Since I have been here there has been no hot water. I have been heating water on the stove and having thorough spit baths and washing my hair in the sink. My grandmothers washed themselves this way their entire lives. I called the water heater folks today after deciding that I couldn't live another two and a half weeks without a bath and a cordial guy fixed the water heater and entertained me at the same time. He did imitations of rude old lady custumers: "You are part of a government conspiracy!" I was a good audience.
The weather has been windy and irritating until this morning when the sun came out. I went for a walk and then wrote for four hours. Tom called to tell me that it was snowing in Salt Lake. I'm glad I'm not there to see it. It will be long gone by the time I return.
Tom and I talk for long periods of time. Being alone is a lot more fun if you have someone to report to.
Mary Ellen took me to a cupcake store. I had a chocolate one with chocolate frosting topped with chocolate sprinkles. It was all butter and chocolate. I'm glad I don't know how to find that store. I'm glad I've forgotten its name.
I'm reading V.S. Naipaul, A HOUSE FOR MR. BISWAS.