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Friday, April 28, 2017

Good morning crew,

I was snuggled up in bed this morning with the covers pulled up under my chin, in that pleasant half slumber that comes right before full wakefulness, when a distant sound intruded itself upon my subconscious.

It was a low, throaty 'brummm-brummm-brummm' that for some reason my mind seemed to attach some importance to.

Two seconds later I was standing naked in the middle of the bedroom floor. The garbage truck!

I stuffed my arms in my bathrobe as I scrambled down the stairs. I was too tired to take the garbage bin out to the curb last night and there was garbage all over the house. Running from bathroom to basement I frantically emptied wastebaskets and collected empty pizza boxes. After all the yard work and fence repairs the wife and I did last weekend the garbage can was full and I could not let it go another week.

I could still hear that rumbling diesel motor coming down the street as I burst through the back door, two garbage bags in hand, and ran barefoot to the back gate.

Was it on this street or the next street? It's so hard to tell where the sound is coming from.

Stuffing the last two bags in the bin and forcing the lid closed I threw the gate open just in time to see that big vehicle rumble past the house.

It was a school bus.

At least my neighbor, who was just leaving her house for work, got a good show. My bathrobe was still open.

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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