Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Little Blue Book
It's never too early to start planning for the summer, or for the rest of your life for that matter. Hence the birth of the Blue Book. Our Blue Book is also Green, in that it's been repurposed from its original raison d'etre (I don't really know what that was as it was Michael's book but let's not worry about that right now, perhaps Michael will add a comment to this post and let us know what the original purpose of the Blue Book was). (ooooh, maybe it was his little black book!!) Obviously, it didn't get used up for that purpose (whatever that was) because he removed just a few pages with an Xacto knife and voila - new Blue Book!
We are using the Blue Book to help us plan for our trip east to PEI & Crofters Lane this summer. It now contains (after rifling through all of my mess of papers from last summer's two trips) phone numbers of those folks we may need to get in touch with like the driveway guy who also repairs and replaces septic systems, things we need to take with us like bedding and towels, things we need to purchase like an ax and a bed, a prioritized (eventually) list of things we want to change and add to our property, everything from an outdoor shower to a labyrinth & gazebo in the forest.
Places we want to visit, decorating ideas, utility companies, neighbours names and phone numbers, stuff to list on kijiji to raise $$ for our trip, name and phone number of the plumber and electrician, where to buy a lobster pot, how to rig up a spit over the firepit and on and on. We have so many ideas we can't keep them all in our heads. So as a wise man once said to me "on paper, off mind".
Who was that wise man??