“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.”
~ David G. Allen
Behold the beautiful flat space where my new vegetable gardens shall go. It seems so peaceful, doesn’t it?
Part of that peacefulness is derived from the fact that the excavator driver snagged the farm’s power cable two days ago. The excavator kept chugging along with the cable caught up. Our tiny old timber farmhouse shook and pitched in protest. After which the cable broke, plunging us into chaos.
It was a big job. The cable actually runs through the top of the roof from one side to the other, before exiting to go down to the spring where our pumphouse is – the one that supplies our entire farm with water. Old wiring that would never be done in the modern-day, but this is an old, old house.
It’s okay. No-one was hurt. But it has certainly made things a little more crazy than usual.
For the past two days we’ve had a little intermittent power and a lot of no power at all. Lots of rewiring and checking and building new things has happened. Right as I am busy getting ready to launch my amazing secret thing… Right as I am finalising preparations for my Soul Sanctuary Retreat which begins on Saturday. Right as I was trying to do a website upgrade.
Right in the middle of a heatwave.
When there is no power, no computer, no internet, no fan, no phone.
Of course. These things always happen like that. 🙂
Today the electricians are coming to wire the final things and the problem will be sorted. The farm will have all new wiring. A vast improvement on the old.
In the meantime I shall be hard to reach, and not able to answer many emails or messages until we get the power back on properly and for good. At least it has given me time for resting and journalling and meditating in the lead-up to retreat and my Brisbane workshops and Christmas Party. So it’s not all bad.
And I think my new vegetable gardens will be smashing!
I’ll leave you with some tranquil farm scenes from earlier this morning. I’m off to make a pot of tea and catch up on some emails before the power goes off again.
Much love, Nicole xx