I found my online search for Columbus Day info serendipitous because I discovered (get it? discovered something on Columbus Day?) that October 12 is ALSO International Moment of Frustration Scream Day, National Face Your Fears Day, AND Free Thought Day. And I like to think that’s how my days often evolve. You’ve only got a week to ponder that yourself, because October 19 is Evaluate Your Life Day.

We were going to reuse large glass panes that were carefully removed. They all broke. We were going to repurpose the kitchen cabinets. They’re falling apart. We were going to leave a few bathrooms as is. They had to be ripped apart to replace rotten wood.

Even with life as it is, I have to agree with Winston Churchill when he said, “I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.”