I am participating in the 31 Days of Free Writes October challenge. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.
Today’s prompt: Work
My car needs work.
While it does need mechanical work (this north Florida summer without air conditioning has been pretty miserable), what I mean today is that it needs work to not be such a cluttered, trash-can-on-four-wheels mess.
There’s also this weird piece of weather-proofing that won’t stay in place that dangles down by the passenger side window. My daughter looked at it Friday and rolled her eyes (maybe not literally but ….).
This car, despite its mechanical issues and cluttered nature, is the one big thing in my life that is paid for free and clear.
Therefore I gave myself the gift of five extra minutes this morning before writing to work on cleaning out the car. Five minutes is only a dent but it’s a start!
I hesitated. Would my husband hear the garage door opening at o’dark and jump out of bed, wondering what the heck I was up to?
It was also raining, so it was tempting to put it off.
But I squeezed in, avoiding most of the rain, and got to work.
Now I have a passenger seat that has been cleared off of all the receipts and little shreds of paper I wasn’t sure what to do with and a passenger floorboard that no longer has the discarded cell phone portable charger that I threw down there in disgust when it stopped working.
It was a baby step, but as baby steps go, it’s one that made my heart happy, my car a little lighter (see yesterday’s post), and my car a little more bearable. It was work worth doing.
Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. My pronouns are she/her/hers.