1st of September. A Series of... Events

in The LIFESTYLE LOUNGE5 months ago

As if we have not had enough.

Hey, hey, hey! We have just reached a milestone. We have survived 8 months of 2020 already! I know you will all agree when I say that it is something not to be taken lightly.

Our lives have been sent to topsy turvy, but I chose to ride on.


They say, "When Life gives you lemons, make lemonade." But what if you are being thrown lemons after lemons after lemons? Will you still have enough energy to make lemonade?

Since the beginning of the year, I most of the time do not pay attention to the calendar anymore. It freaks me out! Days are like bubbles that pop right in front of me. But then of course, at one point I have to focus and realign. There are due dates, bills and obligations that need to be fulfilled.

This morning I woke up and let myself just absorb the fact that we are down to the very last quarter of 2020. I prayed it will be an abundant one.

But then, a lot of obligations are there this month, I want to scream, "Wake me up when September ends".

Of course, I cannot do that. So let's start at how awesome the first of September has been.

The Car.

I woke up and walked across the road where I have parked my car. It's been sitting there over the weekend because it's registration has expired. Lots of money is required to finish the registration (insurance and FINES!) but somehow, @kennyroy and I really pushed for this to be done today. Okay, that's mostly @kennyroy. 😐 We gathered the money that's supposed to be enough to finish everything.

But! Event #1. As I tried to start the car, the battery was dead. Zilch. Nada. Nothing.


Whatdaa... We did not expect that. Ahhm, it's due to die one of these days (it's 2 years old ffs!), but why today?!

In the end, I called the first number Google search recommended and got a new battery delivered and installed. He came after one hour.

It's easy to get disappointed, but I just thought that the car didn't start because God just simply didn't want me to drive a car with expired insurance and registration.

The Printer.

The kids and I were going through the day as we normally do. Little Miss came up with a coloring challenge, for which she wanted me to print 2 copies of a drawing.

Guess what-- Event #2, there was something wrong with the paper feeder. It was not taking the paper in.


Who would have thought that this piece of cardboard would finish my problem. I searched a few videos in YouTube and saw one suggesting to keep pushing the document feeder using a hard cardboard to push out whatever is blocking the paper.


What is this chip of wood doing inside a printer?!

It would have been easy to get frustrated, but chose no to. See, the kids finished their coloring challenge.

In the kitchen

It's finally afternoon. I got hungry and decided to cook.



Event #3! The pan handle broke and the pan fell to the floor. I was really taken aback. Like, seriously. What the heck was happening?!

Fortunately, the pan didn't land directly on my foot.


It's finally night time. We made it through the day! I couldn't believe it.

So I sat in front of the laptop, checking out Hive, cryptos, and messages.

Then I saw a message from my aunt telling me that our uncle finally lost his battle with lung cancer. It was no longer a surprise, but it still hurt.

On the other hand, it must really be time that he rested to stop his suffering and that of the people around him.

The Lemonade

Oh well. I think I was able to make a lot of lemonade today. It really was a series of significant events that highlighted my day.

It would have been easier to just raise both hands and say, "I give up", but I chose to accept things and say "let's get it on!"

How about you? How did your day go?

I certainly wish it went well.



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Wow! What a series of mishaps. Let's hope your luck is on the upswing now.

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Yeah, it really was extraordinary. We're springing back up, everything went well today thankfully. 😊

Good new post

Worst situation of the car... But thanks God it's done.

Hahaha... The funny part is the printer and the pan! (^_^)

It was really something! 😕