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My Plans Have More Holes Than A Cheese Grater


I Went To Finish One Project

Things just started to go in the wrong direction

No matter what I did

The day got worse instead of better

I learned to take a step back

Relax and try again

Telling myself stay focused



No that is not going to work

I have a wheel barrel that has a flat tire

I bought a replacement wheel

So I am trying to take off the wheel

The nut is rusted on

Then I have an older wheel barrel and that wheel is gone too

This one has a machine screw

So I will have to drill it out

No time for that now

What I thought was an easy fix

Just isn't

Improvising I used a plastic trash barrel with wheels

It sound good but it got to heavy to push

Half way to my back yard it toppled over

I had to pick up the leaves and branches

For the second time

Little things like this slow down my day

It just wasn't meant to be

At least for today

I have to clean up for lunch

I feel my body talking to me quietly

I am starting to feel it

Time to pack it up

To be continued...

I will be back at it

Tomorrow or my next morning free

We shall see


DREAM ON (author) on April 14, 2018:

Robert Sacchi As I was writing this my comment disappeared. I have to realize it just wasn't meant to be. I have two choices to laugh or cry. I laugh and think let me try it again and see what will happen next. I have an older computer so it is common for my computer to freeze up. Thank you for visiting. Have a good morning.

Robert Sacchi on April 13, 2018:

Yes, I think I may have lost some of my writings in cyberspace.

DREAM ON (author) on April 13, 2018:

Robert Sacchi Computers work so well and at the same time they freeze up and have their drawbacks. We get use to the speed and ease. When something happens with the printer or something is erased it is easy to be frustrated. Thank you so much for all your help and interest. Have a lovely morning.

Robert Sacchi on April 12, 2018:

That's one way of looking at it. Another way is it has broadened our horizons. After all writing outlets such as HubPages didn't exist in the pre-social media days.

DREAM ON (author) on April 12, 2018:

Robert Sacchi When I was small and I heard people talking about computers. I could only see the good and think how much time would be saved I never imagined how it would take away more time from our day. I watch so many people living on their phones. I wonder if we have gone to far in technology losing our humanity? Thank you for reading and sharing .Make today special.

Robert Sacchi on April 10, 2018:

Wow, I never thought of it that way.

DREAM ON (author) on April 10, 2018:

Robert Sacchi If I kept doing it the old fashioned way I would of never met so many wonderful people. It is one thing to write and it is another thing to be appreciated for the work that you do. When you take the time out of your day in hopes of changing peoples lives in some small but good way. I call that little miracles in the making. I feel the process works both ways. When I read someone else's hubs and think what were they thinking about when they wrote this hub. I get to feel and enjoy thoughts I never thought of before. Other times I say I have felt like this too. They captured my thoughts perfectly.Then when I can comment and receive feedback that they were happy that I visited. Thank you for all your time and effort. I am very happy to continue a new understanding and appreciation for writing.

Robert Sacchi on April 09, 2018:

You're welcome and good Hubbing.

DREAM ON (author) on April 09, 2018:

Robert Sacchi When I first went from writing rough drafts to the computer. It was hard transition. On the computer you can't see the progress only the end result. When you do the actual writing you make corrections and see the slow changes. A way of the future. It enabled me to go so much faster and to think differently. Thank you so much for reading and caring.

Robert Sacchi on April 06, 2018:

Remember in any work there is always a way to make it better. The advantage of HubPages is you can always go back and improve something you've posted. Get the article good then post. Over time you edit to make it a more perfect Hub.

DREAM ON (author) on April 06, 2018:

Robert Sacchi I have made some good progress on HubPages but I still have over a thousand hubs unfinished. I keep on trying to focus on what I can do and not what I can't. I always want to go back and add more but then again I am proud of what I did finish. There are so many important things that happen in any given day I find it really hard not to be swept away in all the excitement. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Robert Sacchi on April 05, 2018:

I usually work on a couple of writing projects at the same time. This has the advantage of advancing all projects to some degree. Though you don't seem to have a problem finishing projects from what I've seen on you HubPages profile.

