2019 Life Logs, Day 105: More Organization at the Goldstones
Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
Weather: Stormy Early, Mostly Overcast with Drizzle PM; High 57, Low 40 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA
What a stormy early morning we had. I had an 8:30 am physical therapist appointment, so I had to go out when the wind was blowing and the rain was pouring. There was even rolling thunder. And, of course, there was no place to park close to the entrance when I got there, so I had to walk a ways in the pouring rain. I came home after the session to finish my breakfast and then I headed to Heather and Jed’s to help Heather with her project for the day. She brought boxes and boxes containing years of Sam, Jonah, and Ollie’s school/art work. Every year since Mark and I ‘landed’ in Falmouth, Heather and I have talked about organizing the boxes that mounted with each additional year. Today was the day and we got the job done. Well, almost done. We sorted, recycling those things that didn’t need to be kept. We ended up with a pile of art work and a pile of writing for each boy. The writing will be kept, but the art work will be photographed and then recycled. After four hours of this, we were both getting worn down. About that time, I came across half a cardboard egg carton that had been made to look like a ship. It was flying flags and I said I thought I had found the Mayflower. When I looked more closely, there was a figurehead . . . and it was turkey. I think because we were so tired, Heather and I both started laughing uncontrollably. It wasn’t THAT funny, but I’m sure you have experienced moments like that. I will never, ever look at a picture of the Mayflower again without seeing that turkey figurehead. Heather had to take Jonah to guitar lessons at 4 pm, so we stopped for today. We actually got Ollie’s art work photographed and will have to do Jonah’s and Sam’s on another day. But in two days, we have tackled the two tedious basement organization jobs that have been put off for too long. I call that a WIN. I had all kinds of plans for things to do when I got home, but I actually sat down and started working on my latest puzzle and kept going until it was almost dark. It was then that I turned on the TV to check the news from the day. That’s when I found out about the fire in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. What a tragic disaster, but the good news is that the responders got the fire under control and have announced that they think the integrity of the stone structure will hold, that history will be rebuilt and preserved.