I am grateful that the last remnant of oil heating at my house is gone. The oil tank was removed today. If they leak, environmental remediation is costly, legally required, and the owner of the house is liable. There have been many cases in Victoria where the cost of cleanup has been 6 figures; this often exceeds the equity the owner has in the home. That’s how crossed of my list of things to worry about.
I am grateful for incremental home improvements. We switched a few pieces of furniture around today and put up some hooks. Little things, but I think they’ll make a big difference in our day to day life. I am reminded I should be thinking of small incremental changes all the time, and in every facet of life. Big crazy crisis driven change is not always great, I’ve found, but frequent , thoughtful, small-scale changes often are.
I am grateful for the $3/person family swim on the weekend from 10-noon at the Gordon Head Rec Centre. We had a great time in the pool today, and an added bonus was seeing neighbours with similarly aged kids there.