There's battle lines being drawn.
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong.
Young people speaking their minds
getting so much resistance from behind

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Breathe in, breathe out

So I get home today and there's a strange envelope in our mailbox. I open it up to find a brown-paper bag with instructions and well wishes from frequent commentator Cassie! (making good on her comment) Thanks, Cassie. I'll take it with me just in case.

And let me say, Cassie, you rock!

(photos to come after the trip - the camera is already packed)

Raced to get the lawn mowed. Mowing also served as raking, which the yard needed it badly. Since we've finally got a little water the trees are taking advantage of it to drop leaves (most of them are either brown or green, not a lot of color). Normally I don't have to rake until late October. Not this year. The trees were highly stressed this year and they're going dormant just as fast as they can.

The neighbors who will be watching our place came over to do the run through for the cats. Right now the cats are sleeping, taking up the other half of the couch. Little fur paperweights.

Packing up tonight. My new suitcase isn't nearly large enough. Of course I'm taking a lot more than I normally do, including a heavy cotton pullover and a sweatshirt, chargers, and laundry soap (in a plastic tub, no, I'm not taking the whole box). Have to remember all the other little stuff. Hope I don't forget anything big.

Hmm, might have to use that bag early.


Anonymous said...

Useful packing tip: Put your clothing into zip-lock bags, sit on the bags and then zip them closed. You'll reduce the space needed for the clothing.

You're welcome for the bag/puppet material. I seriously want a pic of the puppet with Scalzi.


Steve Buchheit said...

Cassie, I'll try and provide. John's usually good about those kinds of things. :)

I did finally get everything to fit in the "little" suitcase. It only filled up about 3/4 of the big one. It just means I can't buy a lot there.