I headed for Public Works and put my cardboard box full of deconstructed cardboard boxes in their dumpster and then headed for the post office. There was a looong line, and since I was shipping an SFBC exclusive anthology to Australia, I couldn't use the machine. I did talk three people in front of me into using the machine, which shortened the line some. There were two clerks when I came in and they were both dealing with complicated stuff. By the time I got to the waiting counter, two more clerks and Tony, the guy who is supposed to be luring people to the machine, came out, and things moved quicker. While I was in line, my phone rang and the IM vet told me Giorgio's ashes had come. When I finished at the post office, I went to get the ashes and settle up and get my one-kitty carrier, too.
As I came home, nature had recovered -- the trees and bushes were standing up again, stretching to the clearing sky. The grass was waving in the wind. Roads will freeze again tonight, but nature should be okay.