I'm so happy right now.
That's not why I'm happy. Obviously, when it's a muggy June day in Texas, and you're already sinking your entire savings into house renovations, the a/c quitting is not high on the list of things that are going to make me break out in a chorus of "The Rainbow Connection."
|Although it's always a welcome diversion.|
But through a community Facebook page, I found a link to a local HVAC guy. I called him, thinking I'd get a voice mail or message service. Instead, I got the guy himself, who will be over within the hour to check out my a/c. On a Sunday evening. For no charge.
|Would not be at all surprised if Ashton Kutcher showed up at my door instead.|
But you know what? Even that is not why I'm happy. After all, I could still be looking at a hefty price tag to fix or replace my a/c unit. I mean, good selling point for the house to have new a/c, but I would like to be able to eat between now and closing.
Here's why I'm happy.
It's dusk here in Texas, and by the time the HVAC guy shows up, it will be dark. So a few minutes ago I turned on my porch light for him.
I haven't had a functioning porch light in years. YEARS. The wiring went bad or something. So for years I've been apologizing to anyone who comes to my front door at night and setting out floodlights on Halloween so as not to dissuade the neighborhood children from trick-or-treating at my darkened house.
Now I have a brand-new light fixture on my front porch, and it totally works.
I could explain to you why I never bothered to get my porch light fixed before, or why I never installed baseboards in my formal living/dining (which I now have), or why I never had a microwave over my stove before (which I now have). But explaining that would be like laying bare all the reasons I'm leaving my marriage, because they're all related. And I'm not ready to go there yet.
It's enough for me to gaze upon my pretty new porch light and marvel that I can flip a switch and create welcome light for visitors. My next place will also have a functioning porch light, I promise.
That makes me happy.
What is the little thing that currently makes you happy? I want to know.