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Sat Apr 19th, 2014


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02:22 pm
Handyman comes on a cold sunny morn. I have a new workable clothesline! I have raccoon baffles around the trifurcate of the cherry tree! I have new kitchen taps that don't leak! I have a newly caulked tub that we hope doesn't leak! There is no hole in the wall by the stairs where the plaster fell out! Have also lost the elephant's trunk at the bottom of the handrail, where the plastic covering broke higher up and slipped down. Not replaceable by anything as yet, but a good deal more sightly than it was.

Of course nothing is perfect. I have yet to meet a handyman who can do a smooth even caulking job, and this was no exception. The Affordable (and corner-cutting) Plumber could, but he didn't caulk the whole thing, is why I had to get someone else to do it. Also: should have supervised the baffling job, because if they'd put the first baffles higher they wouldn't have needed to add two more. But on the whole, very content.

Also: Bakka does indeed have Aliette de Bodard, in a door-stopping compendium of all three volumes. Am still thinking about this, because that's not a book that will travel at all.

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From:incandescens
Date:April 19th, 2014 11:19 pm (UTC)
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Huzzah for various household issues being fixed! Even if not perfectly.

I confess that I have the three de Bodards on my Kindle. A Kindle is a useful thing, god wot, even if it is expensive and all the Amazon-purchased (rather than Gutenberg-acquired) books on it are subject to removal at Amazon's whim.
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From:flemmings
Date:April 20th, 2014 12:24 am (UTC)
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I've never been tempted by e-readers before this, but the sheer size of that trilogy... well.
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From:incandescens
Date:April 20th, 2014 12:30 am (UTC)
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I'm not sure that I'd have got round to buying one myself if my coworkers hadn't given me one for my fortieth birthday, but now that I have it, it is useful.
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From:flemmings
Date:April 20th, 2014 11:49 am (UTC)
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Having e-readers thrust upon you solves a myriad of difficulties, for sure. I wouldn't know which kind to pick, even,

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