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Gratitude: A new project

My husband, like most people, has had some change in his work life. In his case, it’s a change to rosters and shift timings, with a major difference being that there is now a team being held in reserve in case someone on one of the active teams falls sick.

Today, he starts a 10-day reserve block, meaning that if one of the other teams gets stood down, he will have four hours notice to go back on active duty. While this may sound like 10 days off, while we’re still in lockdown with nowhere to go, to him it sounds like pure torture.

The dream…

Fortunately, he’s found a project to keep him busy. He’s going to build me some raised timber garden beds. While this may sound relatively easy, one complicating factor is that the beds will line our driveway. Our very steep driveway. So he’s got to figure out how to make level planter boxes on a steep slope.

We’ve just ordered a load of timber, which will hopefully arrive soon and give him something to focus on while he’s at home for ten days. With any luck he won’t get called to work and I’ll have shiny new planter boxes by the end of the ten days!

Meanwhile, I’m busy deciding what to plant. Oh the choices!

Today, I’m grateful that my husband has found a new project to keep himself focused and busy, and I’m grateful that I will have lovely new planter boxes at the end of it!

What are you grateful for today?

This post was inspired by Discover Prompts, Day 28: Focus.


4 comments on “Gratitude: A new project

  1. MrsWayfarer
    April 29, 2020

    Good luck on your new project!

  2. James
    April 29, 2020

    Dear Penne. It is so good to see you are moving along with focusing on family and appreciation. Best wishes, James

    • Penne Cole
      April 30, 2020

      Thanks James! Great to hear from you again. Hope you and your family are doing well.

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