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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column reminding you that, just because you try to forget about it doesn’t mean it will disappear.

A field agent of ours is breaking into the knee- and back-friendly career of carpet cleaning (imagine bending over repeatedly for 10 hours a day, if you will). He related to us yesterday a call from a Silverthorne second-home owner who was wondering if the company could help out. Seems when the house was occupied over the winter holidays the sewer backed up and filled the basement. Not wanting to deal with the hassle, apparently, the folks just shut the door and didn’t come back until this week. Our man said things were alive in that mess and the carpet-cleaners suggested the homeowners call hazardous materials crews to clean up the mess – because the cleaners sure as heckfire weren’t going to touch it.

Corollaries to this maxim: Your car will not heal itself; just because the rattling went away doesn’t mean the rustbucket has developed healing powers. Garbage does not take itself out (not unless it starts crawling, like the aforementioned basement). Laundry does not wash itself; nor does washed laundry fold itself.

That’s enough wisdom for one day.

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IQ Alert!! IQ Alert!! (D’you like that one? We just made that up.) This goes out to the off-roader who got stuck in the lake mud near Farmer’s Korner. Just because the road is there doesn’t mean you have to try to drive it.

And, here’s a Scum Alert!! Scum Alert!! Our favorite purveyor of disc golf, Frank, says two kids in baseball uniforms ran off with his white Avier Worlds 2001 disc after it landed on hole No. 1. It had a stamp on it from the world championships in Nashville, Tenn. Anybody with any info can call (970) 968-2908.

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Have a Friday. We’re listening to you at summitup@summitdaily.com, fax at (970) 668-0755 or that voicemail at (970) 668-3998 ext. 237 …


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