A list of items encountered, tasks completed, and things remaining to be done in the twelfth of fourteen weeks spent on the road. In no particular order.
Car registration, two months old, still in receiving envelope. Found in pile of crumpled tax receipts.
Odor, unknown, coming from the empty bottom drawer of the refrigerator.
Emptying, of every waste basket in the house.
Professional registered geologist survey, completed, but not returned.
Bird feeder, empty, giant blue jays, angry.
Towels, 15, cleaned, folded, and stacked at foot of bed, presumably in case of towel emergency.
Litter box, cleaned, emptied, refilled, still stinking, so tossed out entirely.
Birthday cards, two weeks past and mostly of owls, scattered on every available surface.
23 voice mails, waiting.
Boarding passes, printed in duplicate.
3 empty bottles of sunscreen, two broken pairs of sunglasses, and one, still wet, swimsuit, in beach bag.
Tomatoes, 2, the last of the season.