Sunday, February 03, 2008

Weather Changes

Yesterday's temps were in the 70's. This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago at the pool at our club. The temp was somewhere near freezing and the heated pool created a fog of steam but wasn't tempting any swimmers.

Everything ebbs and changes like the weather. We age, things break, the things we do, the people we see, the battles we're fighting are always changing.

I learned or relearned a number of things yesterday while working on cleaning out our storage room. Ballpoint pens dry out faster then felt tips when left unused for years. Liquid paper (yeah, I know, how often do you use that) will dry out and encrust the little brush so you pull out a naked little tube from the bottle. Yes, I'm still allergic to dust. No, it's not easy to figure out what possible use some things ever were to you. Yes, no matter how much you toss or return to clients you will still find yet another video tape of a commercial or old school PMT or negative. And, yes, you can offer just about anything on the Austin Yahoo Freecycle group and get multiple potential takers. And anything left on the curb will eventually be scooped up. We tossed, we found new homes for things. Both of have stuff in our cars to deliver to various groups. I walked across the street with a load of stuff to give the neighbors. I prepared a Freecycle batch of several cubic feet. The garbage can is overflowing and we are moving to bags with pay-as-you-throw stickers. And it's days until trash pickup.

I was glad yesterday when it was time to switch gears, take a shower and go out to a charity event. The moderate weather gave us a chance to leisurely stroll down West Sixth. Leaving the piles and messes and dust behind. Until today. Must work on it again. Watch hours of pre-game and a long Super Bowl? Nah, I don't think so.

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