Back in September 2011 I posted about relocating the wastebasket in my bedroom from beneath my desk to a spot next to my dresser where it was not visible when entering the room. The wastebasket had been in the former location for 21 years.
I wrote about how difficult it was for me to adjust to the change. It had been three weeks and I was still automatically heading to the the former location.
Well, I’m pleased to report that it took only a few more weeks before I was completely reprogrammed. I have been heading to the correct location all the time ever since. It’s as if it has always been next to the dresser – proof that an old dog can truly learn new tricks!
A few days ago I had a batch of junk mail to dispose of and, naturally, proceeded to deposit them in my bedroom wastebasket – – but found an empty space where the wastebasket was supposed to be! 😕
I was rather taken aback. I mean – – it’s been there for a year and a half! Where had it gone? I certainly didn’t remember moving it. There wasn’t any reason to have done so. Once a week, on Tuesday evening, I lift it up. empty the contents into a large plastic trash bag, and put it back. Those are the only times I even touch it.
Naturally, I eventually found it under my desk. I do not remember putting it there, but knew I had to have. It could not have moved itself. Obviously on the previous Tuesday, my mind, operating on auto pilot, utilized the former programmed procedure that I thought had been permanently updated.
Now, the photos. I captured the following two views of the sunset while on my walk Sunday evening – Awesome!