Working up the nerve…

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?

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The answers to the two last are Yes, and This Morning.

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2 Responses to Working up the nerve…

  1. MamaLiberty says:

    When you go to the city, make a spare key. :) Last week I dropped my keyring in the snow and it took me two days shoveling and raking the snow to find it. Luckily, my shooting buddy has a set of keys for the house, so I didn’t have to stand on the deck for two days… but I did have to sit in the cold car for an hour before she could come, since I didn’t have a spare car key in the glove box either!

    Fixed that little problem the next time I went to town. There are now three complete sets of keys in various places. :)

  2. coloradohermit says:

    At the very least, Joel, you’ll come home incredibly grateful for all the things about the Lair and the gulch that you’ve probably come to take for granted. Even a day down in our nearest city(Colorado Springs) sends me back up the mountain a much happier and more laid back person to be escaping city life. Meantime, enjoy the heck out of your trip, hot showers and all. I can’t wait for what will be days and days of fascinating blogs about it all.

To the stake with the heretic!