Tedium and rain and $17

I feel so accomplished today.  Not only did I drop off a sturdy metal filing cabinet and a cheap wooden microwave stand at Value Village, but I also located a place willing to take my old dead computer and gigantic monitor.

I researched the issue online and found this particular computer shop that recycles old computers and monitors and had to laugh at the extremely geeky and young employees.  They were a sitcom stereotype of the kind of smart twentysomething nerds who understand the inner workings of computers.  And I do mean that in the nicest way possible.

Anyway, I was happy to fork over $17 to be rid of the electronics.  Some Facebook friends informed me that there are easier and free (!) ways to unburden yourself of dead computers and monitors, but who knew?  I didn’t find any other way while consulting Google.  I was very close to just tucking them into my trash can and covering them with kitchen garbage to fool the trashman, so I felt quite responsible disposing of them properly.

Then I managed a quick trip to Target before I returned home at noon to work.

I worked until five–with a quick interruption to drive the neighbor girl to her volleyball practice and to pick up my own daughter from school.  The rain began as I ventured out at 3:30 p.m.  Great.  Because that is exactly what we need for Saturday morning’s soccer game.

A little after five, I drove my teens to meet their friend and his mom.  They are spending the night at their friend’s house.   So it’s quiet and no one will be eating a snack at 2:00 a.m.

I’m living a life crammed full with tedium.

In seven hours and twelve minutes, I need to be showered and dressed for rain and ready to leave the house for Grace’s soccer game.  She has team pictures first and we have to arrive by 8:20 a.m., which is a crime, if you ask me.

But no one asked me.

One Response to “Tedium and rain and $17”

  1. MissKris November 6, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    Bill Gates and Bob Allen once looked the same way too, you know.

    There oughta be a law against gray skies and rain on Saturday mornings.

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