Thursday, March 27, 2008

Smashing Day.

Aside.

It really was. I’ll post about it – with pics – when I have time to spit. Two more days of being out of the house by 9am (earlier on Saturday) and I can’t make myself go to bed early. I don’t expect sympathy from all you workers and when the weather is like it has been today it’s no hardship. Tomorrow I see Kate the Audiologist so she can look at my PCAs and tell what I’ve been up to. I’ll bet even now some writer is pondering how he can use them in a detective thriller.

‘But Mrs Lanchester You said you were at home alone all week-end but your PCAs indicate that you were in a very noisy environment. Could that be the Peacock club where your husband’s paramour was found murdered?’

OK, OK - I’ll stick to non- fiction.

21 comments:

R. Sherman said...

Of course, now you have no excuse for not hearing YTL when he talks to you.

Cheers.

Kath said...

Ha ha, the murder at the Peacock Club, love it!

john.g. said...

Pardon?

*scarpers*

PI said...

Randall: I have now moved to level 2 with a higher frequency. MTL said
'Oh like a dog - so she can obey.'
'In your dreams!' said I.

Kath: it has got quite a nice ring to it hasn't it?

JOHNG: I am beginning to sympathise with mine hostess. Pity you're out of reach.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I think that is a BRILLIANT idea Pat....And I've never seen that used in any "mystery" story, ever...! And it would be a way for the Police to nail the culprit!
I expect to read a wonderful mystery story from you, very soon, my dear!

kenju said...

I had my ears tested again, by another audiologist, and this one put a pair of aids on me and programmed them according to my hearing loss. Then she sent me out into the mall for 30 minutes, to try them out. I wanted SO badly to wear them home, but I simply don't have $7,000 for them right now. I really wish my medical insurance would cover at least a portion of the cost.

PI said...

Judy: If there are 2 dollars to the pound that is exactly the price of mine. MTL paid for them but I will - over time - pay him back. Who has that amount lying around? At least yesterday I learned I get a years's free batteries. I think my medical insurance covers the ENT specialist - which I felt was superfluous to purpose. He only repeated what my doctor and the audiologist said. I do hope you get them soon. At least you know they will benefit you.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Do they record everything? You could get a part-time job working for the police. Or MI5. Or something. You know, taking Russian gangsters out for tea and scones and compromising them. All very Len Deighton.

amarkonmywall said...

Oh, I'm following this hearing aid issue closely. I need to get back with Judy- 7,000- that's crazy expensive.

I'm also loving the story of redecorating the house and running the shop. :-)

Rob Hopcott said...

Hi Pat :-)

Can I drag you away from your exciting world of MI5, Russian gangsters and being disobedient to YTL?

Ages ago, you made a post about marriage and loneliness and said in reply to my comment that it would make a topic for a story.

Tara! Tara!

If you're interested, it's on my flash fiction stories blog. It's been changed around a bit from the original but its essence is the same - and it is very short :-)

sablonneuse said...

Good heavens - if they record everything I think you should know how to delete it yourself.

Eryl Shields said...

I can't help passionately agreeing with Sablonneuse.

I was looking at ear trumpets yesterday on eBay, I think that may be the way I have to go (should my hearing leave me) as PCAs are so expensive.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Pat, my dear....Mis Marple here....(LOL)...I loved your comment on my blog....I think I am like Jimmy Stewart in "REAR WINDOW"...Fascinated by people and what they are doing and by all that is around me, like that building....!
I STILL think you should write a Mystery Story, at some point....And I think your idea about The "auditory" Clue, is Wonderful!

rashbre said...

There's all kinds of potential with your story. An apparently 'hearing assisted' spy who blends into the background...

PI said...

Naomi: I'll have to put a mystery story on the back burner as I'm really trying to plough ahead with 'Past Imperfect' - the book. Heaven help me!

Daphne: no I've misled everybody; they just gives info to the audiologist about what noise levels I have been having - crowds or one to ones and - on average - how long I kept them in my earholes.

Vicki: I'd love the hear how you get on.

Rob: I'll try to get over before bed-time - otherwise tomorrow.

PI said...

Sablonneuse and Eryl: girls don't worry. I wouldn't live that dangerously. See my comment to Daphne.

Eryl: start saving now!

Naomi: you are not going to let me forget it are you. We'll see.

Rashbre: there is a conspiracy to get me to write when I haven't time to visit my blogging friends. What's a gal to do?

Shane said...

Paul Temple and The Sullivan Mystery?

OldHorsetailSnake said...

There's no trouble like ear trouble like ear trouble I've known. And I've known lots of it, and liked none of it. Good luck on the trail ahead.

PI said...

Hoss: thank you kindly pardner.
Everything about it is appealing. Not!

Shane: Ooooh look who's below you.
I remember the name but not the plot.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Oooh, wouldn't it be great if the PCAs can 'record' the interesting things you've overheard?

Sam, Problemchildbride said...

The PCA could be the murder weapon! But how ho make it deadly... It could be poisoned, in the way Claudius kills Hamlet's father; it could be choked upon if baked into a tea-cake; it might explode!; it could turn into a small but deadly AK47 at the flick of a switch.

Plot possibilities abound!!