Daily Prompt: It might come in useful


Since our home has become part of a building site, we are living willy-nilly, although it is not really a word belonging to my vocabulary. My garden has become a collecting site for willy nilly. There are all sorts of various objects that suddenly appear between blades of grass. It is advisable to wear shoes when entering the garden, you never know what you might encouter with bare feet.

Only today Mr. Swiss found a long screw, a nut and something undefinable, the purpose of which we have not yet discovered,  a veritable willy nilly assortment. Mr. Swiss was examining these objects when I asked him to show me what he had found.


“I want to take a photo.”

My next question was “can we use them?”

This is an important part of the discovery. Workmen hae strange bits and pieces, built to their requirements. A long screw? Something like that has been missing in our tool box for some time. There are always reasons why the screws you have are too short and at last we have found a long screw nesting amongst the weeds. We are convinced it will come in handy one day and so it it placed into the box containing lost builder’s objects. Somewhere we even have a wooden measure, marked with centimeters. We did leave it for a week in the garden, thinking that it would be retrieved, but it was ignored. We decided it would come in useful one day.

Nuts are always good to have because you will definitely have a  screw that will fit somewhere. And if not? You can be sure that in a few days another object will drop from the sky above searching for a fitting nut. And so life goes on,

Yesterday we heard a crashing noise, followed by an profanity uttered by a workman, but unfortunately nothing arrived on our back porch. Shame really, we are sure it would have been something that we could add to our collection of nuts and bolts, together with screws. We noticed a workman afterwards searching outside on hands and knees. Perhaps he was looking for the unidentified object that we found.

And so life goes on. If you ever find such objects, keep them. Never throw them away, they might be willy nilly, but even willy nilly can be useful.

I noticed that WordPress are having a willy nilly at the moment as there are no answers to this prompt. They again have lost the connection, the grid is locked, but no problem. The are bound to find a word that will suit the situation.

Daily Prompt: It might come in useful

8 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: It might come in useful

    • I did not notice, but this morning my Good Morning blog would not publish on WordPress. I made the mistake of telling them about it. In the meanwhile I cured it all by myself. I find the best solution is to ignore such things, if you are lucky it might go away. In the meanwhile I am hoping for a spanner to appear, we could use one.

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  1. As long as these willy nillies don’t wind up stuck deep in your tires. I lost a new front tire to one of these bolt things. Apparently is wound up in the road and lucky me, I rolled over it. You wouldn’t think it would be standing straight up and thus puncture of steel-tread tire, but sure nuff, it did. They gave me the bolt to keep as a souvenir.

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    • Luckily it’s all in the garden and not the road. I once drove too near to the road curb which gave a tyre problem. Luckily I managed to organise the road service to change the tyre. I have no idea how those things work.


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