Tuesday, January 30, 2007
This was Alex's mom's typewriter. As I was setting it up, I realized that I will be using things from different generations of our family...typewriter was Alex's mom's, the cast iron pan was my grandma's, the rotary phone is my mom and dad's.
Yesterday was an interesting day as I dived further into the preparations. I wanted to make sure the rotary phone was good to go, and I discovered something very interesting in the process. If the dial doesn't rotate at the exact speed that it should, the phone dials a different number than the user intended. It took me four tries to dial my own cell number. Twice I got some business, once I got some home number, and on the forth try my cell final started ringing. I can assist the dial by keeping my finger in it and forcing it to move faster, but rotating too fast also results in an incorrert number. Should be interesting.
On a happy note, I did make a very good grilled cheese in the cast iron pan. I also bought an alarm clock and a YMCA appropriate swimsuit...since the swimming pool will replace the treadmill. Also interesting...I'm not a very good swimmer, nor do I really enjoy swimming....maybe this will be an opportunity for change.
Tomorrow will be my last post.