"[I]n this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
-- Benjamin Franklin, letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy (1789)
"Nothing endures but change."
-- Heraclitus of Ephesus (c.535 BC - 475 BC)
The house is all packed up, the cleaners have gone through and made the place spotless, and D and I went through today and spackled a few rough spots. The cats survived their first day alone in a hotel, and the Prius had its 45,000-mile service. So we're all set for our road trip. You can read all about it on our blog, Travels With Our Cats.
And speaking of change:
That's probably eight to ten years of coinage, collected in a box by our front door as we came home from spending petty cash. Which is less than
ERRATUM (21 Apr 2008): I just realized that we took a whole bunch of change out of that coin box a few weeks ago to make a wedding present for our newlywed friends Ken and Jerry. (We couldn't swing a suitcase full of cash, so we went for a lunchbox full of change instead. They were amused.) I've corrected the figures above.