Friday, October 23, 2009

PIONEERING MISSOURI

If we'd just remembered how the pioneers traveled when they settled this country, we'd have come to Warrensburg with empty vehicles. This week was cleanup week east of Hwy 13. It allowed residents to put their "unwanteds" on the curb for the taking. Pioneer-fashion, we aquired an oblong wooden table and a round one, a box of dishes that included a kettle lid, mine has been missing for years. Neither of us brought dishes. Thankfully, we found cups, plates and flatware, two wooden chairs, a gas grill and a snow scoop guaranteed to stop winter.

During the day, JB spotted an entertainment center by a dumpster. We went back after dark, in a drizzle, loaded it up and wrestled the monster into our rental. Near midnight, we plopped into chairs to admire our find. I commented, "Our 17 TV looks newborn for the space; maybe it will grow into it. We need to shimmy the right end about an inch."
JB frowned. "No, we just need to set it on end."

You know you're tired when you can't figure out which end is up.

Next week the west side of town gets to unload. Who knows what we'll find.

Less is more . . . when it's enough.

2009 Red Convertible Travel Series

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