“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” Confucius
I have heard it said that good and bad things come in threes. Well it seems I’ve been hit with 3+ challenges this week alone. The week stated with the transmission on my car dying and the after-market insurance I purchased, trying to weasel out of paying for the repair by requesting 2 years of maintenance records. To make matters worse, the dealership I have been taking my car to the last 9 years updated their computer system and lost all records prior to April of 2011 – just my luck. If that wasn’t enough for one person to handle one of our dogs, Orchid, who is about 15 years old, is on her way out. I know nothing lasts forever, but it is difficult to lose a pet – even an older pet. Pets have their own little personalities and after living with them for years they truly become a part of the family. It’s difficult to see them get old and needy. Our other two dogs have issues as well, but at this time we are dealing with them as best we can. Lastly, (at least I hope it the last) on Friday our horse Max wouldn’t eat – seems he has a bad tooth. Everything just seems to be piling up and of course at the worst possible time of year – property taxes are due and Christmas is coming. My next post, hopefully, will be more upbeat.