Oh, I guess I forgot to write that he was going in the first place. Well, Mr. C took his annual safari to Ohio to visit family, attend a family reunion, tromp around the old farm, visit his childhood haunts. During his 10 day absence I caught up with friends, went out to lunch (with Jackie, who came up from the Bay Area for an overnight) and dinner with Erin (neighbor and gardener par excellence). I also ruminated on why I have neglected this blog for so long. I came up with no excuse. Ennui, pure and simple.
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After dropping substantial bucks on the computer business I then had to go out and buy a new printer. My old workhorse just quit on me. True, it was nine years old. That's probably as much printing,copying/scanning as one should expect from a machine one didn't buy in the first place. It was an Apple give-away when I bought the LapMac. This spiffy new printer is wireless, has everything including FAX capability, and is allegedly easier on the wallet as far as ink cartridges are concerned. That will be a welcome relief.
After waiting for two months, the furniture leaves this afternoon for the re-upholstery workshop. It should all be back in about a week. I've almost forgotten what I ordered!
I've been a fan of the author Louis Auchincloss (some vague relation to Jackie O). He writes (wrote) such urbane, sophisticated novels of life mainly in the East coast corridors of social, financial and political power. Today I finished "The Rector of Justin", set in an East coast private boys' prep school between about 1915 - 1945. There's a lot going on here. Much meat to chew over, especially for one who went through the religious boarding school experience. Haven't chosen next read yet; any suggestions?