WEEK 26 2009
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- Getting packed for next week, a week at the beach in Cayucos! I am to
tow the float - a pirate ship - so am getting that all ship shape as
well. So to speak.
Book #31 was Irish Lace,
by Andrew M. Greeley. It's a mystery, of sorts, with an Irish woman and
her American husband as the Holmes/Watson pair. Greeley is a priest,
and violently anti-Republican for some reason. The evil judge, for
example, is a Republican. Weird, given that the setting is the
notoriously corrupt Democratic city of Chicago.
Friday 26 June
- busy. I wanted to leave early for Lancaster, but ended leaving pretty late.
Thursday 25 June
- Farewell, Kodachrome! But kudo's to Dwayne's Photo, Parsons, Kansas, for being the last developer. Whoa - it says on their web site that they still process 126 film
as well - I didn't know that it had even been phased out elsewhere! I
may have a roll or two that needs developing, left over from some old
backpack trips in the 1990's.
Book #30 was Captains Courageous, by Rudyard Kipling. This was as an ebook from Project Gutenberg,
on the Sony Reader. Not bad, amusing, but not quite as much character
development as I'd expected. I've never seen the 1937 movie all the way
through - a friend tells me it is excellent, and that Spencer Tracy,
unsurprisingly, steals the show...
I think the only other book by Kipling that I've read is Kim, many years ago.
Wednesday 24 June 2009
- down to the boat. Still no cooling water being drawn into the diesel.
I pulled the inlet filter & checked that there is flow in through
the sea cock, and flow through the filter,
so it's probably the impeller (no water gushing from the exhaust
cannister into the bilges, alas, an easy fix). Bah. But I've a spare
impeller & just need to research how to replace it on the
Sluiced the topsides with the hose, but it needs cleaning, varnishing, and sailing.
There is a boat festival in Oxnard on Saturday, I'm tempted to see what
might turn up there. Prices are down, lot's of empty slips - I bet used
boat gear is at good (for buyers!) price.
Tuesday 23 June 2009
- pretty busy, but feeling much better.
Monday 22 June 2009
- back at work - an early group inspection to take part in.
Sunday was nearly a lost cause, though I did get a bit
of structural reinforcement done on the pirate ship. I need to get some
better attachments for the trailer safety chains, then it'll be safe
for the road.
I've been on the road quite a bit, so the books are almost all audio
for the last few weeks.
Book #29 was
Far Side of the World, by Patrick O'Brian. As always,
Sunday 21 June_2009
- Book #28
Ghost Map*, by Steven Johnson. It's an excellent story, of
Londons' 1854 Cholera Epidemic, and of Dr. John Snow and the Reverend Henry
Whitehead, who proved that Cholera is a water borne disease, rather
than a vaporous toxin (Miasma). The germ theory of disease not yet
existing this took some brilliant, tedious & extensive, and
dangerous sleuthing by the two - at first independently and at odds,
but later together.
I listened to the MP3, but the map is online, a 5MB PDF download, at a website about the book-