Wednesday, May 31, 2006

OK, here's a peak at the peg board

There are more pictures of my garage project on my photo blog.

Let's see, if I am 54 years old (I am), and have been sober since I was 32 (which I have), and the first ten years of my sobriety were pretty chaotic (which they were), then I have had almost twelve years now of peace and serenity. But from years ten til sixteen I managed to start and finish my bachelors degree and then go on to get my masters degree, all while working full time, supporting myself and raising kids sporadically - I wouldn't call that exactly peaceful and serene... or was it? I digress... So let's say the last 5 years of my life have been peaceful and serene (which they have). That means that of a life of 54 years, I have had 5 years of peace and serenity. Which means that .0925 of my life has been peaceful and serene.

This is all a very long way of explaining WHY I think putting peg board on my garage wall is exciting. I used my own little black and decker cordless drill and my own little ladder and my own little arms, legs, and hands to put it up. I didn't have a fight with anyone. The police were not called. There were no suicide threats or attempts. I didn't write a hot check for any of the above. I am not hiding from anyone today. I am just a normal appearing granny living alone in her little green house with the flag flying on the front porch.

And for all of this I am more grateful than words can say.

Thanks all you bloggers for enriching my life.

23 comments:

Scott said...

he he you are a riot, girl! I love it! This is exactly the kind of stuff that pleases me as well. (although I do seem to still require some crazy now and then, or I feel somethings missing in my life!) My, what a great post on living sober a day at a time. Amazing how things change over time, huh?

BigSkymAAck said...

Now that looks very good. Very (here goes Dave a new word) Grannyish, wrong grannyesque you deserve a word that is a little classier. I am happy for you. And as well have a place in the sun. It seems to me that would make a great song title.
FAEA

Mary Christine said...

I have that song on my I-pod and I can imagine driving through the desert of Arizona every time I hear it!

Mark W. said...

Wow - can I relate! Great job with the peg board and organization.

At 10 yrs. "quality dry" I started working in construction at 54 yrs. old.

Now, I'm almost finished with two years of work remodeling our "new" house. And people say it looks great while I think to myself, if you only knew.

Never in my wildest dreams...

dAAve said...

What a nice Granny-ish thing to do. And there also appears to be flags flying in your garage, as well, next to the well-organized peg board that you installed with your battery-powered tool while using the steps and assorted appendages.

Scott W said...

Peg board is a great invention!

Rex said...

You go girl! Thanks for sharing.

Trudging said...

You touched me! I love the picture too.

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Tab said...

OH you gave me goosebumps !!!

Shannon said...

I love it!
you ROCK!!!!
great job on your PEG BOARD and getting those shelves up

Anonymous said...

Hi there, no blog for me yet....just have to get over this fear that if I let people know me they won't like me........ (alcoholism?)...besides, I don't know how to set one up....I feel like I am a retard, helpless and hopeless.....I hate it....thanks for sharing your experience strength and hope...may be I can do this too....one step at a time...

Anonymous said...

by the way, thanks for advise.... today is day two of my fast....I'm not really hungry but I want the day to go really "fast"....I go to a BB study meeting tonite....Bye.

Mary Christine said...

Oy. Anonymous, I know you didn't ask for advice, but that fasting is pretty dangerous stuff for an alcoholic. Please be careful, OK? And if you look at my blog, there is a little link on the top that says "get your own blog" - it is about as easy as clicking on that. But don't do it if it makes you uncomfortable.

lash505 said...

ahhh there is hope for me too. Big 10

NMAMFQLMSH said...

I love your little green house with that flag so proudly waving in the breeze.
I see you,
JJ

Tracie said...

As a good friend of mine would say, OUTSTANDING! Love the pegboard and I'm so glad you decided to relieve our anxieties and post a picture. Guess you know you had lots of virtual cheerleaders for your pegboard project, right? I'm with bigyskymaack...you deserve an elegant moniker like "grannyesque." Keep those flags flyig!

Christine said...

Hi
I envy you your 5 years of serenity. I was just told that I wouldn't know serenity if it bit me in the ass.

Your house and porch look very inviting.

You give me hope when I see your pegboard and more. Thanks

Sober Chick said...

I am loving it. Do you have a work belt to? If not you should get one. Tools of recovery, tools of working around the house. All needed to live in that peaceful home of yours.

Mary Christine said...

I don't have a tool belt, but I have a tool box - which I think is so cool.

I also have a tool box of another kind. Alcoholics Anonymous. What a miracle that is.

Anonymous said...

Super color scheme, I like it! Good job. Go on.
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