Although it’s been beautiful to witness it snowing before officially winter season, we unfortunately encountered some damage due to the abundance of snow. Our house is very old and too big for us, but we can’t move out yet unless we can sell it. Thus for now we manage our situation with what we have. Due to the sudden weather change
(climate change, anyone?) we experienced a few heavy leakages in our house. To my surprise I remained quite calm and praised myself even lucky because no valuable stuff was destroyed to the water. I knew this situation was shitty but we dealt with it as we could: mopping the ice cold water and putting buckets where was needed, so by daylight we could take a look on our roof to remove the obstructing snow. It took us 3 days to be leak-free and now we are okay: we still have a roof, we still have walls and for now our heating-system is still working, so we embrace this self-awareness and try to enjoy these moments of bliss. Because we are lucky enough to have a home, although not ideal, it’s still a home.
Q: Have you encountered a situation where minimalism was not the best response?
Photograph used for this article
is by Willem Douven