& other tales from my dysfunctional apartment So I need to use my blender ... which I have to haul out from its very inconvenient resting spot under the sink, & wash before using; the dust here is epic, shall we just politely say (& not in a nice way)
So I do all that
& now it’s time to plug it in
So I un-plug the fridge
(Yeah, if you leave the fridge plugged in & plug in a “small appliance” like a toaster or coffee grinder or something, you’ll blow a fuse)
Of course I could use the outlet over by the window – but there’s no countertop there to set the blender on
Or, I could use the outlet in the bathroom (which is where I plug in the coffee grinder) but … no counter top
& I just chuckle at it all
‘cos actually I am crazy about this apartment, myriad dysfunctionalities notwithstanding (location, location, location :) ).
& I reflect on my messy (still-couch-less) living room
that in many parts of the world today a room of that size would be used to sleep 10 or 12 people (or more!)
who would be mighty grateful indeed for its warmth, comfort & safety
& who would not even notice petty nonsense like dust & half-dysfunctional electrical outlets.
You know what I mean?
Gotta keep things in perspective, hmmm?
‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “Abundance is not something we acquire. It’s something we tune into.” – Wayne Dyer
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