cb strike

cb strike

This is a British detective series based on the novels by J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame.  Only she uses Robert Galbraith as her pen name for the series.

I loved the first three books.  I’m on a waiting list–a lonnnnnnng waiting list–for the fourth book, but I’m too frugal to buy the Kindle edition for $14.99.   So I wait.  Patience is good for me.

Anyway…when I discovered there was actually a tv series I was thrilled.  When I learned it was only shown on Cinemax, I was not so thrilled.  What to do, what to do…

Luckily Cinemax offers a free 7-day trial, which leaves Banjo Man and I plenty of time to watch the seven installments.  Heck, we watched the first two last night when we were tired of college football.

We’ve agreed to meet in the living room at 6:30 tonight to watch two or three more episodes.  It’s a cold night, but we have a warm living room and leftover fried dumplings and Spicy Chicken from yesterday’s trip to the Chinese restaurant near Home Depot for dinner.  So, as my dad would say, life is good.

And do you know what other good thing happened today?  We called a plumber to fix our kitchen sink (I’ve been washing dishes in the bathroom since the day after Thanksgiving) and he is coming on Friday!!!!

Let me repeat that:  he is coming on Friday.

My joy spilleth over.

Washing dishes in the bathroom sink was way too much like camping for my taste.  I detest camping.  I can find nothing good to say about the experiences I’ve had in a tent in the Great Outdoors.  “Hell” is a good word to describe camping.

Hell. On. Earth.

So…back to my torn up kitchen…I’m sure the insurance company’s contractors will arrive some day to install a cabinet and put in a new, huge floor, but as long as I have a working sink and faucet I can wait for that February day to arrive without getting hostile.


I showed my mother this picture over lunch today.  We went for a drive and ended up at Denny’s, in Coventry (the waitress remembered us and once again bent over backwards to make sure my frail, 92-year old mother was comfortable and well fed) where we ate turkey and stuffing and potatoes.

Mom was very happy about the plumber coming on Friday, too.  Though I’m not sure she really understood this picture at all.

So now it’s time to leave the office and get ready for Episode 3 of “CB Strike”.  If you’ve seen it, let me know what you thought!

For more info on the books, click here:  https://robert-galbraith.com/







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