Readers, the next few weeks are going to be a bit tumultuous. My building is undergoing a major renovation of our heating/air conditioner system, and we have to vacate our apartment (during the day) for quite a few days this month (actually the work started on Friday).
Vacating the apartment isn't that big a deal but we can't leave the dogs when the workmen are here and there aren't that many places we can go with two chihuahuas. (Where my Mom lives you can't even visit with dogs.) We can hang out in the kitchen and bathroom if we must -- I'm in the kitchen now -- but it's not very comfortable given that it's also where we're storing a lot of the stuff we had to move out of the bedrooms and living room, and it can be noisy. At least I can blog from here but obviously I can't start a sewing project. We spent most of Friday at a neighbor's house and we've been taking very, very long dog walks to pass the time.
Fortunately for me, I have now twenty episodes of "Petticoat Junction" to distract myself with -- plus, of course, there's also the option of actually reading a book. Somehow amid the chaos it's easier to concentrate on DVDs. I hadn't ever seen these early black-and-white episodes from the first few seasons of "Petticoat Junction" (the show ran from 1963-1970) but they're very charming and funny and most of the actors are marvelous. The show changed radically when Bea Benederet, who plays the main character, the widow Kate Bradley, died, and the show never quite recovered from her absence. Obviously "Petticoat Junction" is an acquired taste but I'm thoroughly enjoying it, though I still can't keep track of which daughter is Bobbie Jo, Betty Jo and Billie Jo -- does it really matter?
|Why couldn't they have named those girls Marcia, Jan, and Cindy?|
In other news, much to my surprise, there is tremendous interest in purple corduroy amongst many of you readers. I don't know how much of my bolt I'll end up using, but maybe I will try to divvy it up somehow. There's always MPB Day (Saturday, August 10)!
I think it's time to walk the dogs again before the thunderstorms start.
Have a great day, everybody!
(Was there ever a catchier TV theme song?)