Friday, August 10, 2018

Calming The Chain Of Supply

Long years of experimentation have left me preferring cloth napkins and kitchen wipers to paper. I tested an order of a dozen utilitarian plain cotton handkerchiefs and found them convenient and simple to manage. They take up less storage room and acquisition time than disposables -30-
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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Scrub Scrubbing

Housekeeping guru Don Aslett opened my eyes to dwell time for getting things clean. Simply dampen a grimy surface with the cleaning solution of your choice, wait half a minute (or a little longer) and then wipe the surface clean. I prefer cheap terry washcloths to other cleaning wipers -30-
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A New Bag

Last year I stumbled across a physician's black bag at the north end Academic Bookstore. The contemporary model is made of nylon pack cloth and seemed to be just the ticket for my daily needs. It didn't seem quite right to claim a medical accessory at the time, so I passed it up.


My go-to purse purveyor discontinued the slash-proof model I'd been toting for years, and I stumbled across the medical bags again when I was in the store on another errand. This time, I looked at the price and the colors, hefted one, and inspected the interior. It's straightforward and obliging. The design respects fine motor skills: the fabric is just heavy enough to be serviceable while being light enough to handle gently. I picked one up to test-haul, and so far it's working very well -30-

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Co-axial Storage

I needed extra crock space in the kitchen to present the tongs that are now my serving implement of choice. A clean flower pot big enough to hold them was an annoyingly clumsy space to keep them. In an impatient moment, I emptied it and set in the old-fashioned footed "spooner" that I use to hold utility flatware. The smaller vessel fills the void that made a tangle of the tongs. Together, the two vessels are four times the convenience -30-
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Monday, August 6, 2018

The Sky Is Back

Seattle's cerulean sky disappeared around 1986. My personal take on the change is that intense logging of the region coupled with problems with the ozone layer had modified conditions. I feared the change was permanent, but this year I am seeing the same impeccable blue I had always taken for granted -30-
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