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July 8th, 2018

Sometimes, I love my little neighborhood

Of course, I tend to love it more in the summer, when all of the students are away.  ;P

I slept in a bit and let the spousebeast handle packing up the glassware because a) he knew what I wanted to keep, b) I was afraud of getting rid of something that had some hitherto unknown sentimental value, and c) he lives here, too, damnit--why should I have all the fun of completely gutting our kitchen?

He got rid of a huge box of coffee mugs (we still have more than is logical for 2 people) and another of random glassware.  He sat it next to the dumpster.

By noon, it was all gone.  Olivia snagged a bunch for her mosaics (she's a talented artist but, damn, when she starts smashing things on the rare days I try to sleep in, it gets annoying).  Melodie got more stemware she doesn't need (I think she has a wine glass for every day of the year.  I'm not judging, though, because I have a sneaking suspiscion I am well on the road to becoming a sunhat and long floral dress-wearing, chardonnay-swilling, flirting inappropritely with men young enough to be my grandkid crone.  I've already got the hat AND the chardonnay habit).  Everything disappeared to various places.  Yay!

One thing I will say about this place:  for the most part, only garbage goes in the dumpster.  If there is something someone can actually USE, it goes *next* to the dumpster.  I love the unspoken creed "I don't need/want/use this any more, but maybe someone else could."  Wanna be branded the neighborhood asshole?  Get caught pitching something in the dumpster than someone could use.

Quiet day here today...although I don't know if many people would consider a day with a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Iggy Pop "quiet,"  per se.  We're taking a load of books up to Flyleaf for store credit later....which will probably mean we'll be walking back down the hill with more, different books.  Especially since today is the Lifetime Members Sale, which means 20% off damn near everything in the store (plus free mini cupcakes!).

I swear, getting me that membership was one of the best presents Kent has ever gotten me.  Not to mention the fact that we've probably recouped that $20 AT LEAST ten times over.  Probably more.

Other than that, since our kitchen is gutted and I'm trying to use up stuff in the freezer, I'm making a batch of turkey soup with orzo in the crockpot.  That's about all there is to report.

Happy Sunday, y'all!

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