BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

My brain hurts ...

Well ... went off for a PTA meeting this morning (always fun, uh-huh) and then proceeded down to The Main Post Office. I'm glad that I didn't venture down there last night (The Main Post Office is open 24/7 but getting there involves a lot of wandering through areas ideal for the disposal of bodies) as somehow the idea of sitting around late at night waiting for the bus while carrying $1,200.00 worth of stamps would not have been the best idea.

Speaking of stamps ... as I feared, I am having to put TWO stamps on each of the 5,000 post cards, nearly doubling the time involved. I am, so far, about 1/4 of the way done ... and am currently taking a "sanity break" from the monotony of peel-stick-flip-peel-stick-flip-peel-stick-flip (repeat 10,000 times).

I was bummed when downtown ... the bus stop I was waiting at for my return with the stamps was across the street from what had been a favorite restaurant of my Mom's, Michael Foley's Printers Row, which was now half a Chase branch and half a Potbelly sandwich shop ... to add to the bummer of it's disappearance, I also noticed that another very good place, Prairie, had gone from the other corner of the same block. It's getting to the point that the only restaurants that I know are ones that have closed. :-(

I did manage to knock down another book over the past few days, but I'm thinking on holding off on the review until I need to take another break from the postage. I just fired up a pot of coffee, and am hoping to at least get halfway done with this tonight.

I am sore in all sorts of stange places due to the small, but frequent, motions involved in getting the stamps onto the post cards ... I will be very happy when I finally get a chance to schedule a real night's sleep (I've been doing 2-hours here, 2-hours there for the past week or so).

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