Yard and dishwasher projects and a little reading

Posted By on April 16, 2010

dishwasherscratchedChecking my list for the weekend and it looks as if there is a bit of work in the yard … yes the grass is growing, as are the weeds. But higher on the priority list is installing our new “cash for appliances” energy efficient dishwasher. Unfortunately the delivery was not without an issue … a scratch on the front. 
Not to worry, the dealer ordered a new front panel and said that theloomingtower_lawrencewrightI can install as planned and just replace the front panel when it come in.

Also on my list is a new book, well new to me. I’ve been planning to read The Looming Tower, the Lawrence Wright Pulitzer Prize winning narrative detailing the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of al-Qaeda and the failures in the intelligence community preceding the airliner attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The historical perspective is said to be the “definitive history of the long road to Septemeber 11.”

And to light the mood …  the latest issue (May) of Cruising World was in the mailbox today … ahhh, back porch reading.



  • jerry snowden

    After seeing what you’ve read in the past, I think you’ll like Lawrence Wright’s book. It is well written and eye opening, although nothing new for those paying attention to our global involvement. If you read the book with a open mind (no political opinions) I think you’ll be ok. I thought it was one of the best modern history books written. Let me know what you think.

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