DREAM ON (author) on April 04, 2018:

Robert Sacchi Too much of anything is a bad thing. I get to involved in one thing then my creative surge almost like a power surge pulls me in another direction. Which direction do I follow. Many times I drop something I am doing only to go in a whole different direction. In time there can be many half projects on the table but none completed. That frustrates me but it also exhilarates me at the same time. A lot like writing do we read peoples hubs or do we write our own. Sometime we have to stop what we are doing only to do something else that we feel are more important at that moment. I work many times into the wee hours of the morning. Trying to tie up lose ends. Leaving more projects to continue and more thoughts to discuss. Just before bed I say to myself I had a very productive and incredible day. I am excited what tomorrow will bring. Thank you for reading.

Robert Sacchi on April 04, 2018:

You are very creative, That is a great gift.

DREAM ON (author) on April 04, 2018:

Robert Sacchi As the night slowly closes in here. It rained all day so no time to play with the wheel barrel. A friend gave me an extra one he had. So if I get two broken ones fixed I will have three. Ideas pop into my head constantly. I love a good idea. I seen a lady put a wheel barrel on it side and cover it with dirt and make it into a flower bed. I love creative people. I keep trying to make something different. I take my ideas in my mind and slowly drag them to reality. It is not always an easy task. Sometimes they get lost like a balloon on a windy day. It breaks loose and blows away. Thank you so much for giving more food for thought.

Robert Sacchi on April 03, 2018:

Thank you.

DREAM ON (author) on April 03, 2018:

Robert Sacchi I love some of those old sayings that were suppose to guide us in the right direction. Two wrongs don't make a right. If you first don't succeed try, try again. I think they ha much meaning and truth behind them. I am always surprised when I find other people that have heard different sayings also. As we both move forward in a good, positive direction it is so nice to be able to share. I appreciate you taking the time and understanding nothing in life is what it seems. am hoping it is so much greater and more fantastic than ever. Thank you so much. Have a beautiful night.

Robert Sacchi on April 02, 2018:

You're welcome. Yes, there is a saying "quantity has its own quality."

DREAM ON (author) on April 01, 2018:

Robert Sacchi I grew up with the saying Always have many irons in the fire. Then one of them might pay off. I get excited when trying. I often fill my days and nights with new ideas and thoughts. I will keep trying and finding other people who will feel the same way. Thank you so much for reading and adding to a beautiful day.

Robert Sacchi on April 01, 2018:

Good point. By all means give it a try.

DREAM ON (author) on April 01, 2018:

Robert Sacchi You never know until you try. Even if it didn't work it could create a chain reaction for something bigger and better. Frank Atanacio I held it off till nicer weather. Now I can Spring into action and hopefully get the job done. I will keep you informed of any progress and let me know of any challenges you face. Thank you both for reading and sharing. Happy Easter and a wonderful day to all.

Robert Sacchi on March 30, 2018:

That could be a tough sell. Advice I heard for people out of work was not to listen to the news. Maybe someone should start a good news site or blog.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 30, 2018:

damn this sounds like me..LOL did you ever take care of the wheel barrel et al?

DREAM ON (author) on March 30, 2018:

Robert Sacchi I grew up hearing that saying all my life. I wonder how to create a new saying morning news gets me up and running. Evening news brings out the love in us. Late news wraps up a great day from start to finish. If you change your mind set you change the outcome. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a wonderful Friday.

Robert Sacchi on March 29, 2018:

You know the old saying: "No news is good news".

DREAM ON (author) on March 29, 2018:

Robert Sacchi I never understood why the bad people always make the news. Why not write about good people and their stories all the time. Then in the very back of the paper list the bad people like a want ad. Just their name and more about the family and the people they hurt. So other people could help them out in need. Giving little or no attention to the rotten bananas so to speak. Hasn't the world seen enough crime and injustice. We don't have to forget just do more good than bad. A way to ease the pain for everyone. Thanks so much for reading and leaving such helpful comments.

