The Writer’s Wheel 10/4/2020 Loleta Abi

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The Writer’s Wheel 10/4/2020: Fall’s Benefits

Loleta Abi

Fall is always such a pleasant time for me. It’s cooler and that helps my HS. The crispness in the air also helps me to be more productive whereas summer always has me barely slogging through with the heat. It’s still a bit hot here later in the day but the nights are wonderful! I know a lot of other writers out there have favorite times of the years to write as well. What’s yours?

I think it harkens back to the years I was in school. Fall seemed to be the time for things to come alive. To begin again, a new year. It felt like it gave you a free pass to do things better. Life has its moments and most of mine were in the fall of the year. Apple cider and donuts. Football. The marching band playing. It all blends into one inspiring time.

Right now, things are a bit out of control with my property. Or rather, my plumbing. They say I need to put a whole new water line in as the one in the crawlspace is no longer any good. Blame it on groundhogs. Sigh. The underneath of my house is flooded. I’m awaiting an estimate, news on whether the insurance will help pay for any of it, and then weeks more before the work could be scheduled.

Things might not turn out so good. I’ve already been told by the water company I might want to look at rentals. I don’t want to give up on this place and yet, it’s become a regular money pit from the storms to the repairs. It’s in a neighborhood also that’s deteriorating as well. A lot of residents have moved on and abandoned places. They’ve recently begun to clean up the town to look inviting to buyers but it’s like, if they see the houses around here, they can surely see how tarnished they are. Would anyone move into a neighborhood like that?

Once upon a time, I had no choice. I had to take what I could get. Times aren’t exactly brewing with choices now, but hopefully, things will work out. Funds are limited with my disability check and even though both my son and daughter are working, I’m not sure how much longer they’ll stick around. My daughter has met someone and their making plans. My son will be with me for a longer time until well, he meets someone most likely. There are the pets to think of. There are some places that allow them but right now, the rentals are taken. Guess everyone’s looking for a new place to live. I should know more within the next few months if not sooner.

All in God’s hands!

Have a great week, take care, and God bless!

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