10:45 AM. I just (a) drove to San Francisco (hitting green lights all the way from 9th and Folsom to Larkin and Geary!!!), (b) put 1/2 hour's worth of change in the meter, (c) bought string, wood dowels for kites, a very nice little fruit knife with its own sheath and four sando-gasa
at Soko Hardware, (d) explained WHY I needed four sando-gasa, (e) went next door to Sakai's for green onions, kabocha, daikon satsuma oranges, mochi (strawberry, melon and mugwort), sugar (but no baking powder!), (f) chatted kabocha recipes with the cashier, (g) drove back to Alameda, (h) bought baking powder, two ice blocks and signed a petition at Nob Hill Foods and (i) came back here in under two hours
I am going to have some brunch, take the book box down to the truck, cut and tape the banner pole bamboo, then start organizing and packing garb.
EDIT 12:57 PM.
Book box is packed and loaded into passenger footwell of truck cab.
Banner poles are finished. Using wooden dowels fitted into one end of a pole so another can be fitted on top works beautifully. We will have 10' high cantilevered banners.
Exceedingly painful and awkward splinter in left thumb has been removed. Contemplating a letter to Curad about the blatant stupidity of packaging bandages in such a way that you bleed over half the box while tearing one from a perforated set of multiple packages and then struggle to get THAT one out of its coccoon.
Tea. I need tea....
EDIT: 2:42 PM
Garb is clean, pressed (well, at least things like kosode collars), packed and about to get loaded into the truck.
EDIT: 4:55 PM
Wagon and cooler have been hosed off, dried in the sun and loaded after a little truck Tetris. I have determined that everything WILL fit in a reasonable fashion, hats included.
First load of laundry is in dryer, second is washing
. My book shipment arrived from Amazon.com early.
EDIT: 6:18 PM SundayKabocha manju
is a write off. Onigiri is made.
Kitchen box has been repacked, party box is packed and both are ready for load-out.
Japantown shopping run Saturday 2/9 Non-Japantown shopping Saturday 2/9 Finish banners.
nventory camp kitchen stuff Inventory and triage camping gear living in truck. Check fit of new ridgepole sleeve and turn old one into recycling. Call Bruce's and get the truck serviced. Motel 6 reservation in Palm Springs. Class notes!
Fresh batteries in iPod speaker dock. Re-glue rosette on hurdy gurdy. Cut bamboo for banner pole cross-pieces. Cut doweling for bamboo "extensions." Reinforce ends of bamboo with strapping tape to prevent splitting. Pack garb trunk. Pack books.Sunday: Make chicken teryaki onigiri Make kabocha manju and throw it away because the cake should not be freaking pie crust! Re-pack kitchen box
and put in truck.
Pack non-perishable groceries
and put in truck.
Pack knapsack (modern clothes, toiletries, camera.)
Print and copy class notes.
Take out trash.Tuesday AM
Load hurdy gurdy, knapsack.
Put ice and food in cooler.
Make George a new coif. Let out the pink kimono I won at the silent auction for $5
Finish brown gored tunic?