For Now

As I move about my home, and gets things fixed or put in place, I’m frequently using the words “for now”.

  • This will work as a jerry-rigged solution, for now.
  • I can store this here, for now.
  • That looks fine, for now.

I keep reminding myself that I’ve been in this space less than 3 months, and I don’t plan to leave anytime soon, so I don’t need to have all of my ideas implemented right away. My impatience must be tamped down, and that energy turned in a different direction: towards things that are required for existing, rather than improving my life.

The temporary solution to the torn and cracked rubber on a slider is to supplement it with Gorilla tape and it completely works. I have a Brita filter pitcher, so I don’t have to search out a Moen undersink filter right away. Replace the outlets in the kitchen with GFCI ones? Absolutely necessary for safety. “Island time” applies to home improvements, too.

But, oh, can I tell you how much I want to go nuts at Lowe’s and Home Depot and bring in contractors?