Setbacks Happen in Life

Updated on April 20, 2017

Trying Times

Anyone have a bucket ?

I have the water

The snow is all gone

Why didn't I think

Snow turns to water

Melting and thawing

Looks great on the outside

What is happening underneath the ground is a different story

Water in our basement

A couple of inches here and there

Now I have to pull things out

Let my cellar dry out

Things happen

Not the end of the world

Nobody hurt

Nobody dying

Like my wife says we will get through this

We had plans with friends


We had plans with other friends the next day

My wife is going

I send my love

First things first

I had to rent a storage bin

Rent a u haul truck to bring it there

I am thinking three or four days to dry out

Then we can move everything back

Inconvience yes

An expense we didn't plan on


We like the things we have

We had water in the past

Things things were up high anyway

Tiime consumming and physically exhausting

A sad story to tell

Maybe a funnier story later

Going back to moving box by box

Yesterday it rained

It made things worse

The dry stuff became wet

Bad timing

Today is a windy and dry day

Off to a good start

For all you people out there

Wishing you a dry future

So that you never have to deal with water problems

Most of all a fun day

Hopefully you are doing what you love

Because I can't wait to get back to writing about water

It is so different than dealing with water

This moment in time

Gives me a reflection of life

Not always pretty and nice

I honestly believe

Still amazing

Just another lesson that I have to learn

I learn it by exercising

A lot of bending and reaching

I was getting a little belly

I have been meaning to exercise

I have a lot of excuses ot I just forgot

Now I get to work the pounds off

Little by little

Today is just a jump start

Thank you God


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      3 years ago

      Audrey Hunt Each day I continue to dance on with all the beauty and love around me. Little and big surprises throw me off track. I know for years I have laid the track for hundreds of miles in all directions. So the key is to get back on track and go where I want to go. At the same time lay new track on a new journey ahead. Thank you for reading and sharing. Living life this way is one less thing to worry about.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      3 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      This is the stuff of which life is made. You sure have a way of turning life's little irritations into imaginative poetry. Thank you.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      3 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee We had light rain tonight. I have been clearing out the cellar a few hours each day. Later I am exhausted. Not much time for much else. Thank you for reading and sharing. Hope your day went wonderful.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      I say to everything we attempt to do there is at least one setback. If we get over the major hurdle we are up and at them.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      3 years ago

      Ms Dora It is a struggle and the best thing I can do is focus my energy to all the positive things in my life. Then when the time is right I will be excited and happy doing everything I love. Thank you for your support and love. Have a beautiful day.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      What a great attitude for trying times. Not only do you accept and adjust, you encourage others at the same time.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      3 years ago

      Manatita44 Things started looking better and my cellar was starting to dry out. The weather was colder but nice.Then to my surprise more rain tonight. Life is unpredictable as the weather. Here I go again. I do what I can to give the best possible me in everything I do. Another challenge I will take on and it can only make me stronger and wiser. Thank you for reading .Your support and encouragement is so greatly appreciated.

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      3 years ago from london

      Spring in America seem to be slow this year. I've only just began seeing it and yes, we did have some rain. Hope things improve for you. Loving thoughts.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      3 years ago

      Michael-Milec I took your advice and took small rest pit stops and worked yesterday and today through out the day. Making progress and lots to think about. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

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      DREAM ON 

      3 years ago

      Shyron E. Shenko You made me laugh and forget my current situation. Good cheer is something water can never take away. Thank you so much. Puppy's love to play. Any mess can be cleaned up. It's the laughter that is precious.

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      3 years ago

      Setbacks are problems. Causing problems to say the least. To say " I am sorry" - too late DREAM ON. Won't help. Now, if we are told - and yes we are - that the things are happening for a reason, (never could accept that). You have found a perfect answer to it "Wishing you a dry future So that you never have to deal with water problems.'" Likewise my friend wishing you the same.

      Meanwhile, take it easy. Sit down, the frequent brakes, make your best cup of coffee or tee, and let those writing thoughts take spot creating a most needed relaxation.

      Yes, the trials makes us wiser, stronger more mature and victorious.

      Blessings to you and yours.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Dream on, dreamer that it would be dry today

      my little fur boy wants to play

      just to let him to go out to potty

      is an all day chore

      first mop up the muddy paw prints on the floor

      wipe off the muddy paw prints on the door

      he stuck his paw in the water dish

      now it's not fit to drink

      now more paw prints on the floor

      and a few more on the door

      I'll think of this when we have a drought

      and remember what the water is all about

      Blessings always


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