Well, it’s almost perfect… especially considering that I have no idea what I’m doing and what I do is done my way which is the path of the mistake-making mess.
Mess did happen, as did mistakes, but luckily things smoothed out almost perfectly.
I’m sure someone else can find fault and flaw with it, and downgrade it from almost perfect to not at all anywhere near even almost perfect, not even near okay…
and yes, I did smooth it out a bit more…
shit that someone finding fault and flaw is me, but I know that already 😉 !
What I didn’t know that I was going to take an ‘after’ picture (see below):
So I didn’t take a ‘before’ picture.
However the ‘before’ of it sort of looked like the other bathroom’s window, albeit it was a little less deconstructed than that one, and that will require more work to fix.
Anyway… it looked something like this (see below) in its ‘before’:
I was supposed to do the cementing yesterday, but got sidetracked by something else and decided to do it today – glad I made that decision because I was more focused on what I needed to do today than I was yesterday.
Sometimes a delay, and procrastination, is exactly what needs to happen for something to get done better than it would have been done had you pushed through, forced yourself.
“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.”― Earl Wilson
While working on this segment of this DYI project, I found my thoughts kept returning to a post I’d skim-read this morning which several of the bloggers that I follow had reblogged.
I’m not going to link to the original post because even though it is well-written and overall its message is good, there’s something about it which bothered me, there’s something about that particular blogger which bothers me – I could just be being an a-hole about it and them… I’ll figure things out later, maybe.
I think it came to mind while I was cementing because once cement dries it becomes hard to remove. So if you regret what you did once it is set, it’s going to require a chisel and a hammer, and a lot of effort to change things. It’ll also make an even bigger mess than when it was being applied.
It’s all soft and squishy at first… but then it’s rock hard. Thoughts are kind of like that too, especially those thoughts which solidify and insist that such and such is reality.
When someone says something along the lines of – this is how people should be to be considered good people, successful people, people worthy of our good opinion, etc… that thing they said is soft and squishy.
Is it true, are they right, or are they making stuff up, creating a reality, and they’re hoping we’ll believe it (hoping we won’t do due diligence and check out if they’re walking their talk, living the life they’re claiming to live, are who they say they are, aren’t a narcissist, etc), trust them as an ‘expert’ perhaps, agree with them (because it suits us and our own reality creating to do so), help them to harden what they said into a real true thing which will become a set in stone thing.
If we buy into what they’re selling and help them to make it popular, then their soft and squishy slowly hardens into social criteria, becomes the norm, and soon everyone will be spouting it as though it’s the true truth, using it to judge others, judge themselves, be judged by others by it.
It’s set like stone now… it’s going to be tough to remove it.
Isn’t it a shame that future generations can’t be here to see all the wonderful things we’re doing with their money?– Earl Wilson
Over to you!