A rather nice day of life on earth.
1. Good coffee. Sorry to see that Notre Dame women lost to Connecticut.
2. Jim is correct. Green Waves took the old computer (and batteries) and yes the chap at the back door was pleasant.
3. The clerk at Office Max jollied the whole store into brightness. “It’s a good day and it’s going to be a good week. I feel it coming on!” she said as she tallied the print cartridges.
4. Twelve small goldfish (13 cents each) at Petsmart. And a small plant. And food granules that sink. “The fish don’t gulp air when the pellets are on the tank floor,” she informed me.
5. Post office. A book to Canada. Shucks, no green stamps available, only US flags. I wanted to ask the clerk if he has a sister. I once saw a woman in the neighborhood who looks just like him. And smiles like him.
6. Instead of buying a set of saw horses at Lowes, I uncovered Ben and Sam’s workbench in the garage that will serve just as well. Rearranged garage stuff like Mother used to rearrange living room furniture.
7. Brought the cannas up from the basement. Good shape. Some green shoots. I planted the plot with about 20 tubers and have lots of bulbs left over. I’ll send a bag to Judy Alger. Shirley’s daughter took some and I’ll ask the urban farmers if they want any.
8. No phone hucksters thus far.
9. Jason wrote on Facebook — coordinating a purchase of a truckload of fine mulch for 300 block of North Bolton. Eighty bucks for two yards delivered, not bad.
10. Washed the blue rags, actually left over surgical sponges.
11. Sent a work report to a client.
12. Took the car to Ed Martin. I asked for an oil change; the attendant showed me how to use a gauge that shows oil quality. Mine is at 70% potency, so no oil change. This Honda is getting about 40 mpg on the highway, 32 or 33 in town. I look at this car and grin.
13. Am looking every minute on the minute for rain. I’m disquieted about the dry April. Are we going to suffer an extension of last year’s drought?
14. The Pennsylvania photo in Facebook has brought warm comments from old Keystoners.
15. I don’t think my comment in church yesterday about the resurrection communicated well. At least one questioner afterwards seemed confused. I had said that I’m not interested in the debate about the physical resurrection of Jesus but rather find meaning in the sacred spirit alive in us today.
16. This afternoon I caught 30 minutes of the Manchester/United soccer match in England. Watching the strength, agility and accuracy of those pros prompted me to see why soccer (futbol) is the sport of the world.
17. Tonight in the college basketball finals, if Michigan wins, Joy claims the family brachets kitty. If Louisville wins, it’s Courtney’s.
18. My evening will be given to magazines and a book. Like I said, it’s a good day … with a chance of a thunder storm tonight.