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    May20 My dear friend, Barbara, invited me to a play reading at the Roundabout Theatre Company. The play is by Greg Pierce and is entitled: The Decoys. the storyline has, as a base, the tale of the two escapees from a high-security prison some years ago. They engineered their exit with the help of electric tools supplied to them by a prison guard who was also the girl friend of one. I seem to remember that one died, somehow, shortly after the escape and the other recaptured. I do remember that the girl friend was arrested and charged. However,the main theme of the play seems to be the conflicted emotions of father and son. I found the reading, interupted by scene settings by the Director, somewhat rambling and difficult to follow. My short-term memory failed to reinforce my imagination.
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Old-fasioned Conservation plus old-fashioned Ingenuity

For some time, Christine has had all the elements of her new computer ready to be assembled but lacked the space to set them up. We spent several hours at the Container store and similar DIY places for suitable ready-made shelves to attach to the wall; and many more hours on the Internet trying to find a computer hutch which would fit her 42 inch Desk–All to no avail.

As luck would have it, we found, on the curbside outside our building, a discarded free-standing book case six feet or more tall. Originally procured from Ikea and assembled, it was now back in its packaged state and bundled together for the garbage collector. I prevailed upon my friend George in the building, to transfer the bundle to my apartment, and, borrowing a hand-saw from the Super’s office, I cut the boards as accurately as I could and screwed them together with 1 1/2 inch woodscrews with the result pictured below:

. . . a hutch to fit Christine’s desk perfectly! From found materials . . .

Waste not, want not!


4 Responses

  1. Yes, I did see it and you did a fine job! You go Ben!!

  2. Looks fabulous! I have a much smaller shelving unit on my desk for little pots of stationary, pens and note. I found it in Dad’s (Dennis) garage many moons ago. I think he’d made it as a school project.
    Love to you and Christine,
    Tracey x

    • Tracey. I feel sorry that we didn’t get to see the Sir John Soames exhibit with you–next year, perhaps? I am feeling proud of myself for two reasons: first, the do-good high for helping to save the planet and, second, that I can still handle a handsaw and drill! Love, Ben

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