Thursday, August 11, 2005

Today: Residue

We returned home from the cottage after a fairly uneventful trip. We have a good sense of where the good parks are for diaper changes, feedings and running off excess energy.

In our absence, the dryer was fixed (as suggested by the trail of laundry lint by the walkway). So what does one find underneath the dryer of a minister's house? Curiosity overcame disgust and I dissected the big mass of lint, granules and dust:

10 dryer sheets - no surprise
13 buttons
16 safety pins
51 paper clips - really? that many?
2 combs - not ours
3 guitar picks - again, not ours
6 bread/milk ties
2 clergy collars - one may be mine, I'll keep both
5 plastic dress shirt collar inserts - those are mine, I'll admit
14 nursing pads - Shelley knew they were around somewhere
1 bank card - belonged to the previous occupant of the manse
1 MedicAlert bracelet - I've been looking for that for a while now

Money: $20.04
1 ten dollar bill, 1 toonie, 1 loonie, 15 quarters, 25 dimes, 10 nickels, 29 pennies. Plus some currency from Dominica that I have yet to convert.

It's great to be home.

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