We are in the homestretch of October. Crazy. Apparently it’s going to be another month in which I have accomplished few, if not none, of my monthly tasks. Yesterday I came close to marking one as “completed” by having a tree company come out and look at the work I want done; I await the estimates.
Yesterday was alright.
The City of Atlanta came out as scheduled and picked up the pile of yard waste that I had on my curbside. The truck also picked up some bulk items from across the street, which makes me wonder if all of the bulk waste winds up in the same landfill. Pardon the pun, but that seems like a waste if that’s the case.
I also spent a couple of hours cleaning up the back yard; it’s starting to look good. I stacked a bunch of the wood that I have previously cut, and covered the stack with a tarp to give it some protection from the coming rain — not that the wood is “dry” to start. I also moved and chopped a bunch of branches, and then used the leaf blower to, well, blow leaves. I know I’ll have to blow more leaves before my next fire, unless I want to set the entire neighborhood ablaze, but it felt good to see the brick patio so clean and tidy. Of course there is still more work to be done, but I keep making “progress”.
The evening was spent watching YouTube videos, and then doing some German homework when I awoke again on the futon. Whoops!
I have become quite adept at shutting off my alarm clock, realizing 45 minutes after its noisemaking that I must have done so in a half-sleep. Whoops!
Today it’s work, yes, with an interruption for a trip for a haircut and to give a box of things to Goodwill. I must keep reminding myself that I am trying to reduce the number of items that I own, though you’d never know this by the number of purchases I have been making, mostly in the gardening and cycling realms.
I’ll also be trying to clean out the pantry/refrigerator/freezer some more today and tomorrow ahead of a possible grocery store run on Friday morning.
Hope that you are having a good week and are prepared for the rain (although less than originally predicted?) that arrives over the next two days.