That’s what I’ve had to do. I planned to start planting my peppers today but yesterday didn’t go so well with rehab. I came home in intense pain and could barely walk. Now, I expect rehab to hurt a bit but WOW! So, today, instead of standing up, planting peppers off and on this afternoon, I did a lot of icing my knee, resting, and helping pack seed orders and make labels for packets, as Dara and Sherri were here.
I think one of the most necessary traits of a homesteader is being able to roll with the punches life gives you. For instance, Will has been working on our water delivery system from our two 350-gallon storage tanks via a 12-volt water pump, to a pressure tank, etc. He’s done it before and had no problems. Then, our pressure tank bladder ruptured, and our trouble began. He replaced the tank, and still, we had first a dribble, then, finally, a decent stream of water. (It made showers an unpleasant experience!) Then he found the pump was faulty. Replaced that. It’s much better but the pump still kicks on, seemingly for no reason, staying on for several minutes. (No, we don’t have a leak somewhere.) He’s got some ideas and will hit the project again soon.
Then, there’s our propane kitchen range. The dratted oven will come on but not go up to temperature normally. He YouTube videoed it and the consensus was the control box on the top was faulty. He bought a new one for $300, installed it and … wait … it still does the very same thing. Yep, it makes you want to pull your hair and scream. But this stuff happens in life, and you just need to draw a few deep breaths and think of something else that will fix the situation. There’s nearly always a solution if you just think about it awhile. For me, it’s just waiting till I have my rehab tomorrow and, hopefully, plant my peppers this weekend. For Will, it’s just figuring out a solution to his problems, which nearly always happens … sooner or later.