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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Gas Tanks & Trash Cans

You know what the weirdest thing about living in Georgia has been thus far?  The fact that my car’s gas gauge has been sitting at roughly the same level for almost a week.  I am so accustomed to burning through entire tankfuls of gasoline in mere days, that the sheer imperturbability of the needle has begun to fascinate me.  True, I haven’t been going many places—the post office, the grocery store, the gym, Mums’ and John’s house, church—but everything is so close, and I don’t have to sit in traffic for hours on end. 

Today I’ve listed several items on eBay (and packed three I sold yesterday), talked to two temp-to-hire agencies (I have an interview with one next Wednesday), cut an inch off the top of glass lampshade with my Drimmel tool, fixed the broken frame on a gilded wood mirror (I’m going to have to pick up some new gold leaf base coat tomorrow, because I discovered mine had solidified in the jar), assembled a work bench, and culled a dozen loose gemstones from my collection for consignment.  And I went to the gym at 11:30PM, after it finally quit raining. Unfortunately, by that time, the wind had picked up to a really astonishing level, and the temperature had plummeted 20 degrees, so when I got back at 1 AM, I couldn’t pull into my driveway until I climbed out into the bitter cold to right my neighbor’s trash bin, which had been thrown across my sidewalk, tearing off a wheel in the process.

I am buzzed on endorphins (and sugar—I’ve been binging on candy corn, post-workout) right now, so it may take a bit before I’m ready to sleep, but the wind whistling through the eaves and knocking over more trashcans down the street is making enough noise that I’d have trouble dozing off anyway!  There may well be garbage scattered all over the place when the sun comes up tomorrow…

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Rare wind down here... about the only time it really feels cold..

I've heard (and experienced) that it's hard to go to sleep after exercising at night. Are midnight workouts the norm for you? ;)