About 5 years ago, I was in the process of painting one of the bedrooms in the house I was renting. It was a cute little house, but had a lot of work that needed to be done. I remember the room and those four walls. I completed the project but not without a great deal of difficulty. I started off precise, putting my tape down low and up high, and having my tarp down so I wouldn’t make a mess. But about the third wall somewhere I thought I can do this without the tape, and I just kind of put the tarp halfway on the floor. The two walls looked great, the other two walls looked a mess. So I would call this a half done job even though I finished it. I still marvel at those people I see on those tv shows that can make things fit without measuring and remeasuring again and again. I tip my hat to all those good natured folks who do those tedious jobs, that just drive me nutty. My Papa used to say when I was little, Derek when you grow up whatever you do, do it heartily. Maybe I misunderstood him and thought he said hardly do it. I want to do better. Our photo word on the Round Robin Challenge tomorrow is Labor, I’m guessing because of Labor Day of next week. So I guess I must be thinking about it today. I like the saying, “It’s not the hours you put in that count, but what you put in those hours.” Just like those four walls, I was talking about, I think those four walls were much like my personality at the time. I start off wishing to do well, but somewhere towards the end, I get a little lazy, and don’t work quite as hard. I want to be a hard worker. Like Papa said I want to do it heartily.
I’m at work while I write this, it’s pouring rain outside, and I’m thinking they should have naptime at work like they did when we were little. “See what I mean"