Life After Windbird, Day 137: Running Errands
Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Weather: WINDY Morning, Mostly Cloudy Afternoon—High in the 50’s F
Location: At Home in The Studio, Falmouth, MA

The Goldstones left for Maine this morning and I got up and got ready to go out to run errands. It was really windy, but the wind was coming from the southwest and it brought warmer temps our way. I waited until the worst of the wind died down and left to run those ‘few errands’ that somehow that took the entire day. After a morning and full afternoon of running errands, at 3:30 pm I was in the Falmouth Town Hall Assessor’s Office trying to find out why I owe $258 dollars in back taxes on Windbird. While in the midst of that discussion, I got a call back from Jane Woodin. I had sent a text earlier to find out if she and Bruce were at home so I could deliver a cranberry Christmas bread. It turns out that I did owe the town the taxes and that Jane was headed to the near-by Falmouth Public Library. So I paid the tac and told Jane I would meet her at the library to give her the bread. But when I got to the library, I saw Bruce Woodin with his twin grandkids. I stopped right in the middle of the street, got out, and delivered the bread to Bruce. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see Jane. I then delivered a Christmas bread to Terry and Olivia. I really intended on just dropping off the bread, but Terry answered the door and invited me to come in for a few minutes, so I did. I stayed longer than intended but in doing so, I learned some about Olivia’s Christmas food traditions growing up in India and Terry’s German traditions from his family who settled in the Evansville, Indiana area. It was a short, but very enjoyable visit. And the summary of my day is that I successfully managed to leave home before lunch and return just in time for dinner and get none of the projects done that have been on my to-do list. All of those projects are computer based, so Tomorrow I am going to chain myself to the dining room table to work on my computer for the entire day.

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