Frank AKA PCGuyIV asks us to answer his Tuesday question honestly.
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So here’s the question:
When was the last time you had well thought-out plans that got dashed to pieces by circumstances beyond your control? Were you able to “make lemonade” out of the “lemons” life handed you, or did you have to completely step back and regroup?
Hubby and I learned a long time ago that if we planned anything, it would nearly always go belly up.
We had school holidays sussed when we applied for fostering as Hubby worked for a school. Enter stupid social worker obsessed with young babies short term and non working Mums.
We had a week’s camping holiday lined up with my uncle and aunt, which turned into embarrassment as we couldn’t pitch our own tent and had to share their trailer tent. Our side was too short to get comfortable and we had two dogs plus two snorers to contend with. We ended up sleeping in the car and left the next day. We didn’t have a dog then.
In 2014, we were selling the cottage and had a plan of sorts, dependent on when our buyers notified us of a time frame. They gave us 7 days, the day they completed on their own sale. It was a nightmare, but we managed to get the minimum 15 days and pulled it off, even though we had nowhere to go, hadn’t arranged storage for our furniture or notified the utility companies.
Hubby and I are good at working off the cuff. We have an idea and a gist, and that’s about as far as our plans go now.