Shannon Stacey

Which way did I go?

AWOL again. *sigh* I had an ever-so-glamorous weekend.


They delivered a 15-yard dumpster on Friday. How big is 15-yards? Ginormous. It takes up substantially more room in the driveway than our extended-cab pickup does. It’s now 3/4 full of crap from our basement, which was in various degrees of damp/wetness. Yeah, the raining could be done for the year. Really. Because every day over 7 will cost us mucho dineros, we pretty much did nothing but dumpster fill. Okay, and we did drive around and look at RV’s for a short break.

I’m so tired I didn’t even whine when he drove by Borders without stopping. Yes, that tired.

But anyway, things I found while mucking out the basement (which all luckily were in boxes on a bench, so didn’t have to be tossed, although some of it was anyway):

* The little soap and shampoo I nicked from the motel in Gettysburg we stayed in on our honeymoon—13 1/2 years ago.

* Evidence of my “ceramics” phase. WTF did I want with all those clowns? And a knock-off Hummel? I’ll stick to knitting. At least I can purl inside the lines.

* Notes at least two decades old for the next great romance. Apparently 23,543 romance writers snuck into my basement because that’s how many times I’ve read books following that oh-so-original outline

* My baby book. Damn, I was a cute kid.

* One Meesha blanket. *g* (That one’s for my sister)

* Five different fully stocked beach baskets. (We don’t go to the beach.)

* BILLIONS of earwigs and I am STILL freaking OUT!

* Strings of 40-year-old christmas lights that made a wicked buzzing sound and made my right arm tingle when I plugged them in to see if they still worked. Umm…no.

* Boxes and boxes of scraps of paper with plot ideas, research tid-bits, and such. I kept it all. I keep saying I’m going to go through it, but…

Hopefully, back to my regularly scheduled programming tomorrow.

3 comments to “Which way did I go?”

  1. Charli
      · September 11th, 2006 at 8:00 am · Link

    Clowns? :eyebrow:

  2. KatieW
      · September 11th, 2006 at 9:45 am · Link

    You went to Gettysburg on your honeymoon? I can’t picture it. Probably because that’s where I went to college, so it’s not too romantic for me, lol.

  3. Shannon
      · September 12th, 2006 at 9:11 am · Link

    We toured Civil War battlefields….Gettysburg, Bull Run, Antietam, umm….we did Harper’s Ferry. And we fit in the Harley museum and a day at the Smithsonian Air & Space museum.

    I’m not really a beach and sun kind of person. :rofl:

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