Robert Sacchi on March 29, 2018:

I agree. The bad apples seem to get much more attention so they seem to be in larger numbers than they are.

DREAM ON (author) on March 29, 2018:

Robert Sacchi I believe the world is basically good. A few bad apples are in the bunch. The good apples will always taste better and keep their shine long after all the apples are gone. We can all be an example of good. It doesn't come hard. Just be kind and see what the end result will be. I know it will be a better world than we started.

Robert Sacchi on March 28, 2018:

Good point. I suppose when it comes to having your life up ended people fall into 2 categories, those that have been and those that will be.

DREAM ON (author) on March 28, 2018:

Robert Sacchi There are many ways our days can change from day to day. Loss of jobs, change in relationships, decline in our own medical health. So while everything is going well I push myself to soak in the happiness just like a sponge. Just one hundred times bigger. Enjoy your evening.

Robert Sacchi on March 28, 2018:

Thank you, it is a good exchange of ideas.

DREAM ON (author) on March 28, 2018:

Robert Sacchi I miss understood. Sometimes the same words can leave different people with different meanings. There are people who give up as soon as things get tough. If you hang in there a little longer you might be real close to a real breakthrough. Thank you for reading and adding new knowledge to an old thought. Have a wonderful night.

Robert Sacchi on March 27, 2018:

By stupid idea I meant Homer Simpson type stupid as opposed to someone working on an invention.

DREAM ON (author) on March 27, 2018:

It is always remarkable to watch life change. Because we are part of the change and don't always realize it or understand it. Ideas make the world a better place. I disagree with you that there are no stupid ideas just thoughts that aren't complete. If you spend enough time on any thought you can create something magical. It might not be what you wanted or expected. Many ideas could be ahead of there time. We might not have the technology to see it happen. Then it isn't till years later what we thought was impractical becomes almost an every day thing. Think of the cell phone or the computer. I would enjoy seeing ideas that someone said were stupid only to rework them into something possible even practical. As always thank you for reading and discussing many different topics. Hope your day is exciting and fulfilling.

Robert Sacchi on March 26, 2018:

You're welcome.

DREAM ON (author) on March 26, 2018:

Robert Sacchi It is good to have a strong support team. You both seem to work very well together,. I am happy for you. Every day is new and different and who knows what tomorrow will bring. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a good day today.

Robert Sacchi on March 25, 2018:

My spouse is very helpful with this. She is very good about telling me if an obstacle is insurmountable. My go to strategy is to keep working at it. That is where it's good to have someone who can tell me "it's a stupid idea" or "it's time to give it up." It's also a good strategy for not having the obstacle in the first place.

DREAM ON (author) on March 25, 2018:

Robert Sacchi What do you do when you reach obstacles that stand in your way? I rely on my experience and knowledge to bring me to a new desired outcome. I am not happy with nothing. The fire still burns to push me to go farther. I do a juggling act of life and work. Until I find a better way. Thank you so much for all your input and desire. Happy Sunday.

DREAM ON (author) on March 21, 2018:

I think we accomplish much more in life having a positive attitude. Not everyone I know agrees. So many times I keep my thoughts and opinions to myself except when I write I can say how I feel without offending anyone. I find it funny how I try and do what I feel is right but it turns out wrong. Another odd subject nobody wants to talk about and discuss. I do and so I write heart out and to my surprise someone else feels like I do. How is it when you just want to make the world a better place people still want to see bad. Go figure. Thank you for your time and your comments. They are all appreciated and cherished.

Robert Sacchi on March 21, 2018:

That's a good attitude.

