"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Thursday, July 21, 2011


For the past couple of weeks, Keith has been teaching himself electronics - not all of it, I'm sure, but the bits he's interested in. Unfortunately, this meant taking over the dining room, which is very small, and covering every inch of the table with what I would loosely call 'bits and pieces'.( I believe the scientific term would be -bits and pieces). 
But that's not all. In addition, he was building a new, thankfully smaller, computer for NASA, so there were various computer components littered around the living room. Oh, and he has taken the caravan television to pieces too in a, so far unsuccessful,  attempt to mend it.
I am fairly patient and long-suffering (Yes, I am, Kathy!) but if there's one thing which really, really gets to me, it's being surrounded by mess. It doesn't matter that, to Keith it's not mess but precious and interesting stuff, I have only to look around and my positive mood reading immediately drops to double negative with more negative on top.
So now, he's moved everything to the study upstairs. It meant that some of my stuff was unceremoniously ejected, but I can live with that on the basis of 'out of sight, out of mind' is far more bearable.
Peace reigns once more ...


Yorkshire Pudding said...

Keith seems to be behaving like a caveman - bones and flint arrowheads everywhere. To make him feel more comfortable in his suburban cave may I suggest that you nip down to the local fancy dress hire shop to see if they have a Wilma Flintstone costume...."WILLLLMAAAAH!"

John Gray said...

we inhabit the same sort of world!


Jennyta said...

YP, good idea. I quite fancy a Wilma costume and Keith dressed as Fred Flintstone - well, the mind boggles!

John, commiserations from a fellow sufferer. ;)

Shooting Parrots said...

Be careful what you wish for. Did you know that the Flintsones once advertised cigarettes?

I know this has nothing to do with Keith's organised chaos, but I only found this out yesterday.

cheshire wife said...

I know the feeling, but I have insisted from day one that all husband's bits and pieces live in either the study or the garage, otherwise they would be all over the cottage.

Jennyta said...

I didn't know that, SP.

CW, what we really need is a bigger house, I think. :)


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