Friday, April 21, 2017

Hodgepodge 174/365 - Fighting Entropy

I've been feeling a little down in the dumps. I attribute it to the political situation, but it's also a bit of a case of laziness—and being lazy never did anybody any good. So today I took the proverbial bull by the horns and got active.

One of David's mottoes is "Fight entropy: Do work." And that's what I tiptoed into today. I figure if I spend just fifteen minutes every day fighting entropy, I will be a saner, happier person.

I've got a long, pretty much never-ending list of things that need doing. You know: grappling with materialism—maintaining, cleaning, organizing, reducing. That sort of thing.

But one action item that has been on my list for far, far too long is getting my photo printer fixed. I wrote about it breaking down way back in August 2015. And yes, it's been sitting like that—broken down—ever since, even though all I needed to do was make a phone call, at least to get the ball rolling. I even had the direct phone number of customer service in, not India, but Virginia! Easy!

You'd think.

Well, long, boring story short, this morning I finally decided to act. In the meantime, however, I've lost the email with the magic phone number, so I googled for contact info. And found a website where one can submit a question via a form. I didn't even have to pick up the phone! And a response arrived within short order! Suggesting that a phone call really is the most efficient way to get a problem solved.

Yeah. I know that.

So I've made a note in my datebook for Monday: Call Canon! And I will. Because I am sick of having this thing weighing on me. Unfinished business really does sap your soul.

Plus, now I have the relevant phone number.

Off to such a rousing start, I then sorted through my pants (yes, I tried them all on—and yes, some of them no longer fit . . .) and so cleaned off a shelf in the closet. If I do that every day, my side of the closet will make me sane and happy within only a week or so!

Or at least a little more so.

One can hope.

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