God has given them – for this is their lot. 19 Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil – this is a gift of God.

So I strive to do that. It is fortunate then that I enjoy my work isn’t it?

Shirley Anne

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