Good morning or whatever part of the day is for you. Today is Monday, June 15, 2015. The temperature is 64.9°F and the humidity is 87% at 626 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 mph with gusts of 2.2 mph. It was overcast when I went outside to feed Gremlin. He’s singing to me now from the back door. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 86° (“nearly the same as yesterday”) today.
This is something that doesn’t happen too often anymore: I have a drive this afternoon. I’ve already printed directions and loaded the destinations into the GPS. I think I’ve been to the facility before so theoretically, I can find it again easily enough.
I won’t get much writing done today, but I can get some reading done while I wait for the rider today. I think what I’ll do with Examiner is start re-writing the old Hardy Boys mysteries reviews that I did for Epinions. They can be done relatively quickly and relatively easily and god knows there are a lot of them!
And the work on the kitchen continues. Mr. Siduri painted much of the trim yesterday. One of the new light fixtures arrived yesterday. Since they are a pair, it’s odd that the second one didn’t arrive with it.
Off to write another day—
Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy. Hope the day brings you good things.
1. Spend an hour with Siegfried
2. Work on another review for Examiner.
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alexdg1 wrote on June 15, 2015, 10:59 AM
I've only owned/read one Hardy Boys book: The Mystery of the Short Wave Radio (or something along those lines). I think someone gave it to me when I was 10 or 11, and I may have read the whole thing. It got lost in the move to this house, and I don't remember much about the plot or the ending.
alexdg1 wrote on June 15, 2015, 11:13 AM
I did some checking on that Hardy Boys mystery book I once owned: It is titled "The Short-Wave Mystery" and it was published twice. The first edition was published in 1945, and it was rewritten in 1966. I am willing to bet I had the '66 edition.
msiduri wrote on June 15, 2015, 11:22 AM
"The Short Wave Mystery" is actually one of my favorites. It's silly (...like they all aren't?) and involves a ring of thieves that use stuffed animals to hide and move their loot. Most of the original run, both of the Hardy Boys and the Nancy Drews, were reworked: shortened and the racism cleaned up. There was, so I am told, a bit of dumbing down as well.
alexdg1 wrote on June 15, 2015, 11:32 AM
Wikipedia says the books were reworked and (ugh) simplified, not only to get rid of the racism from the original editions, but to compete with television.
msiduri wrote on June 15, 2015, 11:49 AM
I hadn't heard they were competing with television, but that makes sense. They didn't have that to worry about the first time round in the 30s and 40s.
CalmGemini wrote on June 15, 2015, 1:41 PM
I also have read some Hardy Boys books.I read many of them not when I was a kid but when my son started to read them. By the way,how did the drive go?
alexdg1 wrote on June 15, 2015, 5:36 PM
Speaking of "The Short Wave Mystery." which edition did you read? The original 1945 one or the revised version?
msiduri wrote on June 15, 2015, 7:15 PM
The revised. The originals are a bit hard to come by. Being a tightwad, I got my books from the public library which would not have had the older ones available.
msiduri wrote on June 15, 2015, 7:27 PM
Well, whaddya know. According to the sender, both lamps had the same order number. They should have been in the same box. Uh-huh. Not like there was room. We couldn't have over looked the second. It'll be here Wednesday.
msiduri wrote on June 15, 2015, 7:28 PM
It went just fine, thank you. I missed the turn into the apartment complex where the rider lived, but that was before he was in the car, so he didn't notice.