Full Disclosure

This day had to come eventually. I was going through one of my bookshelves recently, and came across my own forgotten bookmark. This is a note for me from my Dad, written around 1996 or so, if I had to guess:

Hi Mike

GOOD DAY FOR:
• Sealing the gutter trouble spots
• If painter is not coming, bank dirt high up wall, do all you can to divert water. There is preforated pipe under deck. Put them under the dirt first. No floods this year!
• Painting the back room.

Found in my copy of "Catch 22" by Joseph Heller. Published by Dell, 1971.

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12 comments:

Moonshadow said...

Sooo... did you get it all done? Or did you kick back in a sunny spot and read your book?

unmoderated said...

I don't even remember what project this could have been, to be honest. He talks about 'the painters' and I can't recall ever hiring painters, as I was usually the one up on the ladder with a bucket of paint.

English Teacher said...

I thoroughly enjoy that your "to do" list starts with "A Good Day For"...maybe I will change my to-do list to that!

Pam said...

Moonshadow beat me to it. I was going to ask if you were able to accomplish everything on that list. It sounds pretty daunting to me. I would have sat in the sunny spot with a book. ;)

jociegal said...

Oh my goodness - I love it. My Dad totally would leave us kids notes like that too. My favorites were when we would stay home sick from school and he would leave out notes like, "If you're feeling better, take the dog for a walk and do your laundry - haha." Very cool.

Marie Burton said...

Loved this one, and of course I had to come running over to see if you ever did your chores =)

Glory von Hathor said...

'Good day for...'

I like that note. There a myth that men can't process prosody or hints, as if they were robots or something, and I always say it's a dirty lie.

unmoderated said...

Curiosity got the best of me, I asked my Dad if he remembered. He recalls that the list was for the building that's now the bookstore (back then it was half books, half furniture). I did indeed finish the list, but probably not all that day.

katie said...

i found your blog this morning. these things are among the most beautiful i've ever seen
thanks
katie

unmoderated said...

Thanks, Katie. I have a lot of fun with this stuff.

Park Avenue Princess said...

I LOVE it! It must've been a really GOOD day! There's A LOT to do! (in one day) So, I hope the sun was shining and it was gorgeous out!

I'm really glad that you shared something 'personal'! I absolutely LOVE your site!

x0xx Amy

JamaGenie said...

Busted! Used your dad's note for a bookmark. teeheehee ;D

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