Today was a Rube Goldberg day. Instead of moving in an orderly fashion from one task to the next, I started one task, noticed something that led me to another task. Wait! Here's how it all worked out.
I wanted to tape the baseboard in my office so I could prime the walls (1).
But I had to hang up two jackets (2) which made me open the closet door.
Then I remembered that I needed to fit a large bin into that closet, so I had to reorganize the floor space (3).
The bed linens that I keep on the closet shelf needed reorganizing(4), so I did that.
By then, I had several items that had to be moved to the attic. (5)
That done, I returned to the office to finish taping the baseboard. (1a). But some plaster was loosened in the process. So I had to clean and spackle that section (6).
Remember that large bin? There was a smaller bin on top of it full of books that needed to be shelved(7).
While looking for space for those books, I found an old steno pad.
On the steno pad were notes for a story titled "Rupert & Ivy". The notes were fairly detailed, including three questions and rhyming answers. Did I write these notes? Or was I describing something I read? Oh, to have a young memory once again!
I searched for Rupert & Ivy online but nothing came up. And Rupert is one of my all time favorite character names. And the ending was very vague in a "to-be-continued" sort of way. I wrote it.
That steno pad had another story scrap - dialogue between a brother and sister left on a new England island for the summer.
It isn't a steno pad at all. It is a treasure chest with pieces of my memory within. This is why I have notebooks and binders piled around me. I might find three questions with the answers in rhyme.
BTW, I got the baseboard taped. Maybe I'll prime the walls tomorrow - if I don't unearth another treasure.