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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Christopher L. Hayes
Progress: 17/304 pages
Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays
Northrop Frye
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Progress: 96/454 pages
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
Progress: 22/750 pages
All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Starting things off wrong on the day after Christmas

Small leak in the water line between house and studio.


I can repair it.  I can even dig down to it -- here in Arizona water lines are usually no more than 12 to 18 inches into the ground because there's no danger of frost.


But I can't shut the water off.  BF has the tool and knows where the valve is, and he's . . . socializing.


He wanted me to call a $50/hour (or more) plumber to dig a hole and patch a pipe.  When I said no, I wasn't going to pay that kind of money, I got silence.




He'll be home eventually and turn the water off and then I can fix it.  In the meantime. . . . .