Yesterday, Don had to go into Manhattan to sign some contracts. He dropped our 13 year old car off for its annual inspection (glory be, it passed!) while he took the bus into the city.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I tackled the dreaded taxes. We end up filing for an extension every year because our taxes are complicated and usually one of us is gone during tax time. I sat at the kitchen table for 4+ hours, adding up figures for my deductions. Eventually, I broke free from the eye glazing land of sheet after sheet of paper with figures and sums and notes with most of the work done.
I had to; I would have gone nuts, otherwise.
Don, in the meantime, was figuring out his end of the deductions on his laptop while traveling on the bus. What a team.
He came home with a present for me.
Eeek! On the day of its release, no less. My TBR (to be read) pile is growing and growing with no end in sight.
This surprise was the byproduct of Don’s quick visit to B & N on the East Side (near his agent’s office) to get more books by an author he has just discovered.
He bought the book on the right at our library’s used book sale and was immediately riveted by Boyd’s prose. The other two books were picked up at B & N yesterday.
Reading material for home and away. I take him to New Haven on Sunday, where he will be acting in the Long Wharf Theatre’s production of Our Town. Then, in a few weeks, I travel to Hartford to work on Hamlet. It is that all-too-rare thing, my friends – we’re both working at the same time. And in Connecticut, only 40 minutes apart.
It’s unbelievably hot and humid around here this week. But I managed to get outside and take some photos toward the end of the day.
New Dawn in the early evening.
Two new book reviews up on Just Let Me Finish This Page. Both books are highly recommended.