Getting Rid of the Squatter

I’ve discovered that a squatter has been staying on my premises every now and then. He appears to have been here much less often now than he used to previously. That’s of course a good thing. And he’s more shy and unassuming now than he used to be. You know, earlier he was so bold. He would come up to my face and tell me that he was here to stay. He would sit in my best sofa and just make himself at home. Sometimes he even took the throw to warm himself.  To look cozy, like he belonged here.

When I asked him to leave, he would just linger there somewhere, and once he even showed me his ID. I remember his last name was Worry.  I think he has changed it now to something less obvious. But I suspect he might still be trespassing at times. Like a shadow next to you that you can’t really recognize at once. He’s hard to pin down. That’s so him, comes and goes.

So more recently I’ve taken precautions to make sure Mr. Worry doesn’t get in any more. Started a renovations project. First, I changed my locks. Bought nice, high quality locks of the new Positive brand. They seem to be working really well, haven’t seen him coming through the doors for a long time now. And I also changed my windows to the Negative-Resistant type so he can’t come in that way, or even see into the house to learn what’s going on. Finally, I repaired the roof with new Protective sheets of the durable Trust brand to ensure there were no leaks. All in all I’m happy with the results of my renovations.

However, during big storms I can still sense he’s close by. In the vicinity somewhere. It could be my wild imagination. Or could he still be slinking in quietly through the chimney? I better put a new cap there, just in case. You know the one that they call Let Go. It allows smoke and steam to blow out to the winds, but doesn’t let anything in. That should work.

15 thoughts on “Getting Rid of the Squatter”

  1. Too bad about Worry, while he might sometimes remind you about what needs to be done, like his sister, Guilt, he does not really help you to do anything about it. In fact, he generally holds you back…
    Nice to see you’re stronger 🙂

  2. That was a fun read. You must tell me where you got all your materials for the renovations. I need some too. In fact I need a lot lately!

    1. Thanks Jackie! We all have times when renovations are badly needed…I was there last summer after my son’s bad accident. Now, a year later, thankfully the house is in much better shape…I found lots of materials for free in the nature, just in the neighborhood, quietly observing flowers, birds, etc. Others were on sale in my meditation/prayer corner and yet others I ordered through books and even found some in the blogosphere! They are there, my friend, you just need to go get them!

  3. Oh, worry is a menace. So glad you have found a way to keep worry in its place. But now I am thinking/worrying (:) ), is my worry proofing up to date? Do I need some storm windows? I will have a cup of tea and think about it.

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