Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Now't written

I have just realised at this late hour I have nothing ready to publish tomorrow, so here is a quickie.

It is my day off tomorrow, which is today when you are reading this, unless you are in GB or US, which will be last night.........forget it,  after eight or nine days of work. I was looking forward to a drink or two once home, dinner and not having to rush off to bed. Work went well today. The increasingly long drive home went well. I am home, yay. Push the button in the lift for our floor at the lift stops at floor 11. Doors do not open. Lift does not move. Press emergency button. Someone will be there within twenty minutes was promised. Luckily I was at an interesting bit in my ebook. I sat on the floor and read. Twenty five minutes later the tech must have arrived and the lift moved to floor 12 and the doors opened. I exited and walked the stairs for a few levels and finally home. 

I have to pick R up tomorrow afternoon from his volunteer job and then we are going to an Andy Warhol exhibition. Hope we have time for coffee somewhere. I am in the process of my annual three day cooking of pea and ham soup, to be eaten tomorrow night. I will get the bread maker out and make a crusty loaf to go with my very nice and mature soup.

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  1. Andrew, enjoy your day off I must go to bed it 11 p.m tomorrow I must get up at 6 a.m. But the barbecue is at weekend at my summer house. Personally I hate lifts..

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    1. Gosia, that is what I did, in bed at 11 and up now at 6......well a bit after 6.

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  2. Hope you've had a lovely day off your soup sounds wonderful; and fresh bread too!
    The Great Scot had a three-day weekend, it felt like we did nothing but run, run, and run some more.

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    1. Jac, make sure GS has some 'me' time occasionally. We all need that.

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    2. I agree completely Andrew, now to convince my sweetheart.

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  3. You can't beat home made soup and yours sound terrific. Throw in fresh home made bread and I'm there. Lucky for you that the lift gaol was so temporary. It could have been rather ugly if it had gone on for a while. Enjoy your time off.

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    1. Craig, it was interesting talking to the chap at the other end of the phone. He was clearly prepared for any type of reaction from a trapped person and was very reassuring. Just a minor inconvenience for me, but I know it would not be for many people.

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  4. Home made soup AND bread. Bliss.
    The lift would not have made me happy. Mildly claustrophobic. When laziness doesn't get in the way I often take the stairs.
    Enjoy your day off.

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    1. EC, I sometimes take the stairs but not all the way up to our apartment. You have to do it often to build up fitness.

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  5. I haven't made pea and ham soup since I last had all four kids living at home. I had a breadmaker for a while but couldn't get the hang of crusty bread, the recipe called for specific water measurements and I just didn't have anything with that amount , I measured part in this jug, part in that jug added a half a cup (or whatever) trying to get the correct amount; the resulting bread was edible, but not a success. I gave away the breadmaker.
    like EC, I am mildly claustrophobic, but with my kindle, I would have sat on the floor and read as you did. If the lift was filled with people I would have been sweaty and breathing fast by the time we got rescued. Or taken the stairs instead.

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    1. River, you should make some pea and ham soup. It isn't hard, as you know. Our breadmaker does not get used often but it is important to implicitly follow the directions. Ours has a 'crusty' setting, which seems to work.

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    2. It isn't my favourite soup; I made it mostly for hubby and the kids, it was his mum's recipe, (except I tweaked it so mine was better) and had childhood memories for him.

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  6. Andrew, I think I'd relish the walk up and down those 11 floors daily. It would be better than some expensive gym membership. And I'm sure it would eventually add on a few years of life.

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    1. D, that was where the lift stopped. A few more floors to go after that. I do walk up a few flights at times, but not as often as I should.

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  7. It all sounds pretty good, home made bread and soup can't beat it.
    Merle..............

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    1. Merle, except for boring vegetable soup with too much celery in it.

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  8. Pea soup with ham and home made crusty bread. Am I invited? Caught in the elevator, oh yikes. Good thing you are not bothered by it.

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    1. You would be most welcome Strayer. All was good.

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  9. Seems you are going to have several days off with fun. 9 days is a long time to work straight. Least you were sensible in the lift...

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    1. I wish WA. Back to work tomorrow. I had an achieving day.

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  10. I would need a week off after getting stuck in a lift. Its my big fear every time I get in one.

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    1. Diane, it is the second time, but the first was longer when the terrible 2009 fires burnt an important electric cable and people were trapped in lifts all over Melbourne.

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  11. Well thank goodness you didn't spend your day off in the lift. Hope you had a great day Andrew.

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    1. I did thanks Carol. I would have finished my ebook and started another if it was that long. What else can you do?

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  12. Let us know what you think of the Andy Warhol exhibition. I haven't read any feedback yet.

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    1. Hels, well worth seeing. I did not know a lot about him but after seeing the well curated exhibition I quite appreciate his art now.

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  13. I didn't realise there was a Warhol exhibition in town so had to google it. I noticed it's at the Jewish museum. I've never been so I guess now is a good time for doing so.

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    1. Ad Rad, did you note the closing day is next week. It wasn't too busy when we went.

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  14. Gosh you just described my worst nightmare, one of them, stuck in a lift .. even the idea makes me feel faint :) The exhibition on the other hand sounds fab, looking forward to seeing what you thought of it!

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    1. Grace, just unavoidably detained and the chance to read some more book. Only a couple of photos taken of the exhibition.

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  15. I would love the stairs. We live in a ranch.

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    1. With a surrounding verandah, complete with Walter Brennan rocking chair?

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  16. Seriously just lost my comment twice! Sigh.
    As I was saying... getting trapped in a lift is my worst nightmare. They'd have found me dead on the floor when the doors opened after suffering a fatal panic attack!!

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    1. Fen, you are not going to die in a lift. You are just unavoidably detained. No worse than that.

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