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“Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”

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White clouds cover the sky. The sun made an effort earlier, and there was a bit of light but only for a little while. The temperature is 63˚, close to the predicted high of 65˚. Tonight will get down to the high 40’s.

When I was a kid, I took a Saturday night bath, the same as every other kid I knew. During the rest of the week, it was only touch-up, mostly face and hands. My mother was relentless with a facecloth. I swear she rubbed off the first layer of skin. The towels were always rough. We didn’t have a dryer. We had a clothesline.

Last night Jack and Henry were Asleep at the foot of my bed. Their heads were touching so they were stretched across the bottom of my bed from side to side. I had to fold my legs. That’s how I fell asleep. Later, I woke up, turned off the light I had left on and managed to find some room. Henry and I woke up around the same time this morning. Jack was gone. I found him downstairs asleep on a chair in the living room. From bed to chair, tough life, Jack.

I don’t know what to do today. I finished my book last night, but I have plenty of books waiting so I’ll probably start another. My bed needs changing and the plants need watering, but I may leave the bed. Changing sheets means more laundry.

My aunt taught me to tell time so I could read the Cinderella watch she would later give me for my First Communion. I remember how proud I felt wearing my new watch. I wanted everyone to ask me what time it was. If they didn’t, I offered the time anyway. I suspect I was a bit annoying.

I don’t wear a watch and haven’t worn one for a long time. If I have to be somewhere, I leave in plenty of time. I am almost never late. When I travel, I do have my phone or iPad for time checks, but, before devices, I brought a watch with me attached to the inside of my bag. I didn’t check it much as the actual time didn’t matter except on travel days.

I have three watches. All of them are analog, always my choice. They all need batteries. I’ll have to think about that.

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