Do you ever think of a part of your life in terms of a title of a great book? This week -- and perhaps next -- I'll be doing that. Going down stairs is now two words in my apartment, not the one word downstairs, because the elevator is being repaired.
I counted the stairs on Monday, when the "project" began, just in case the lights have as much fun as the elevators. Et voila, my brain had a good way to remember the totals: Each trip down stairs or back up to my apartment consists of 39 stairs.
"The 39 Steps," a novel by John Buchan, is a story I'll try to think of to add adventure to the climbs. The story became an Alfred Hitchcock movie (and a particularly good episode of one of my favorite TV shows, "Remington Steele," which introduced me to many great movies through its film-loving main character).
The story concerns a British agent on the run from London to Scotland, trying to find some obscure village. The trip involves the Forth Bridge -- the same bridge whose paint job is a favorite British metaphor for taking forever, thanks to its size.
Hmm. Sounds like the elevator repairs after all, and we have only five floors!
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