The old has gone . . . the new is here

I slept in this morning and then drove to St. Cloud on streets that were mostly dry and clear. The temperature when I got into my car hovered around minus twenty degrees (Fahrenheit, that’s about minus 29 degrees Celsius). I was on a quest to buy ground beef from Costco so we could have hamburgers for lunch but Costco failed me for there was no ground beef at all.

Instead, I bought stuff for sandwiches and even went the extra mile and (oven)-fried bacon for them.

The rest of my day has been devoted a little decluttering (“do I need this book? how about these shoes?”) and organizing and laundry. My daughter flew home to Portland yesterday by way of Salt Lake City and then Seattle. She was originally scheduled to go on Thursday, January 30, but the flight was canceled due to weather (?) and COVID (?) and who knows what else.

Nailed it!

While here, she slept in my office as usual but it’s such a narrow room that the queen-size air mattress filled the entire floor and I hadn’t had enough time to really spiff up the room before she came (it’s my office and tends to collect flotsam and jetsam as the tides of life come and go). Anyway, it was kind of a disaster with her enormous suitcase barely fitting into the room with the air mattress.

Normally, she uses a twin size mattress but the one we had would gradually lose air so I purchased a new one that, alas, had no built-in inflator. We discovered that the first night she was here, so queen-size mattress in a twin–size room it was.

Anyway, she’s gone and it was time to reclaim my space. I took the opportunity to eliminate a few books and shoes and then cleared some surfaces. Why does that always take so long?

That’s about all for now. I am going to go do nothing for the rest of the day.

Well, nothing along with some more laundry. (I bet I have talked about laundry more than any single topic on this blog. Ha ha.)

Happy New Year!

2 thoughts on “The old has gone . . . the new is here

  1. Glad you had a visit and that your daughter is young enough to do this. We have slept in interesting beds over Christmas back in the day.


  2. Glad you made it through a holiday season in retail. Opie Taylor (The Andy Griffith Show) told a visitor that he hoped the visitor would stay overnight because he (Opie) would get to sleep on an ironing board between two chairs; “That’s ADVENTURE sleeping!”. I did a lot of adventure sleeping as a young’un myself, though never on an ironing board. Laundry, hmmm. I sort of enjoy it since it is done indoors, in a nice room, it smells good, etc. But I will concede that it is endless when raising a family. It’s just me, now, so laundry is not as all-consuming as it once was.


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