Guide: Five Minute Friday

It’s kind of funny that I didn’t participate in last week’s Five Minute Friday, if only because the topic last week was “Speak”.  I was so busy that I forgot to speak here on this blog-like experience!


Anyways,onto today’s prompt, which is “Guide”.  I’ve actually recently, in my video production, thought about making some new guides.  It seems like every time that Stephanie and I turn around, something else is broken in our new house.  It’s not that we can blame anybody for this really, it’s just that nature has decided it wants to work against us as we get used to being home owners.  We’ve had multiple torrential downpours, which has flooded our yard, our basement, and has caused erosion of our side yard.  It’s even created a crevice in our driveway, which is making it difficult to back in and out of!  How rude!

Saying all of that to say that, as we’re ourselves learning about how to handle these situations, it’s struck me that we’re throwing away a lot of great opportunities to film and create guides for others who might be having these kinds of problems with their own homes.  Which just begs the question: how often do we go through life without looking for a guide of our own?  Whether it’s house work, or financials, or our everyday struggles, so many of us just want to tough it out, figure it out on our own, and push through.  But, here’s the thing: we don’t have to.  Ever.

Not only are there those out there whom have more experience, more knowledge of different fields, or just have thought things through differently, that there should be no reason that we struggle with everyday things.  Why not just use those resources, whether they be personal (friends/family), intellectual (books/Youtube), or religious (religious officials/religious resources), to make your own life easier?  And then you can pass off your own knowledge to others whom are working to better their lives as well.

And, with that, my five minutes are over (by about a minute).  Let me know what kind of guides you use to figure out things (especially home-repair/improvement).  I’d love to hear your thoughts!

18 Comments on "Guide: Five Minute Friday"

  1. My favorite guide is to call and ask my Mom. Yes, I am one of those people that even in my late thirties, I call my mom and ask her what would she do in situations. I am your Five Minute Friday neighbor. I hope you have a great weekend!

    • Nothing wrong with that! We live just a mile away from my wife’s parents, and right now they’ve been our saving grace in terms of home repair. All three times that our house has flooded since we’ve moved in, they’ve been there to help us figure out what to do to alleviate the problem…until next time anyways.

  2. Ha ha ha ha oh my goodness I love this! Yes do your guides! My daughter and I were SAVED by “SeeJaneDrill” when we were trying to replace a door knob. Saved I tell ya!

    • Thanks for showing me this! We plan on replacing the doorknob here fairly soon, just as soon as we get the obvious fixes outside settled down! And, yeah, talking with the wife tonight about recording guides as we fix things.

  3. What I use seems influenced by the mood I am in. Sometimes I call someone in my “tribe” and other times I use Google or another search engine.:-)

    • Yeah, I definitely could have used a tribe of any kind this week. It was a tough week for me, and they’re saying it’s going to be tougher next week. Here’s hoping they’re wrong!

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