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Cleaning up and heading out

Call it summer cleaning.

After all, we missed spring by a couple of months. (Not that we really had spring, mind you, but that's another column for another week.)

Anyway, with the wet weather that stormed through the area for the July 4 holiday, my wife and I turned to organizing some of the areas of our home that had become, ahem, untidy.

We started with the laundry room, which had ironically been set up with a peg board and shelving to control our clutter. Of course, in the last year, we'd packed the room so much that we barely had a path to and from the washing machine and dryer.

Once that room was back in order, we attacked the "basement." Everyone has one of these rooms

  • " the catch-all for everything you don't know what to do with. In our case, we couldn't get the door open without shifting some of the stuff inside.

    After four hours Sunday afternoon we could see the khaki carpet, but weren't sure if we'd really made any progress. That's when Miriam opened a bag filled with tissue paper

  • " and a $50 bill.

    At least, she said, we'd been paid for our time.

    I guess. Though, I'm not sure what happened to the bill after she found it. She swears it never made it out of the room. Maybe I'll see it again during the next cleaning session.

    Then again, maybe not.

    Don't forget to get your tickets for the GreenJackets game on Saturday, Aug. 6. It's McDuffie County night at the stadium, and we're kicking off the school year that night also. The Chamber of Commerce

  • " who is sponsoring the event
  • " has a whole evening of events planned.

    Plus, the Chamber has worked out a great deal for the tickets ($4 each, far less than the price at the gate), and have an even better deal for anyone who wants to buy more than 25 tickets. Those are $3 each

  • " and the chamber will donate one ticket for each one over 25 to the school system to help pack the stadium with students.

    For tickets, call 597-1000.

    Meanwhile, it's that time of year again.

    Jekyll Island is calling my name.

    It doesn't help that I caught a special on Georgia's barrier islands on PBS last Friday night, knowing I had to wait a week to hit the road. (By the way, there are a lot of neat places just off the coast

  • " islands I'd never heard of, but can't wait to visit.)

    Now, you'll have to excuse me. There's four hours of pavement in front of me, and I've already got my golf clubs, fishing poles and Eli Young Band CD in the Jeep.

    I'll see y'all next week.


    Web posted on Thursday, July 7, 2005

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