Second best thing ever

Since I retired, I’ve been making my house more inviting – for myself mainly. I spend considerably more time here – and most of it in the daylight!

Some time ago, while living in Connecticut, I developed pneumonia and pleurisy, while at a convention – such a good time. (In those days, I was a commuter, taking the train from CT to NYC daily; that often meant leaving in the dark and coming back home in the dark.) So – once diagnosed, I was ordered to rest at home for at least ten days. I spent a good deal of that time on the couch in the living room – and in the daylight. I saw things I’d been in too much of a hurry to see before. That little rest at home resulted in a lot of painting and carpet cleaning etc.

That’s what is going on with me now. Things that seemed just fine when I wasn’t here a lot aren’t so fine anymore. I built the pool as an embrace of my new life. And it was the best thing I’ve ever done.

Recently though, I did the second best thing. My house is quite small and has no garage or attic or utility room. There is a carport, which I pretty much used for the car. No more.

Ta-da!! Instant garage, utility room, work area. It’s a whole new room. The car lives outside now, which is its problem. I’m happy as a clam. This is two sections of vinyl fence mounted onto the house. Very simple. Not expensive. And my new favorite bestest thing ever.

9 responses to “Second best thing ever

    • Whee! Whoppeee! If I still drank the elixers, I’d be adding rocks to the glass right now. Congrats Brian. Congrats! You did what’s supposed to be impossible today.


  1. And it’s a real job too, Mt. Sinai Medical Center! I’ll be training people on the new medical records system!


  2. My god Brian, that’s really fantastic. Not only a job, but one in the only growing segment of the job market. You’re a genius!

    Is Mt. Sinai far for you?


  3. 6 week certification process first (paid) at Columbia U, then over to the hospital, it’s a half hour commute for me.


  4. Thanks so much, I’ve been looking for almost 3 months, hard slogging let me tell you.


  5. The “garage” is brilliant! Works perfectly, looks great. A/c, garage, pool, new kitchen, paint…house is transformed.


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