My brother is on a sort of vacation.
Dad takes advantage of
these opportunities to mess with this stuff. Sometimes it is amusing but
sometimes it gets a little annoying. The problem of course is what do
you say to someone 93 years old?
If is kind of funny that he knows
he should not be messing with this stuff and he expects me to be
annoyed. Sort of like a little kid getting away with something.
all started this morning with a box of file folders. My uncle asked me
to take them upstairs above the shop. This is a death sentence for
anything important as the roof leaks. However no one will repair the
roof and instead they like to hang buckets to catch the drips. Repairing
the roof would cost money and since dad and his brother kind of expect
they will die tomorrow but yet are too stubborn to do so-things like
roof repair have not been done for the past 30 years.
Anyway, I did think it was funny my uncle was asked to take the files but I didn't really think about it that closely.
looked in dad's office. It was a wreck. He had moved his organizational
focus from moisture testers to previously filed boxes which had been
supervised by my brother. Boxes were strewn everywhere. Since dad can't
lift the boxes his simply pulled them off the shelves and knocked the
boxes over. Some files had been emptied and refiled and there were boxes
of empty notebooks which of course needed to go back onto the shelf.
I caught him with several packages of old negatives which he admitted that he would file randomly and loose forever.
I picked up boxes for him and followed his instructions on just where
the boxes needed to go. Then I picked up the box he wanted hauled
It was all of my farm records from 2009-2010.
Now he is calling me for coffee time.
knows good and well that he is doing things that he is not "supposed"
to do. And now he is calling me as he has been caught getting rid of my
farm records and old photos. Or at least that is what I suspect after
dealing with this behavior for a couple years now. I don't rant about it
as I could very well be wrong but I suspect a pattern.
It is kind of funny....
Later, I returned-dun, dun, dunnnn! as my daughter says to emphasis important moments.
Dad had really gotten into my brother's organizational system. I pointed out to him that the Minneapolis-Moline manuals had in fact been organized and while it might be helpful (to his personal satisfaction) to have them listed in his cryptic database system, my brother might be offended should they be reorganized. He deferred to my suggestion.
I had to go to town for parts and so I left him alone. I have been kind of afraid to go back. He was really eying the brother's supply of spare Apple Pismo laptop parts. I suspect they have all been cataloged and dumped in random boxes but I don't really want to go look...
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