Final Quote Challenge — #3

I’ve been nominated by The Project Patrol to give a favorite quote 3 days in a row. Today I’m presenting my third and final quotation in The Quote Challenge.

This is not my normal graphic but you get the picture.
This has been a philosophical challenge.

Over the recent past as a society we’ve seen so much unspeakable behavior that it’s difficult to believe people can forgive in such a magnanimous fashion as has happened in Charleston, South Carolina.

Forgiveness is our power to change the world.
Forgiveness is our power to change the world.

Knowing that forgiveness saves the heart of the forgiver from being broken doesn’t necessarily make forgiveness easier, just imperative.

We're waiting for the dining room wallpaper to be delivered and we need to decide on a permanent home for the leftover cabinets we've been storing in the dining room.
We’re waiting for the dining room wallpaper to be delivered and we need to decide on a permanent home for the leftover cabinets we’ve been storing in the dining room.

The rain yesterday didn’t allow for much renovation work so Charlie and I worked on a few small repairs before attending a surprise 90th birthday for a relative.

It took every method know to man get the tub unclogged. In the end it was Charlie's persistence with a snake on a power drill to free the drain.
It took every method known to man get the tub unclogged. In the end it was Charlie’s persistence with a snake on a power drill that freed the drain.

Clearing the totally stopped bathtub. AGAIN!

At one point the snake broke and caught Charlie in the hand.
At one point the snake broke and caught Charlie in the hand.

I cannot wait until one of our new bathrooms are useable.

We keep our oversized coffee grinder in the pantry.
We keep our oversized coffee grinder in the pantry.

And our monster coffee grinder needed a small machine screw to hold together the chute where the newly-ground coffee comes out.

The screw on one side of the grinder's cleaning chute was missing.
The screw on one side of the grinder’s cleaning chute was missing.

Lack of connection on one side has been putting undue strain on the other side.

The nut and washer were integral to the machine, I just needed to find a machine screw that would fit.
The nut and washer were integral to the machine, I just needed to find a machine screw that would fit.

Now it’s fixed.

Do you forgive easily?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Final Quote Challenge — #3”

  1. I have been pondering forgiveness for many months, for things that happened in my past. It’s a very hard concept for me to wrap my head around, especially since the people in question don’t take any responsibility for their actions. I would like to forgive, but it’s something I’m still working on.

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