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Poem for Thursday and Warm Weather Canal

Needles and Pins
By Shel Silverstein

Needles and pins,
Needles and pins,
Sew me a sail
To catch me the wind.

Sew me a sail
Strong as the gale,
Carpenter, bring out your
Hammers and nails.

Hammers and nails,
Hammers and nails,
Build me a boat
To go chasing the whales.

Chasing the whales,
Sailing the blue
Find me a captain
And sign me a crew.

Captain and crew,
Captain and crew,
Take me, oh take me
To anywhere new.


On Wednesday morning we were visited by a plumber who informed us that fixing the drain in the basement that is causing our washing machine to leak was going to cost quite a bit more than we expected, and Maddy lost her job. So it was a fairly shitty day in most regards, other than the kids in Seattle seem happy.

We caught up on Billions (Maria Sharapova!) and watched the first episode of Patrick Melrose (amazing but depressing), plus I spoiled myself for the last five minutes of The Americans to find out whether we can watch the past two seasons (sounds like yes). From the C&O Canal last weekend, sights of summer:









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