I’ve been busy all day long, although in a good way, I guess. I went to the running shoe store for people with problem feet, like me, and got a new pair of trail shoes that are good for people with plantar faschiitis and toes that like a bit of freedom in their shoe. He did not think that was crazy — he said that was good, and the way toes are supposed to be. Who knew? So now I have a lurid new pair of turquoise trail shoes that are really comfortable. We shall see, though — pretty much anything can give me blisters.
I had lunch with the ex-house guest and we strategized about how to help her boss rid herself of a problem employee. Since the boss’s boss is not doing much to help the boss, I think it’s an impossible situation and the boss is likely to be stuck with the problem for the foreseeable future. Still, interesting to talk about.
I went to the package store (funny, in Connecticut that also means liquor store — is that universal?) to get a box to mail M her helmet, which she needs by Wednesday. They were going to change me $80 to get it there using the USPS, so I bought the box and went down to the USPS where they were able to get the box there by Monday for $20. Hmmm. Plus I got some baseball player stamps for K, which was very kind of me.
Now I’m back in my office doing a task we normally pay students considerably less than I make to do, but since we can’t afford students anymore, I guess it’s me. Okay — I am hoping this does not last forever.
Up above is a picture of the Bible men. They come around at the beginning of the year to hand out Bibles. I feel sort of kindly toward them — to my way of thinking they’re handing out works of literature, and there’s nothing wrong with that. I wish they’d shake it up now and then and hand out Shakespeare or Beowulf or Gawain and the Green Knight or Portrait of a Lady or the Faerie Queene. People should be exposed to more classic literature, I do believe. Maybe I’ll tell them that on Monday.