March 19th, 2013

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Tuesday Five Things

1. Am rather glad the weather has gone back to snow. The strong strong sun of March has a way of showing how dirty the windows are. So I clean the windows (notably in the front and screen door) and then the strong strong sun of March reveals the thin scratches in my 25 year old linoleum and the dust that won't come out of corners, and I despair of my house. In winter all that matters is that one is inside, cozy, and everything else is out.

2. But in those fine clear days the Front Lawn Dollar Store and Libraries got underway again. Last week I scored two glass glasses (could have had more, but I'm not greedy) and on Sunday a Tiffany lamp. I've no need for a Tiffany lamp, but it has a white globe attached to it which I might be able to use on the kitchen light, whose globe I broke back in '02. I picked up an Inspector Morse omnibus (sometimes I have to ignore my own No New Books rule), put out eight variegated volumes of my own, and at twilight brought in seven. -_- Yesterday, walking home in beginning snow along Yuppie Row, I saw that someone had abandoned a pile of books under a tree. I hastened to brush them off, intent on rescue, but they were Stephen R. Donaldsons, so I left them to pulp.
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