There are times in life when I’m more aware of things going on that are unusual or odd. Yesterday was one of those days. I had two examples of events occurring that caused me to pause and wonder what that was all about.
The first is a twist of good fortune. I have had problems with the belt on the deck of my riding mower slipping off its tracks. Two weeks ago when I mowed, the belt came off midway through mowing and I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to re-thread it. I got the push mower out and finished the second half of the yard using it.
So yesterday, I felt some pressure seeing my neighbor mowing his yard, so I used the internet to find the threading diagram and then went out to see if I could get it done correctly, which I did. I mowed all the yard this time without it slipping off and all was well with the world. That is, until I hit something and noticed the blades had quit turning. This time the belt had snapped in two. But I’m looking at this as a positive event, for at least I got the job mostly done before it happened. And I’ve already ordered a new belt online that will be delivered to my home. Good deal.
The second event is a bit more unusual than the first and I haven’t quite decided if it’s a good thing or not. I turned in for the night and as I usually do, I reached up to the ceiling fan that’s the soul source of light in my bedroom to turn it off. I distinctly remember doing so, because I took note of my dog sleeping in her bed. I was a bit more tired than usual and figured it would be much easier to get a quality sleep.
As I lay there with my eyes barely open, the light that’s a part of the ceiling fan fixture came back on. It took me a while to figure out what it was, but I hadn’t touched it in any way and had almost gotten to sleep when it happened. Now I’m not one to believe in ghosts or spirits, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out how it turned itself back on. I thought about it for a good while and finally got to sleep. But still this morning, I’m left wondering what it was that caused the light to suddenly come back on. It takes a deliberate tug on the chain to get it to turn on otherwise. And sometimes it takes a couple of pulls to get it turned on. So I’m still pondering on that one and have an open mind when it comes to figuring that one out.
So there you go…two unusual occurrences in the same day and I’m both in awe and also in wonder of what might happen today.