I straightened the couch cushions in the living room…for the second time, wiped down the kitchen counter…again, and watched the news for an hour.
(no news is good news)
I put clean towels in the bathroom and washed the two coffee cups in the sink then put them away.
Was this procrastination? No. Avoidance? Yes. The outcome would be no different no matter how long I lingered before I turned to the last page.
I zipped my coveralls and, box of garbage bags in hand, clicked the switch to illuminate the basement stairs and headed down.