For those of you who don't know, we live in a reather old house that needs a little bit of love. Ahem.
One of our problem areas is water, as you can see in the photo. This is a wall in our basement. Yes, that crucial area of the house that keeps it from falling down. When we get rain of any significant amount, a small...fountain, if you will... springs from a crack in the wall.
I used to worry about this. But not any more. Not after I've discovered...
Yes, that's right. Zen Shui. It is my new philosophy. It combines ideas of Zen and Feng Shui. I would try to explain how you too can get to this point but it would be useless. You must go into your own wet basement and walk the path yourself.
At any rate, now that I have achieved calm balance with my home, you can see the improvements...
No more fretting about the house falling down around me! Now I just sit and realax, rocking in my chair, maybe reading (for the Literary Curious among you, the two books on the table are The Poetry of Robert Frost and Microhydro: Clean Power From Water) or maybe just meditating to the sound of trickling water and the coal stoker crunching away a ton a day.
Ok, not really a ton a day. More like...um... a ton a month.
WHAT?! A TON A MONTH?!! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!! Do you realize how much that is? A freaking ton a month! For what? To keep this monstrosity of a refigerator that I call home just above freezing? Ugh!
Stop. Calm. Breath, breath, breath.
Ok...so I have to work on a few things in my new philosophy. But I'm on my way to enlightenment!