Wednesday, January 21, 1987
A ridgetop house with a view of the ocean far below. Open floor plan, nice art, big windows, telescope. An efficient house occupied by an efficient woman: Jane. She's a schoolteacher, Volvo-driver. With Jane I discuss installing some outdoor floodlights.
Quickly we agree on a plan. Jane says, "Are you honest and wonderful and all that?"
"Yes," I say.
"Then here's where I hide the house key. Just leave a bill on the table. I'll pay it because I'm also honest and wonderful and all that."
I do, she does. Honest and wonderful - and busy. All that.