Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Mice and Miscellany
Not much news around here today. Our mouse situation has picked up again. We've caught three in traps in just the last few days, for a total of 22 since we started keeping count early this year. Maybe they're moving inside as the weather gets colder?
While walking Olga yesterday morning I found two plastic trash bags full of paperback books. I brought them home but was disappointed to find most of the books are in Turkish. I'm not sure I can even donate them to Oxfam, but maybe I'll try. There were a handful of English ones too -- nothing I would want to read, but somebody might. For example, there's a 624-page tome called "The Queen's Necklace" by Frances Mossiker, about Marie Antoinette. That's way too much decadent royalty for me.
Dave and I finished "The Americans" last night. I found the final episode lacking, but overall I really enjoyed he show. I'm looking forward to starting some new series, though!
(Photo: Shops in Clerkenwell, in roughly the same neighborhood where "Oliver Twist" takes place.)