He’s Gone…..

I really wanted to do this prompt yesterday but had I to go to work so I’m going to do it today, anyway.

Write a post about any topic you wish, but make sure it ends with “And all was right in the world.”

My ex-husband was here. I haven’t seen him in almost 3 years when he stomped out angry.

He called me in September to ask me to order slab wood; he would pay for it and just take some. He said he would come here in November. November came and went. I called him, got his answering machine; he didn’t return my call.  Same for December.

When I got the slab wood, (just lucky I had the money from getting my holiday pay) I phoned and he answered!  He asked what days I had off and said ‘OK’.

Didn’t hear from him; he just showed up on Tuesday. He had some good firewood with him which he unloaded and stacked right into my shed.

He was the same; gruff and negative. Nothing nice to say about anyone.

The next morning (no question about him sleeping in the guest room) he was angry because he couldn’t find something.  “It was THERE!” he kept insisting, yelling at me.  He finally found it in his pocket and gave a little, miserable, ‘sorry’.

“Be sure to get your chimney cleaned this summer.” he said.  He used to do that for me.

He loaded up his slabs and left… HE’S GONE: AND ALL WAS RIGHT IN THE WORLD!

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Easy Fix.”


2 thoughts on “He’s Gone…..

    • it’s the trimmings from a saw mill when they cut logs to lumber. See the photo on “A Mountain of Wood.” They cut it into right lengths for a wood stove.
      Yes, it was a good reminder, I keep thinking, “I lived with that everyday…..”

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