no fork


Holy smokes, we have a lot on our plate.

We have a lot on our plate….and sometimes it feels like I can’t find a fork.

That’s the way it goes down if you pick a hard road.

If you’re going to buy a house, buy a house that’s finished and ready…ready for action….ready for a life.

The house we live in is a continual work in progress….there’s always something that needs some attention.

That’s where the fun really starts….I know the difference between “attention” and “action”.

Knowing the difference doesn’t get me closer to fixing the issues.

I can pay “attention” to a problem area for years….it’s the “action” part that’s hard.

Sparrow starts the night in her little bed….but usually ends the night in our big bed….that she somehow manages to turn into her little bed when she climbs the sheets to lay down between Mommy and Daddy.

She was laughing in her sleep when I got up to make some coffee and to crank out another blog post.

That’s a sweet sound….to hear your two-year-old laughing in her sleep.

That’s a game changer….to see your children happy.

That will turn my frown upside down every time.

The “lot on our plate” comment was about the property we bought.

If it’s going to sit there and just be a reminder of the money that we sent the bank that month….and every month…it’s worthless.

It’s something to hate.

It’s a drain….it’s an albatross….it’s another bad decision that is hard to turn your back on.

But….if we do something with it….turn it into a home….and do it fast….or, faster than we did with this place (20 years is a long time to be working on a building)….it could be pretty great.

Getting from “albatross” to “great” is something I’m going to have to figure out….AND QUICK.

Either figure it out….quick….or GET OFF THE POT!! (That’s a reference to finishing up in the potty….not an allegiance to a controlled substance….medical or not…)

These little guys bring it into perspective, though.

I think that sometimes ….no, most times….these little guys would be happy living in a cardboard box if we were all together and happy.

That doesn’t mean that we wouldn’t like one of the guys from HGTV ….like Hillary or Joanna…to come in and help us decide whether to love it or list it….after they’d made everything good.

That would be nice for somebody to do their magic.

Hah!! Our show could be called “Like It or Lump It”! ┬áIt could be a show where nothing changes….and the hosts just drive the point home that you’re stuck where you are and you’ll never escape…so you better figure out how to find the silver lining and get on with your life.

What a show that would be!!

Any problem that you can take action on is a good problem.

Any problem that just eats at you and makes you feel bad for the rest of your life is a bad problem.

I’m excited about working out these “good problems” opportunities.

Work it, baby….work it…..and, the more I think about it, what house could be more “ready for a life” than the one you make together?


“a house is not a home” Luther Vandross


About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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