Hope is what keeps us going. Without it, what’s the point?
I always take a quart of hope to the hair salons, hoping I don’t look like someone out of the 70s or someone in their 70s (yes, both have happened). When someone turns 70, hairdressers give an “old lady look” to the hair. (Or could it be that the old lady look is there and they can’t camouflage it?)
This week I took a six pack of hope to the new eye doc and so far it’s good. I’ve had dry eye for 25 years, so I understand a lot about it. I know all the standard practices which help somewhat but there are new treatments and products on the market. The new doc did a thorough evaluation including a broad range of blood tests. That’s new. She also steered away from some of the standard practices. I don’t know if the result will be better but I’m along for the ride.
As I was in the doc’s office, I realized how much hope has to do with it. Hope makes me do the eye drops consistently. Hope makes me willing to pay for drugs not covered by my insurance. Sometimes hope is all you have. Sometimes it works or at least works enough. Sometimes it’s dashed.
We had a lot of hope with our contractor but that has not only been trashed but it left a bad taste for all contractors. One day I will write a post about it. It can be a seedy world. My contractor squashed hope that the deck (which he described as a two-week job) with be done anytime soon (we are in week six). Through careful listening I found out he’s working another job which explains by he only puts a half day in my project. It’s a bad practice. Finish one job and go on to the next. Less running around and happier clients.
We are about three quarters complete and it would be difficult to find another contractor. Evidently our good will and eagerness to give a good reference isn’t important in this climate. Contractors are backed up with work. They don’t need me to be happy. They just need another sucker to believe their lies.
This week I want to pick up a few pieces of summer clothes – maybe some tees and capris. I wonder how much hope I will need for that? Will a quart do or should I take a truckload?