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Thinking ootside the Boxing Day

United Statesians really don't observe the December 26 thang the way the rest of the current and former Empire do it- although this year, the guys who defined the event years ago as "Wrestling Day" are showing up in a commercial for a local muffler/brake shop-

Still, unofficially at least, the day was quasi-holidayish- I think I took all of three work calls and got maybe two emails all day- but even so, wow. Tired. Eleanor, too, despite only a four-hour day (plus 30 minutes to collect some things from another store) after yesterday off.

Mine, at least, played out thusly:

* We got hit with a good morning blast of lake-effect snow, so I cleared off the kids' car, gassed it up (it was on fumes when I backed it out so I could get mine out), then spent most of the rest of the morning helping them fill out the no-fault paperwork so they can get reimbursed for the time they missed from work due to the accident and they can be sure the medical bills are all paid.

* Backing out my car was also necessary to retrieve our 2009 family tax folder from (literally) cold storage above the garage. That's where I still had receipts for my sister's 2009 purchase of a new hot water heater that blowed up on her earlier this month; her homeowners' deductible is a percentage of home value, so those receipts will help get close to $1,300 back from the manufacturer.

* Then, a whole afternoon of rounds. Office supply store, when four different things seemed to run out almost simultaneously; Bed Bath and Beyond, for a new griddle for the stovetop (to enable the actual use of the lovely gift of LL Bean pancake mix and syrup from one of my offices); then to a friend's office with some screwed-up title documents. Those, plus usual stops at office, bank and gym, getting me home just in time to see the kids off before they left between 6 and 7....

* except I didn't. They decided to hit the road early, so I missed saying goodbyes-for-now to Em, Cam and the newly-slightly-rechristened cat, Captain Grumpy, but I'll likely see them (or at least her) by the time of her birthday a week from tomorrow;

* and finally, a quieter night, just us two, catching two more As Time Goes By episodes (complete with inflatable elephant).

Tomorrow, I may wind up in Rochester, but more likely I'll just deal with the screwed-up title documents on the other end of the chain south of here, finish my 52nd read of the year (and possibly the 53rd) , and get ready for the inevitable march of Year In Review posts between now and the 31st. Including, possibly, one here.

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symian From: symian Date: December 27th, 2013 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just recently watched the entire "As Time Goes By" series on my Roku. I watch it at least once very couple of years. I love it!
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