Thanksgiving Weekend

It’s been a relatively quiet Thanksgiving weekend here. Thursday was cold and blustery. Yesterday was not snowy, but it was cold. Since Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (no cards, no presents, no special church services), it was good to just stay home and relax. We had the usual turkey/potatoes/cranberry dinner just for ourselves. Many years in the past we’ve had guests (often “stray” students or work colleagues who didn’t have anywhere to go), but this year it was just the two of us, plus Sam and Rosie, the dogs, and Mitsou, the cat.

The rest of the weekend was spent rearranging bookcases and the books on them to clear space in my studio for the eventual installation of my house practice organ. I got the proposal from Tim Hemry, the builder, on Wednesday, so now I have to figure out how to pay for it, and then give him the go-ahead. That entails clearing the space in the room where it will be installed, which has been full of books, CDs, music, and other miscellaneous detritus. We’ve made good progress, although there is still more for me to clear out.

I’ve weeded out a bunch of books, some to sell on amazon.com, and some to give to the book sale at school that benefits the continuing education department. One of them that I listed on amazon.com has already sold, so I had to make a trip to the main post office this afternoon to get it express mailed to a guy in Texas, who was very anxious to have it. It’s a good thing I’m a nice guy, because I would not have had to make such special arrangements.

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