Cool and clear, warming later… kids had great weather for their field trip yesterday. The whole school went, and they had a great day to be outside. Today should be more of the same. Cool, but hotter in the afternoon.
I got some of my stuff done. Did two pickups. Had an interesting chat with the auctioneers. One I hadn’t seen in a long time, that does mostly salvage and municipal surplus, said she is seeing the beginning of another bankruptcy cycle. She’s had a couple of businesses call her to sell all their stuff before it gets seized and sold, and a bank looking to do the seizing… There are definitely cycles in the economy, and if she thinks she’s seeing the beginning of a downturn, I’m willing to believe it. She’s been in the liquidation business pretty much her whole life, and that’s several decades as a successful business herself.
I am waiting on a part, so I won’t head to my client site today. I’ll be doing stuff here, mostly sorting and stacking, but also I better get started on the cleaning and upkeep stuff too. I’ve let it go far too long out of distaste and other things to do, but I really can’t let it go much longer.
Sometimes we just have to pull up our big boy pants, and man up.
I used to have a quote on my wall, credited to Goethe, but I never could find the source, that resonated with me. “Who must do the difficult things? – He who can.” There is a slightly different version credited to the author Trevanian in his novel ‘Shibumi’ – “Who must do the harsh things? He who can.” My teenage self could have gotten it mixed up, although why I’d have attributed it to Goethe, I can’t imagine. (Loved ‘Shibumi’ btw, don’t know if it would stand up now, but I re-read it many times. JerryP would sometimes mention Trevanian…) ANYHOW…
Cleaning up the possum mess in the garage and on the canned goods shelves barely qualifies as “difficult” or “harsh” but not only am I the only one who can, I’m the only one who WILL do it. Eventually. Today. Maybe. When I have no more chance to procrastinate. Or later. If I get to it. Someday.
Stack it up. And keep it in good shape.