Finding clean underwear after you’ve packed all your clothing in the depths of your car over one week ago is no easy task. I was in a hurry a week or so ago when I was both packing my house and separately packing for a woodsy getaway. I don’t know what I was thinking . . . it’s quite clear that I was not.

Yesterday I finally found the underwear I’d stashed for myself. Somehow they were hiding near the parking brake of my car. I do not recommend this approach. If you find yourself in a situation like mine, where you have need to hide some clean underwear for yourself for a later date – I suggest you put your necessities in a little backpack and stash it somewhere obvious. And I suggest you pack an extra pair. And maybe some extra contact lenses too.

I’m leaving a day later than anticipated. Digging around in my car is not an option. I’m wearing my glasses – and not divulging the condition of my undergarments.