lukewarm water

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It’s been hot here lately.

It’s July….so that’s to be expected….but, still….it’s hot.

Now, of course, if I went down to South Carolina or back to Georgia, I might know what “hot” really is.

It’s comfortable up here in North Carolina….but….it’s still hot.

Kind of hot.

Anyway, I drive mail around in a Jeep without a working air conditioner, so if the wind isn’t hitting me just right, it feels hot.

(I can’t get off this “hot” thing, can I?)

I carry some water with me, and by the time I finish the bulk of the route, my water is getting pretty warm.

The funny thing is that a swallow of lukewarm water tastes pretty good when I need it.

I’m thankful for my water when I get this hot.

I guess that it’s easy to get jaded, though, when your options aren’t limited.

No, that’s not really right.

It’s easy to get jaded when your options are limited….you just have to settle for a lower level of expectation….and get jaded about smaller details.

Awwwwww, shoot…..what am I saying?

Sometimes, even I can’t answer that question.

I guess that what I’m saying is that when the need is greatest, you can appreciate something that you might be disappointed in some other time.

Warm water is a good thing when you need a drink.

One of my new co-workers bought a new Jeep, and from all outward appearances, it is a beautiful machine.

It looks new….shiny.

She took it in to have a u-joint replaced and the bulk of the front end was so jacked up with rust that by the time she finished fixing stuff, it was going to cost 1500.00.

It’s still shiny where it’s obvious.

You never know about cars….appearances are deceiving.

I hope that I can always savor lukewarm water.

Thankfulness is something good to cultivate.

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.


lukewarm water — 2 Comments

  1. We’re down here in FL delivering on foot. The heat index is above 100 daily. Today 14 people in our station didn’t even bother to show up. Keep up the blog!

    • Awwwww….that means so much that you commented on my blog. Thank you! Too hot….too hot. I don’t blame the 14, really…..but we can’t all lay out. Stay hydrated! (What other pertinent information do they feed us in our “safety talks”? Don’t let dogs bite you? Curb your wheels? Lift with your legs?) Take care….