Good neighbors and all that

My apologies. I haven't been posting as prolifically the past week and a half because I have been working on a Robert Frost-like project -- I've been replacing our old backyard fence, section by section.

But book/daddy, you say, fence building with your bad shoulder? Dare you? Exactly. I'm doing it carefully and slowly. Which explains my more-intermittent-than-usual book/daddy appearances lately.

November 21, 2006 3:12 PM | | Comments (2)



Thanks. People have often been surprised over the years to find that this theater critic, then book critic, built decks, sheds, fences, installed sinks and faucets and ceiling fans. I'm hardly a craftsman, but it does run in the family. My grandfather was a carpenter.

Jerome Weeks

Hope your neighbors get the Frost reference. Lovely work, though...


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