A quiet week here at Mist Cottage. I have been working on my book, and backing up VHS home videos. My goal is to donate the whole VHS player/TV/VHS Tapes system to someone who would enjoy watching it all. Might work, but then again it might not. The old CRT television is getting a bit old, purchased in 2003, it is 13 years old, and already archaic. No wonder humans are drowning themselves, and the rest of life on planet earth, in garbage. But I digress. It would be very nice to get the very large, now unused, CRT television out of the house.
I borrowed the The Number One Ladies Detective Agency series from the library. The last episode was enjoyed this evening. I knew little about Botswana before bumping into this series. I’ve spent quite a few hours since, reading about Botswana, and touring Garbarone with Google Earth. I haven’t “gotten it” yet though, I can see the magic in Africa, but I cannot feel it. I would have to spend some time there I think, to get a feel for the appeal. If I could live a second lifetime, I think that would be on my list of things worth doing.
We took a quick drive over to the library to return the DVD and a library book, dropping them into the after hours shoot. The air was bracing, and very refreshing as it filled my lungs on the short walk from the car to the library door. Autumn is well under way now.
As I write Attila is preparing his “second supper”. Attila eats dinner with me, fairly early in the evening. Sometime before 10:00 p.m. he will prepare a second meal. Most nights he gets up in the wee hours and has a substantial snack. He usually skips breakfast and dives back into sustenance with a large morning snack, a big lunch, and then returns home again to start the cycle over again. Thank goodness he has learned to be quiet during his late night meal, so that he no longer wakes me as he prepares food in the kitchen.
Date: 9:00 PM EDT Tuesday 25 October 2016
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 102.9 kPa
Dew point: -4.4°C
Wind: WNW 16 km/h
Visibility: 24 km
“Strive for excellence, not perfection.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.