10:39. Should turn in shortly.
Patricia left for the cottage a few minutes ago. She has the rest of the week off and wants to be there so that she can throw out garbage because garbage pick up is Wednesday morning down there. So she will drive there now and arrive there around 1 am. The balance of the time down there will consist of her making jams and staining the deck down there. She will return to Hali sometime late on Sunday, and go back to work on Monday.
Unless there is a massive change of plans, I will be here in Halifax. I have a deck of my own here to stain, and it needs it. After the Winter we had, after a nearly a full year of people walking all over the two decks (esp. the front one), it is quite scuffed up and that is a recipe for absorbing water not repelling it. So, weather depending, I will be busy here. I have Friday off, so I hope to be able to get the entire job done this weekend. One coat, if not two.
Earlier this evening, I counted those AHMM's and EQMM's and can report that I have 55 of them, plus a few issues of Mary Higgins Clark's mystery magazine, which was published by Family Circle in the 1990's. If you have never heard of it, fret not, effendi. It only lasted 7 issues, which were published sporadically, whenever the Family Circle people felt like putting one out.
I already have some of those issues that my friend gave me, but with these duplicates, I think I will take them to the cottage so that I can scratch my itch when I am down there and want to read some short crime fiction, which is often.
Work week is half over.
See you tomorrow, my lovelies.