Homebuilding is not an activity well suited to procrastinators. Putting off important decisions about planning and building ( there are no UN-important ones ) is dangerous. To end up with a home that is right and ready you have to train yourself to think fast, and in-the-moment, but not like the guy in the following poem.
This is an excerpt from the book, IF I’D KNOWN THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN I BUILT MY HOUSE, I MIGHT’VE GONE CAMPING INSTEAD,
A Little Late
by Andy Bozeman
With a cellular phone in the palm of his hand
He deftly dialed Catalog Sales.
In quiet tranquility he was secure
In the thought that his phone never fails.
“May I help you?” she answered in catalog sales,
Her voice with a lilt like a flute.
“Yes, thanks.” he replied, then placed his request
For a single, deluxe parachute.
She took down his order and charged his account,
Then told him she’d send it and how.
“Not overnight air!” he nervously said.
“I need that delivered right now!”
And to that request she wryly replied
In a voice feigning slightly deep sorrow,
“It is with regret and should be no surprise,
But that won’t arrive ‘til tommorrow.”
In anger he quivered.
With gasping he shivered.
His countenance turned to insane.
His face blushed to red as he yelled,
“That Won’t Do!
For I’ve Already Jumped From
The Very End
Andy Bozeman is the author of
IF I’D KNOWN THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN I BUILT MY HOUSE, I MIGHT’VE GONE CAMPING INSTEAD
Available from Amazon Kindle
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