Song mood: All These Things I’ve Done by the Killers.
I replaced the part on my car. It was easy. It took me less than five minutes. It took me longer to find the right socket. I’m glad I didn’t follow the instruction that came with the part. I just looked at the old part and put in the new part to match the way the old was in. The part came with a piece that was not on the old part, so I took that piece off and installed the new part.
I should be thinking of getting a new car. I would like to buy a jeep that has a stick shift. The only thing is that I’m trying to save. To build myself up so that when these little messes happen, I’m more prepared for them. At the moment, I have four month’s wages in my savings.
I always remember the saying, that if you buy a woman a ring, it should be 6 months wages. I don’t know if that still applies. People pick out rings because they like them. Back in the olden days, the dowery and the engagement ring were meant to support the woman in case something happened to the marriage like like the husband dying.
So this is why I need to push myself as a writer, to be able to make more money and save up for the niceties. To be able to spend the summer on the beaches of northern France, would be great.
It felt awesome to walk on the lake again.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, is the horror book I’ve been looking for, for quite some time. It’s so well written. There is mystery in what the horror is. I know what it is. The author put in enough clues to let the reader know what the monster is. Or I think.
The story reminds me of the Le Horla by Guy de Maupassant (one of my all time favorite writers). There are two versions of Le Horla, one before he was committed to an asylum and one after.
Anyway. Mexican Gothic is the kind book I would like to write.
One more short day and then I will be on vacation. Still no clue as to what I will do except to read the birthday book, which I think I may start reading tonight to ensure I finish the book within a week of my own birthday.
I wrote four poems today. I may try to write more.
It’s been a challenge to identify works of Art in the Louvre. There is one, when I walked past it, says something portrait of someone Medici. I thought, of course it is. The problem is, there are a lot of the Medici. They were the patrons of the Art and whole lot more. Conspiracy theorists say that they are still ruling the world. The woman who posed for the Mona Lisa was connected to them. And so finding the painting on the interwebs is proving difficult.
So, I’m going into weekend mode. It will be nice to have a week off, even if I’m not doing any extensive traveling. To take time and ponder what next big adventure that I will take.