DREAM ON (author) on March 21, 2018:

Robert Sacchi I think when a bad day happens I will do anything to change it. Some people want to leave work early or just pull a bad attitude and make everyone else miserable too. I like to find ways or think of things to do to pick up my spirits and people around me. Thank you for reading and sharing.

Robert Sacchi on March 21, 2018:

A slick poem about a bad day. Yes, I have days where everything seems to go wrong. It makes for great comedy if it happens to someone else.

Nellieanna on May 23, 2016:

It seems pretty arbitrary if you didn't ask for the LetterPile. Anyway, your posts are here.

Dream on on May 23, 2016:

Shanmarie Another busy day. Accomplishing all I can. Thank you for reading and sharing.

Shannon Henry from Texas on May 23, 2016:

I have had one or two be moved to that site as well. Sometimes change is downright irritating. LOL But it's often for the better. And even when it's not, there's not always anything we can do about it other than embrace it as best we can.

DREAM ON (author) on May 23, 2016:

Shanmarie My comments are coming under a different heading. The letter pile. This is new to me. I am learning to embrace change. I have a lot of ideas that simply get pushed aside do to life's daily surprises. Thank you for reading and sharing.

Dream on on May 23, 2016:

Nellieanna My comments aren't posting on the usual HubPage section. I have to sign in again. Today is a challenge . One I didn't expect. Thank you for your comments.

Shannon Henry from Texas on May 22, 2016:

Love the title. All I can say is mine too! LOL I am thrilled when something goes according to plan. And even then, I have to allow for the unexpected or spontaneous happenings. It's good to have some flexibility. It's also good to find other ways. I have to do that often.

Oh. . .you asked about the virtual dementia tour, at least I think you were one who asked robustly posted about it. I published the hub . Had to write while it was still fresh in my mind. Talk about new perspectives. I mean, I expected that much. But it was more. We talked about things we did afterward and the resemblance to things dementia patients do was astounding. From placing things in strange places to startling noises to wandering even. If you get a chance, I recommend you take one.

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on May 19, 2016:

Michael, I didn't think my previous comment about wants vs. needs posted, so I re-posted it, with a few changes. Would you kindly delete the first one? I would appreciate it! haha - it's bad enough to write such lengthy comments, but to repeat them? Not good!! SHELLS.

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on May 19, 2016:

Yes, Michael, I see that in you. You seek and find what is truly of value!

I know how to live happily with or without most material ’things’. I enjoy those I have and can have, but I’ve done without and all that really mattered or matterd are the non-material blessings one enjoys abundantly, if one notices and appreciates them. The inner-resources which give joy to everything is beyond ‘riches’. Those are the ones it is wise to value and protect. In fact, even the ability to feel loss and pain are priceless gifts, though we often forget to view them as such. Without the ability to feel those, we would lack the capacity to fully feel the joys and pleasures! Life is truly ‘all that’. To have it all, one must accept it all - in that inner way.

Even some life lessons are difficult, but they enrich one’s experience and ability to embrace it ALL, as it is - and to truly and honestly love it - LIFE.

DREAM ON (author) on May 19, 2016:

Nellieanna I found that most of the things I wanted in time I really didn't need. Most of the things I needed I already had. I just never noticed it before. I also found giving to others makes me feel better. My biggest loves are life lessons and wonderful inner joys not material things. Thank you for reading and sharing.

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on May 18, 2016:

Michael, that is a very good observation about needs and wants!

I've heard it expressed as putting one person's whims ahead of another's needs. Whose are which (whims or needs) may be a matter of opinion in the situations involved. But if and when one knows that one's own needs and vital inner resources are placed at stake to satisfy someone's wants or whims and/or to fulfill their theories of how it 'ought to be' for themselves, one must take care of one's own vital needs and wish them well. It's a personal responsibility.

Yes, it is most typical of young people to that view and confusion, but it doesn't justify it. Knowing how to fulfill one’s real spiritual needs is a blessing and a strength. It’s arises from one’s own inner resources and is within one’s own capability and responsibility. It can’t be imported from someone else’s innards. No one else has the right to impose on or to diminish one’s own inner strength to try to satisfy their own wants which can only arise for them from within themselves.

