2020 March 07 Saturday in Liberty Hill Texas
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hese top two photographs were taken at six forty seven this morning. What a pretty pink sky!
his photograph was taken at seven thirty three this morning, from the same deck and looking the same direction. Where’d all the color go?
This was written yesterday
It it’s laundry day. For us that means a trip to the neighboring town and the laundromat. The laundromat is an interesting place to observe people. Lovers, young and old, sit side by side. Those with no one with whom to share a space, sit further apart from the others. Today, lovers and loaners alike, are transfixed by cellphones and tablets. One lone teenage girl sits crosslegged on a couch with a book in her hands. I wonder is it for pleasure that she reads, or is it a homework assignment?
The background sounds are of the sloshing and spinning of the washing machines, the hum hum of the dryers (with an occasional thump or clank), the clink-clink-clink-clink-clink of the change machines as they turn paper bills into silver quarters, and the tiny, tinny sounds of cellphones.
There are organic sounds also; people talking (some in other languages), children playing, running, and screaming/laughing, and occasionally a dog (service animal?) sniffing, scratching, or whimpering.
I’m sitting with my back to a window. The warmth from the sun is a comfortable counterpoint to the chilly stream of air conditioned air coming from the ceiling vents.
Time passes in small increments, measured by the quarters deposited.
ide note: Yesterday Ella put $1.50 in a dryer that didn’t work and wouldn’t return the quarters. I called the service number from the sign on the wall. The man who answered said that he would be at the laundromat Saturday morning between eight and nine and we could stop to pick up the money.
o before breakfast, this morning we drove the twenty miles (40 round trip) to Leander to get our $1.50. Let’s see forty miles at eleven miles to the gallon and gasoline at $2 a gallon. Yep! It would have been cheaper to let him keep the buck and a half.
owever, we also needed three items at Wal-Mart which was another six miles down the road. So that means the drive to the laundromat didn’t cost us anything extra. Okay, I know that it’s faulty thinking, but just let me have it this time, okay?
peaking of leaving home this morning: before we left, I started a loaf of bread in the bread machine. By the time we returned, it was smelling nice and yeasty.
hortly after breakfast, I started browning some bacon and chopping and dicing potatoes and a carrot. That I would later put in the instapot. Yum. Homemade potato chowder and fresh baked bread for lunch.
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