July 8, 1978. Thirty-three years ago today. (more…)
Our dear friend, Anne Jackson, moved out yesterday. She’s been staying with us for a couple of months while looking for a place to live in Nashville. While lugging one load after the other to her car, I mentioned to her that I knew of a great way to transfer hanging clothes—especially if they’re going to be packed in a car.
We all know that hauling and transporting piles of hanging clothes is a royal pain. The piles slide every which way and become one big, tangled mess to pick up and sort through. Anne’s plan was to take them all off the hangers, fold them carefully, squeeze them into Space Bags, haul them to the car, into the new house, up the stairs, free them from the bags, unfold them, place them all back on hangers and hang them in the closet. Also a royal pain.
I said, “Stop! I’ve got the solution.” “Fold them in a sheet.”
“A sheet?” she queried.
“Yes, a sheet.”
I explained to her how.
“BRILLIANT! Absolutely BRILLIANT!” she exclaimed once the bundle was secured. “How have I moved 37 times [or however many times it's been] and never discovered this? You’re a GENIUS!”
Well, I don’t know about that, but here’s how we did it. Six easy steps. Maybe it will make your next move a little easier. (more…)
Last night, as Mike and I were going to bed, I read to him from a book I had just started. It was a book on marriage. It was debunking traditional advice given to people who desire to have a better marriage. Then this morning I read to him something I had read about Nihilism. It interested me because it applied to a problem a friend of ours was struggling with.
He said to me, “I thought you were reading the book about marriage.”
“I am,” I responded, “but I’m also reading about Nihilism.”
Then he thought for a minute. “And weren’t you just talking to me about something you read from A Wrinkle in Time?”
“Yep. I’m reading that too.”
I counted them up and admitted that I was actually reading six books at the moment.
He laughed, because he had five books of his own going at that time. (more…)