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It is the last day of the month and I honestly didn't like how my day went, some days are always like that for me when unexpected things come up to disrupt your plans and I think that's what life is about, not everything goes as planned and how we hand moments like that matters a lot.
Please don't mind my topic, I don't know what title to give. It is almost midnight though.
The post is nothing very serious, you can choose not to read it since it is just the soft copy of the things I did in August.
August started great for me because I entered into the month with a huge boost and I had a lot lined up for me to accomplish. My spirit was high, the energy in me was at its peak and I saw the need of diverting them into something that would make me happy, what is the essence of having such positive energy and in the end having nothing to show for it?
After the issues I had with the pond a few months ago, I decided to pause things for a while by taking things slowly as I seek God lead.
I was preparing how to go about renovating and extending the fish farm since there were two ponds initially. Since all plans were made, I channeled my positive energy towards the execution of the plans I had.
Due to the inflation of things in the country, the quotation I made in mid-July was almost irrelevant. Everything on my list has added few bucks and the more I wait, the more price of things escalates.
The money at hand wasn't enough so I had to use some of my earnings from the platforms (noisecash & readcash) to support the money I got from the pond before it got damaged. I could have made a lot of profit but I lost almost half of the fish then.
To choose the best materials for the job, I went to the market myself to get the materials and just paid the experts to fix them while I did the ones I know I could handle myself. I intended to choose quality materials but I ended up saving a lot, I got to discover that the quotation I got from the plumber, carpenter, and welder was on the high side. It taught me a lesson not always rely too much on people when it comes to project, they weren't pleased with me going to get the things myself because they had plans of making extra money from the materials.
The project kicked off exactly three weeks ago if I am not mistaken and the frequent rain delays the progress of the work. I didn't take enough pictures because I didn't know I would be writing about this.
We started with filling the land with clay sand to have a leveled soil for the ponds to sit on.
It took us two days to complete the leveling because of the rain but I am glad we eventually completed it after lots of stress.
I didn't take pictures of when the other materials were supplied because there are times when I get too tired to even take pictures.
The installation of the woods and the iron rod took place immediately after the leveling of the ground. I doubted if I was going to be able to accomplish it with my brother but we did even though I got tired quickly after digging for the holes. My brother was of great him, he is very much stronger than me and motivated me to get the job done quickly.
After the completion of the skeleton, we had to let the concrete dry before installing the tarpaulin. It took us more than two days because it didn't stop raining, we had to make the concrete twice.
The sun was up on the third day and the concrete got the chance to dry so we installed the tarpaulin.
We had to wait for days before the plumber showed up, he has never been punctual since I have known him. He is used to showing up days after he promised to come but he eventually showed up did is part of the project.
As smooth as it looked, there were setbacks and this is the reason why I always emphasize the fact that challenges don't inform you before coming, it just comes into the picture and we must always prepare for the unexpected.
Two out of the three ponds started leaking immediately after I pumped water into them. I felt down and sad because we went through a lot financially and physically to get things in shape.
I was angry at the same time, I called the person who made the tarpaulin in anger and almost said dirty words but I called myself back, my mom was surprised because she knew I usually don't get angry like that. The man apologized and explained that there are times the machine that sews the tarpaulin usually skip a spot but I wasn't convinced and he said I should send it back so he can make an amendment.
I did as he said and things were back to normal, he apologized again and who am I not to accept his apology when we are all prone to making mistakes as humans.
Many times we admire and want to be like people who are successful at things without knowing what they went through before achieving it.
Before success, there will be pain, suffering, and sacrifices to be paid, the temptation will come your way and it requires determination and God's grace to overcome. My Godmother will always say let pray about it before progressing and I am grateful to God because he never let me down.
This wasn't the plan from the onset but we can only plan as humans because God knows the best. A year ago, I was seeing things further than this but God had a different plan for his work.
Since the preparation is done and everything set, the electricity company haven't been helpful and I want to be certain that I won't have issues with the water if I get the fishes.
Pending the time, I will just allow the pond to grow some organisms as a sign that it now supports life.
I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me one way or the other, Almighty God will never let you down and by his grace, September would be a month of success, greatness, development for us but remember to put God first always.
I said earlier that today was stressful but I had to just get this done. While writing this, I decided to relax with a pack of yogurt because I only had snack today not sure I would be able to make dinner.
You might be exhausted like I am here so I am uploading the drink so you can sip some before sleeping.