It is rare in the U.S. or in Germany for houses or areas to have names. That is not to say that we don’t have housing areas or subdivisions, but these contain street names. The houses then are identified by the street name and house number.
But I am going to be living in the U.K. On a British Military Installation. In a house that is around 200 years old or so. And it is located in an area called the Terrace. As a result, I will be living at 11 the Terrace.
I am giving up (for the next three years) a two line mailing address the first of which is the street address and the second being the post code and city (in that order) for an address that starts with the house location, goes from there to the military installation before zooming on to the city and [Council? County?].
Anyway – yesterday I showed you the house. It took most of last evening for things to warm back up, what with the doors and windows open.
I went over to where I am going to be working and had a chance to meet a few of the people. Haven’t found any fiber people yet, but discovered several with whom I have worked projects in the past.
Suggestion – don’t go to Tesco at 1700 on a Friday. That is not just stupid, it is nuts. The parking lot full, people bashing into each other and snarling like dogs. For just a few days before one of their major holidays – these folks just did not seem like happy campers.
And I will not speak at all about the prices.
The kids seemed to like hanging out in the living room [parlour].
The room didn’t come equipped with the laptops or the teens, I had to supply both of them. But it did come with a nice, fake, electric fireplace.
It makes up for the wallpaper peeling (glue stick should do just fine) and the boring colour carpet.
Another Harry Bosch detective story – Michael Connelly is the author. One of the things that I really appreciate about this series is that it runs in real time. Harry gets older, he goes through life. And when something happens to him at a particular time, it matches the world around him.
Many other series are not not really set in a definitive time, even if you can pinpoint the sequence.