A thank-you note, some status updates, and some discussion of the difficulty of growing cactuses and other plants.
Archive for Awareness House
Peter’s list of his suggestions for names for “the house where i work.” (Where he was working as a drug abuse counselor.) Examples: “the polyphase transformer”; “the hyperbolic paraboloid”; “alter-nation.”
A thank-you note and general life update, featuring news about a potential job, the car, and some washcloths, among other things. “it finally took the BIG STEP and threw a rod. Got us home from S.F. (quick trip to the Ocean to celebrate Labor Day)—which a mechanic friend says isn’t hardly possible.”
Peter demonstrates how compound interest works, in great detail.
Marcy explains why she was “running around the house yelling Money Money while [Peter] was on the phone.”
A thank-you note for some napkins, from our new home in Stockton.
Peter and Marcy take baths; we watch the World Series on TV; Peter has to have an emergency tooth extraction; updates on Peter’s job; discussions of teaching; and more. “Picture us, Sunday afternoon, eyes fixed on the screen of our——would-you-believe?——Color TV, eating tortillas & beans, blissfully watching the World Series, cheering for Catfish and his hairy teammates, trying to be patient with Jed, who asked incessantly, ‘Is it over now?’ and ‘Will you tell me when one team wins?’”
A Marine World visit, plus assorted other tidbits. “man puts head between jaws of killer whale:::Peter: ‘Hey, Jed, look at that! What do you think of that?’ Jed: ‘Oh, yeah, I saw that on television.’”
Peter describes the amounts of money that we owed to various organizations and people. “we have not forgotten our obligation to you, but they’ve turned off the water and, and, and…”
George expresses consternation about the amount of our debt. “Not that we can help that much financially, but the burden is just too great for anybody to be living almost from hand to mouth and always behind.”