A Picture-Perfect Late-Summer Day

This is the sort of day that I really like. Sunny, but cool, light breeze, and I’m off work! Unfortunately, the last part was not true. I still could enjoy it on the way to work, and at lunch, and on the way home. Tomorrow on the other hand, I plan to take advantage of all aspects of a picture-perfect late-summer day by being off work. K. D. Parfitt & Sons Construction plan to install rafters on our one-and-a-half-story “addition”. I call it a quote-unquote “addition” because it’s really the main house. We built the addition four years ago. Please notice also that I used the plural verb-form of “plan” when referring to the activities of K. D. Parfitt & Sons because it is the proper way in the Queen’s English to refer to an organized body. For example, IBM are going bankrupt. Not that they really are; that was just an example. The stock market doesn’t need any more bad news.

Now, back to rafters. The rafters on our “addition” are fabricated from 22-foot 2x12s. I would like to get the roof on and the windows and doors installed before my next entry which will be titled “A Picture-Perfect Late-Autumn Day”.

Sincerely Yours,
Kenneth Parfitt

4 thoughts on “A Picture-Perfect Late-Summer Day

  1. I learned something I didn’t know today, by reading your blog–the proper use of the Queen’s English regarding plural verb forms. Now if I can only master Castillian.

  2. Of course, in Latin America, they may refer to it as castellano!! (there are real debates about the term castellano, castilian, vs. espanol (if anyone really cares).

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