It’s been a long time since I spent a day and a night away from the Gulch. Like, as far as I can remember it’s been six years. I more or less came here with the intention to become a hidebound, inflexible old fussbudget, and in that much I have succeeded beyond expectations. So now I mentally fend off compelling reasons why I can’t go to the city next week roughly every ten minutes or so.
And there are details. Finding somebody to watch the chickens for me wasn’t difficult, and unless LB has changed a lot he’ll at least sort of enjoy the change of scene so he won’t be a problem. But do you happen to remember the last time I locked my door? Related question: What the hell did I do with the door key?
Even more related questions, which popped into my head this morning: Do I even own a key for the powershed lock any more? And when was the last time that lock was lubed?