This week, we started watching the BBC murder mystery series Midsomer Murders on Netflix streaming. It features chief Detective Inspector Barnaby, his stupid sidekick Troy, and a bunch of weird British people who live near them and kill each other. Or seem like they might have until you find out who the real murderer was. It's pretty good and there are 73 episodes. Many of these BBC series are more than 1 1/2 hours long, and this is no exception. Most nights this week we watched two episodes. It's just that we didn't watch the same two episodes. First, the spouse watched the episode from the night before, that she slept through the first time. Then, we watched the next episode together. After that, I watched the following episode, but she missed most of it. Yesterday was almost unique in that we watched two episodes together. At this rate, we'll be done in about two months.
Yesterday was also the first day she was able to work in the garden for a long time. In the morning it didn't rain. The soil was still wet from the downpour of a few days ago, but she was able to pull a lot of weeds. In the afternoon, of course, we got a torrential downpour that lasted for about half an hour. More weeding today?
I have been reading Pearls Before Swine books. I got three of them for my birthday. I think I still lack two. I think it is the funniest comic strip going right now. It is definitely the best of the seven I follow online. Each book has a cover that is a parody of a famous painting. A few of them I am not sure of, but they are definitely parodies of something. Even the cover of "Da Brudderhood of Zeeba Zeeba Eata" is a parody of Greek culture as a whole.
No progress on our house lately. For the past three months our contractor has been wishing he could find the time to work on designs for our greenhouse. There has been progress, but it could all have been accomplished in a week. The next step is plans for the current design that are sufficiently detailed to come up with an accurate price estimate. That will be when we decide whether to go with this design or scale back a bit.I think he wasted time making this design. I'm 99% sure we will scale it back. In fact, I strongly suspect he made it this way on purpose because he doesn't have time to actually do the work until the spring. If it happens that way the spouse is going to be angry, because she wanted to use the greenhouse this month and next month. But we shall see.