Himself: Very pleased with yesterdays bathroom finish. He will swim and give that company a call.
Herself:…and too, the back up blog. Still not feeling like me. I’m getting better at a snail’s pace. Both MB and I have identical coughs.
A blog you might like: Here atStudio Ruthe you will find a world traveler, book maker, delightful artist with fibers and images all this and she’s not twenty any more. Right now she’s trying out a new camera. It’s going to be a good adventure.
Reading: “Two Girls and a Mystery” by May Hollis Barton who is really Harriette Stratemeyer Adams
Gratitude: G, MB, KAP, JJ, and of GH from the poets group.
- Done. It’s done. The last original room in the house has been gutted and modernized at last. Oh there are details here or there, but the major room remodels are finished. There’s always maintenance to be done. A paint chip here, a ding needing patching there. Maybe someday we will put modern, real wood cabinets in the kitchen. Right now, I like the bathroom orange a lot as does G. I like everything….it was all done within our budget….just the way we have done it. Yes too, there is a stuffed chicken on top of the corner cupboard. Yes too, there is a stuffed shark on a shelf. Shouldn’t everyone have stuffed critters in their orange half baths?
- Job: He’s called this morning. They won’t commit because of the non-disclosure statement, but he was told to call back mid June. They said that they felt he was a great fit for the company. When he commented that he’s hoped to know so he could take a trip to see his brother, he was told to enjoy his vacation. The job remains off the job board. We have hope.
- Books. While I read and edited my poem, G dashed off to two estate sales. I’d indicated an interest in a lap tray we had seen one sale site. Late thirties or early forties. When he got to the second sale, he found the lap tray on the sold table, but inside he found a stack of books from the turn of the last century. Girls books. “Nan Sherwood’s Winter Holidays”….”Mystery and Adventure Stories for Girls,” that sort of thing. Just right for a granddaughter after the grandmother and mother finish reading them. He also found three bookcases…..just right for the too many book Lessa who has nowhere to put them. Wasn’t it grand that he just happened to be driving the truck? As he was leaving, he grabbed a 1921 Fannie Merritt Farmer’s Cooking School Cook Book for me….and the tray. Someone didn’t want it after all.
- More book stuff: I knew that series books like “The Bobsey Twins” and “Nancy Drew” were all written by one person. Do check out that web page. The colorful covers will lure you to once again read a “Hardy Boys” book or a “Nancy Drew” adventure where the hero or heroine always are just ahead of the villain or police. Last night I discovered that Harriette Stratemeyer Adams wrote all these and more using the pen names of Victor Appleton II, May Hollis Barton, Franklin W. Dixon, Laura Lee Hope, Carolyn Keene, Ann Sheldon, Helen Louise Thorndyke. This site says that she wrote nearly 200 volumes in all. She wrote all these while married, having children, and managing the Stratemeyer syndicate that produced all these staple children’s books in a factory line style of writing.
G installing the hand towel hook. Almost everything you see
is second hand or recycled except for the sink.
G’s latest haul from an estate sale.