Tough Times

Tough Times

It’s not an easy time in the world, and it’s not an easy time in Alberta. Covid 19 and the Oil Price War has created a rough ride for a lot of people.

I feel badly for people who are worried about their jobs, who are worried about their savings, or who are scared for their health.

These are the times when my Dad says, “Just mix a pail of mud.” 

He was a drywall taper and plasterer. He’s 86 now, so he doesn’t do as much construction – but in the day when things felt overwhelming or difficult or impossible he’d remind himself to mix a pail of mud.  “When you mix a pail of plaster, you have to stop worrying and get the plaster on the wall before it sets.” 

He’d do the thing in front of him, which would lead to the next thing, which would lead to the next thing. 

So that’s what I’m going to do today.

I’ll mix a pail of mud.

And I’ll let the future figure itself out. 

I hope you’re all okay.

Dave

The apprentice and the master. Me and Dad at one of my first TV jobs about 25 years ago
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