- Middle :: Earth
- Runner :: beans
- Umbrella :: Parasol (Protectorate)*
- She :: novel (by H. Rider Haggard)**
- Album :: photo
- Speak :: loudly
- Completely :: understood
- Underestimated :: me***
- Self-esteem :: me***
- Compartment :: -alized
* Series of four (so far) Victorian, paranormal, romance mystery novels by Gail Carriger. I just finished the audiobook of the fourth. Fun, light, humorous.
** I seem to be fixated on books this morning.
*** I may also have a rather swelled head.
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We hired a teenage boy this summer to be our slave helper. Scotty is the son of a couple local teachers, a great kid, and a great helper. He has cut down trees and uprooted saplings and planted a new perennial bed and charged car batteries and moved things that needed to be moved and used the pressure washer and a myriad of other tasks that neither Smokey nor I were capable of. Yesterday he washed windows for me. They are not perfect (what 17-yo boy really understands how to wash a window?)(but it had been several years since most of them were washed), but the house is about 100% brighter and it makes me happy every time I look out a window.
It's the little things…