Tuesday, July 7, 2009

STILL FIXING HOUSE

There is an ancient Chinese saying (and this one is apparently legitimate) to the effect that, "The man who finishes his house, dies."

At this rate, I'll live forever.


There are some people, however, who are not doing so well. Some have succumbed to the A/H1N1 'Flu. For more information, you can check the latest report from the World Health Organization (WHO).

18 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Rob,thanks for the update. We do not get much news out here in the West.

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Good incentive to ignore those DIY jobs then!

Natalie said...

Mine's not finished either! We just applied for a loan to finish it off - maybe we shouldn't!!!!!
I have been unwell this week with a virus, better call the bank!xx♥

Frances said...

I am with you on the unfinished house. Or apartment ... maybe that really paves the way to eternity!

Thanks for keeping the overnight covered.

Cheers!

Rob-bear said...

® Rosaria: You can take the Bear out of the newsroom, but you can't take the newsroom out of the bear. Still curious about life -- still telling stories.

® Joanne: DIY jobs? Not familiar with those, at last not in that phrasing. But thanks for visiting.

® Natsy: Hope you get on with your banker, and your renovations.

® Frances: Thanks for the visit. Right now, despite the saying, my body feels like it has one foot in the grave. Think I've overdone it a bit.
I'll keep trying not to fall off the Owl Perch.
BTW, the the firefighters got home safely from the Anniversary party at Cowarts?

Bella said...

hey Rob-Bear, my house is a pick a project, and at 50+ years old, all the walls wave at ya, and a marble will roll endlessly along the floor! it's magic I tellya!

Rob-bear said...

® Bella: Thanks so much for dropping by. Always grand to have a new visitor. Your place is about the same age as our home (I mean "den"), with similar sorts of difficulties. Which is why I'm guaranteed immortality.

Fennie said...

Quite right about finishing a house. Finish living and you start dying. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Renee said...

Well you had me laugh and then you had me think.

That is a good mix.

The province from the west of me are beautiful.

Love Renee xoxoo

The Blog Fodder said...

My kids always said the only time we ever finished their rooms was to sell the house and move. Every house but one I owned was a fixer-upper. Our home in Maranivka is the king of them all, with needing a new roof so we can use the old roofing for building a fence around the gardens, with outbuildings to convert to a summer kitchen, workshop and sauna. Etc. I too shall live forever, just to pay for it all.

Snowbrush said...

""The man who finishes his house, dies."

Maybe it should read, "The man who dies know that his house is finished>"

Rob-bear said...

® Fennie: Thanks for dropping by. Your point is so true.

® Renee: Appreciate your stopping by, too. If I made you laugh and think, then I accomplished my goal as a journalist.

® Blog Fodder: Kids, what can you say? As for Maranivka, ah, well. . . .

® Snowbrush: Interesting alternative to the original Chinese thought.

Diana said...

I love that saying. I will let my husband know of this. I don't think that our house will ever be finished. At least how we'd like it to be!

Rob-bear said...

® Diana: Thanks for coming for a visit. Sure, share it with your hubby -- he may already understand this, even if he's never heard the proverb.

Bella said...

I reckon I'll live forever too! ha!

Rob-bear said...

® Oh, Bella. Thanks you for dropping by to see the range (and chrome). It seems we have a lot of immortals in these parts. I suppose that's reasonable. Certainly beats the alternative!

cheshire wife said...

We shall be living forever, too, at the rate that our renovation is going.

Rob-bear said...

® cw -- yes, I'm familiar with your line "I juggle project managing the renovation of the Victorian cottage, that we bought in 2004, a part time job and about a million other things."

So, you get to live forever. That may not apply to your housband (I mean "husband" -- funny what the fingers wil do when one is typing).