The laws of physics say that two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time.

 

We got six or seven inches of snow yesterday, along with strong winds. It started about 11:00 in the morning, and by noon I decided to go home to avoid being caught in the worst of the storm.

Apparently, a lot of other worker drones had the same idea, because traffic was heavy and slow. I was braking for a red light, with a stopped car ahead of me, and Gypsy Blue started sliding.

“No, no,” I was screaming in my head, “Stop, stop, stop!” But Gypsy Blue just kept going and tried to make the bumpers of both our cars occupy the same space at the same time.

Crap. The other driver and I both put on our flashing hazard lights and got out of our cars to inspect the damage.

Hmm, not too bad. The other driver (shall we call her “The Victim” to save time?) brushed the snow off her car’s rear bumper. There was no visible damage. She looked at me and smiled and said “Let’s just go home.”

Thank-you Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the ass they rode in on! My Cush Fund lives to see another day!

Meanwhile, I had to find my passport to get it renewed, or be forever stuck in the frozen tundra of the northern U.S.A.

I looked in the Important Paper Drawer in the kitchen. Yikes.

important papers drawer-before-1

After cleaning out the drawer, I had accumulated a little recycling and a little trash, but not enough to increase my bag count. I’m still at 317 bags, boxes and small pieces of furniture that I’ve gotten rid of since January, 2014.

important papers drawer-after

And my passport is winging its way to the U.S. government for renewal for another 10 years. I can actually taste the freedom.

Stay tuned…