Not to sound too much like a teaser on Facebook, but this has been a tough time travel experience, having no power for 5 days after a phenomenal windstorm. No heat; no light; no stove; no refrigerator; no laundry; no recharging of iPhones, iPads, laptops, or Kindles. And now snow.
The snow isn't as deep as that in the photo above but it's enough to make everything look like what my teddy bear, Alice, calls a winter wonderland. ("It's enchantment!" Alice is a platinum blonde and not overly bright.)
Complicating things, Wilhelm had hand surgery two weeks ago and has the use of only his thumb and forefinger on his left hand. And his dad is still without power and has trouble with his drains so he can't leave the faucets dripping to avoid the pipes freezing.
I'll write soon about my friend Elaine and her four-year-old brother watching a 40 ft tree fall, the neighbor lady who took us all in (including the cats, despite household cat allergies), and the terrific party another neighbor, Maria Soria-Conklin, gave the other night.
Books? Reading? I spent much of my reading time with Ackroyd's multi-volume history of England and the first book in the Morland Saga. For me that collection of - what? - 36 novels, is Comfort Reading in caps.