Yes, indeedy.
In a message dated 6/24/2007 9:25:29 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
[log in to unmask] writes:

Kate, do you understand that your cable was not out for 24 years,  as you 
wrote? Diana

Kate wrote: 
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. 
In 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.  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] (mailto:[log in to unmask]) >

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To: [log in to unmask] (mailto:[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] (mailto:[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.  But, I can always

> read it while hibernating inside the house.   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 means  the computer was also out,  not an unusual circumstance 
in summer.  My husband is on his  second book in two days.  His first one was 
a biography on  Dashiel Hammett.  He started to read a novel that I had on 
the  shelf, The Red Tent, but threw it aside after a couple of  pages.  He was 
reading short stories by Fitzgerald, but  the cable was turned on at about 
4:00 this afternoon, just  before everyone came home from work.  ha ha. The 
cable  company didn't want hundreds of angry phone calls.  And, I  hear that 
it's a temporary fix. Lightening struck at one of its main  transmitters on 
this island and destroyed it completely. There  was a fire.  But, now it's 
back on and I hear the Red Sox in the  background.  ESPN was kind enough to 
feature them tonight and it  is comforting to hear them in the background of my 
life.   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.  
Everything is green outside and the tropical  landscaping and flowers are magnificent. 
 The storms last only  an hour or so; then the world outside becomes very 
still,  and sultry and romantic .  We go out for evening walks.  It's the 
season for evening walks.  It's the season for flopping  on the sofa with a book 
in the afternoon, gazing up now and then  outside at the hibiscus and the 
bougainvillea bushes, and  to hear in the background, not the birds that playing 
outside my  front door on the sea grape trees or the  boats pulling into 
the back bay and sounding their horns,  for I have the air conditioning on, 
but an enthusiastic voice  informing me that Big Papi just did another home 




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