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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!


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Susan does windows – 400 feet up!

As part of my ongoing campaign to re-sanitize my apartment, Susan came to do the preparation needed before the furniture-moving crew could do its job. This entailed taking out, and safe-guarding, all the myriad books, drinking glasses and knick-knacks I had accumulated over the years, from shelves and cupboards. It also inspired her to wash the curtains (three times) and clean the windows.

Four days later when the finish on my, now pristine, wood-floor had properly hardened, Susan returned with Craig to attack the heavy layer of sanding dust that filled every cranny and covered everything but the floor itself. This, they did with great gusto. I could never have managed it  myself and counted my lucky stars that I have such caring daughters. Craig did a meticulous job on the glass doors and shelves and also sanded a small piece of the floor which had been inadvertently  covered by furniture. Great thanks to them both.

Here are a few pictures of Susan at work:

Window-cleaner at work . . . .


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Window-cleaner observer – Hand knitted by the window-cleaner herself!





One Response

  1. Lucky you that you had great helpers.. that lamb how much help did it do? I’ll see you next week to see your pristine abode!! Love Nereida

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