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on May 18, 2016:

Michael, that is a very good observation about needs and wants. It is most typical of young people to have that confusion, but it doesn't justify it.

I've heard it expressed as putting one person's whims ahead of another's needs. Whose are which (whims or needs) may be a matter of opinion in the situations involved, but when one knows that one's own vital inner resources are placed at stake to satisfy someone's wants or whims or to fulfill their theories of how it 'ought to be' for themselves, one must take care of one's own vital needs. It's a personal responsibility.

DREAM ON (author) on May 18, 2016:

Gypsy Rose Lee I like the fresh air and the exercise. I especially find it fun to get down and dirty. Thank you for reading and sharing.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 18, 2016:

I am not very fond of garden work. However I do my share when needed. My hubby has a friend who loves gardening and every May he comes and put tomato plants into our greenhouse.

DREAM ON (author) on May 16, 2016:

Nellieanna I think most young people think needs and wants are the same. For me I appreciate having less and see beauty all around us that so many people don't see. They are to busy always wanting bigger, faster, better more and more. Thank you again.

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on May 16, 2016:

I was born in the middle of the Great Depression, in 1932. My parents were born in the early 1890s and grew up knowing how to improvise and 'make-do'. It was a way of life, especially during the Depression. I could name so many things they did to get by and to use the little money coming in from their hard efforts to first pay for the ranch i(their source of income) nstead of having any luxuries. In fact Mother used to say that Dad never spent money on luxuries and she never spent money on necessities! haha -- But they started with nothing and built a life for themselves and four children, whom they all sent through college. That was one of their goals, in fact.

So it was second-nature to save and conserve things and to figure out a 'way around' a problem as they went along. I was the youngest by many years and probably didn't have it as hard as my elder siblings but I learned and know I can always find or create a way, no matter what.

In my life, I also came to realize that, at times, though, it is the best decision to replace something rather than fixing it, - depending on the value of one's time then. It's not only physical resources one must conserve, - but time must be invested in the best ways, as well as one's health and peace of mind. Not many things are worth getting 'uptight' about. Sometimes it's simply not all that important or worth the investment of one's self, time or money! It takes experience to know when to let go and when to 'dig in'. But when it's natural for oneself to see, find or create solutions, to conserve things and to figure out a way, naturally happens that one does so. It often takes less time and effort to do that than it takes to locate replacements! Many things that seem so important at the moment dissolve overnight. And it feels so good to know one has consciously made valuable choices and followed through with them, whichever way it goes!

DREAM ON (author) on May 15, 2016:

Nellieanna Most people would buy a new wheel barrel and throw out the old. I like to be creative and try to fix or make one that has never been made before. A different wheel maybe bigger or wider than ever thought of before. I have a lot of thought connected to ( depression era) where people didn't have money to spend they had to make do. Find a way. Save their money for other things. It takes time to think and be creative. The wheel barrel is still in good shape other than the wheel. It is an old metal one. I remember stories from my parents who lived through the depression where they appreciated the value of a hard earned dollar. I think I push my thinking to extreme. Thank you for your responses. Happy Sunday.

DREAM ON (author) on May 14, 2016:

MsDora I let things unfold and keep a watchful eye to surprises I didn't see before. Sometimes changing my interests to another project and later tackling this one again. Thank you for sharing and may your day bring more happiness.

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on May 13, 2016:

Yes, sometimes it seems that 'things' are working against one's plans. But it's a wise person who lets go of the frustration of it and gives it time. Time almost always helps to resolve it, as we see a way around the glitch, - OR - it lets us see that it wasn't all that important anyway!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 13, 2016:

"It just wasn't meant to be"? Sometimes we discover later that it was the best way for it to be; I can relate.

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