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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic


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Currently reading

The Summer Tree
Guy Gavriel Kay
Progress: 10/383 pages
Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
Progress: 134/574 pages
The Secular Scripture: A Study of the Structure of Romance
Northrop Frye
Progress: 43/200 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
The House of the Spirits
Isabel Allende

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. . . . .