The reason I didn’t write yesterday – of course, I know I don’t need to have one, but there is a reason – was that I’d moved the computer into another room and the wifi didn’t reach that far.
It’s only a couple of months or so until my next auction and I spent a couple of days writing the details of the lots. There will be ten more pieces of china than there were last year, a bit to our surprise. All we need are the buyers.
I was glad to have a reason to be busy today. I heard yesterday that Russell’s sister died on Wednesday, having been diagnosed with cancer in January of last year. She was both forward-looking and stoical, I loved her dearly and she will be much missed.
It was two years ago today that Russell died and it was impossible not to be aware of every passing minute, though I tried not to be. I’m not keen at all on anniversaries, but will only mark good ones. Today is Gus’s birthday, Wednesday was Zerlina’s. That will be the significance of the dates, memories will be marked with love but not misery.
Weeza is coming over tomorrow, which will be lovely. I have made soup from a couple of pounds of the many, many tomatoes that are merrily ripening in the garden and greenhouse. It’s rather a year for the greenhouse. I’ve got a couple of cayenne pepper plants that are very productive and very hot; that is, the fruits are. The jalapeño peppers are less so, as yet, but there are still an awful lot of chillies. Still, some like it hot.