Kate, do you understand that your cable was not out for 24 years, as you wrote? Diana
Life is short indeed, Diana, and as I don't live in Massachusetts, every time ESPN or FOX features the Red Sox on national television, those long hours are precious, to be savored.
KateIn a message dated 6/21/2007 5:29:44 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:
But Kate, how frequently can your cable go out for 24 years? Ars may be longa but life is short. Diana
Kate wrote: "Not a bad idea since it's been happening so frequently as of late.Â I'll send the cable company a fax or email to that effect."
Kate wrote:"We had a bad storm yesterday and the cable was out for over 24 years, "
Kate I would definitely ask for a reduction in my cable bill. Diana
From: Kate Troy <[log in to unmask]>
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To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: The Archivist
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 21:17:54 EDT
In a message dated 6/20/2007 7:59:24 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:> Kate Troy wrote:
> Well, Rick, yes, there happens to be beach nearby, but I don't hang
> much at the beach in summer; it's a little hot.Â But, I can always
> read it while hibernating inside the house.Â In Florida, people
> hibernate in summer, not winter.
In central illinois about the only decent time not to hibernate is in
the fall. We have wonderful falls, but in the 'spring' there is often
not much of a break between the day we turn off our furnace and the day
we turn on our air conditioning. Once or twice it has been less than 24
We had a bad storm yesterday and the cable was out for over 24 years, which in our case meansÂ the computerÂ was also out, not an unusual circumstance in summer.Â My husband is on his second book in two days.Â His first one was a biography on Dashiel Hammett.Â He started to read a novel that I had on the shelf, The Red Tent, but threw it aside after a couple of pages.Â He was reading short stories by Fitzgerald, but theÂ cable was turned on at about 4:00 this afternoon, just before everyone came home from work.Â ha ha.Â The cable company didn't wantÂ hundreds of angry phone calls. Â And, I hear that it's a temporary fix. Lightening struck at one of its main transmitters on this island and destroyed it completely.Â There was a fire.Â But, now it's back on and I hear the Red Sox in the background.Â ESPN was kind enough to feature them tonight and it isÂ comforting to hear them in the background of my life.Â But, both my husband and I definitely read a lot more in summer than winter due to weather considerations. When it's not lightening, the sun is burning and the humidity is soaring. But, it's also very beautiful.Â Everything is green outside and the tropical landscaping and flowers are magnificent.Â The storms last only an hour or so; thenÂ the world outside becomes very still, andÂ sultry and romantic .Â We go out for evening walks. It's the season for evening walks.Â It's the season for flopping on the sofa with a book in the afternoon,Â gazing up now and then outside at the hibiscus and the bougainvillea bushes, and toÂ hear in the background, not the birds that playing outside my front doorÂ on the seaÂ grape treesÂ or the boatsÂ pulling into the back bay andÂ sounding their horns, for I have the air conditioning on, butÂ an enthusiastic voice informing me thatÂ Big Papi justÂ didÂ another home run.ÂKate
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