The Diary of a Nobody – April 1, 2018

Meet Sparrow, an average man passing an average life…

Sunday, April 1
You know, I’ve come up with a good way to reckon when winter comes and goes: when ol’ Sparrow needs the winter coat for five (5) consecutive days, winter is here…When I don’t need it for five (5) consecutive days…So, according to Sparrow, Mr Equinox, winter is over…I haven’t put the winter coat away – it’s still hanging on the rocking chair – but it hasn’t been used in at least a week.

In fact, the weather is so nice the lawn will have to be mowed soon…I am not making that up!!!…The downside is The Wife and I didn’t get to raking up the leaves last fall, so that still has to be done.

The ugly blue house across the street is vacant again…I have no idea where the Freeman’s went, but the moving truck was there last week and I thought maybe they split up and only one was leaving, but no, the whole place is empty…There isn’t a For Sale sign either…The For Sale sign is down at the house next to the Freeman’s, the one on the right as you enter town…I checked and he got almost what he was asking for it, which was a lot, if you would have asked me, but he only came down a few thousand dollars from his original asking price…Some modest, mostly unscientific, research shows the value of The Shire is up considerably, too, not that we’re looking to sell cause we’re not, don’t even start.

Slow at the retailer, tho I did get to use a fave technique today…This guy waddled up to the service and said he wanted to buy four bags of mulch…They’re big, too big to lug into the store and he asked what he should do…I went outside with him so he could show me exactly what he wanted and, get this, I took a picture of the barcode!!!…This way I could scan the barcode without having to bring a bag in and the gentleman could pull his truck up…I would to take credit for this splendid innovation, but a customer actually showed this team a year or so ago.

Sparrow’s Sleep Log: 8:30ish to 3:28…I add the exact minute because the it was five (5) minutes before the alarm was scheduled to go off…Seven hours is pretty good.

The Diary of a Nobody is a novel. All elements are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Anything else is a coincidence.

It was inspired by the 19th-century British novel of the same name.

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