Let’s hope I’m not as overly optimistic as George W. Bush was when he announced Mission Accomplished!
So what has been my/our mission? To get Andy back to working on his own projects up on the land. He’s really been happy and enthusiastic the past few mornings. At the moment he’s planning a solar hot water system so we can hook up the radiant heating in our floors up there, and he and Peter will work on getting the refrigerator to work once Peter finishes his current job. He also plans to plant a few fruit trees this spring.
For me the details of his projects don’t matter–what counts is he’s back to doing things he loves. After the fire demolished the place 19 months ago we had to decide whether to rebuild or to move elsewhere. I voted for staying because it would take us a couple of years of no projects for him if we looked elsewhere. No, rebuilding was the healthier choice this time around. Although if we get wiped out again we might decide the gods are trying to tell us something!
I, of course, have plenty of my own projects down here to work on, some of which were temporarily shelved while we had the house built and worked on the insurance. What about you? What “lights your fire”? What makes you feel enthusiastic and engaged in life?