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Stampless in Seattle

Since it comes but once a year, I always manage to forget, or rather, forget the magnitude of the January work crunch. And on the grand scale, it's hardly tough; it's just so unlike other times of year that I feel like I'm constantly disappointing folks because everything takes longer (this is likely just the way it feels rather than the way it is). If I could press "pause" on other needs and requests until year-end close is finished, life would seem simpler, but the show must go on (in fact, I'm a big supporter of the show going on!).

So I'm expecting to spend lots of time in front of the computer today and have unwisely set up my desk in our thinly-insulated, unheated upstairs suite. Looked into a heater earlier this week, but hit a couple of bumps in the road that kept me from closing the loop (as usual), so dressing in layers is probably the order of the day. Also planning a midday excursion to find stamps, one of those little things that means a lot (an unanticipated mailing this week wiped out my supply at the office). New house and new neighborhood are blessings and a lot of fun, but I'll be happier when I have heat in the vicinity of my desk and know the nearest place buy stamps. Shows how good I usually have it.

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