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The Urban Coyote试译5

(2009-08-18 11:24:53)
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老虎窗

冬日

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I notice frost on the inside of several windows. Our daughter’s bedroom window is entirely opaque with it. All right, so I refused to risk my life last fall to put up that particular storm window because the borrowed ladder was so unstable. Ha ha, can’t do anything about it now.    And our bedroom has a frostbitten bottom because the strom window isn’t closed perfectly. So I’m sloppy, I don’t care, not today. As for the window for which I built a storm window last year but never got around to putting in up because I was going to paint it first…too late now.

I am climbing into bed. I am pulling up the covers. I am gathering unread magazines around me of nearly infinite variety and vintage. I’m having myself a read. Ahhh.

And a nap. Ahhh.

And now it’s five o’clock. And it’s still Saturday. And I am going to do something I have done before. I’m going to listen to an entire broadcast, the full two hours, of A Prairie Home Companion. Ahhh.

On “normal” Saturdays I managed to catch only snatches of the show while insanely wrapping up Saturday errands. Invariably I an pulling into the Rex Hardware parking lot just before closing as Garrison Keillor’s monologue begins, “well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown…,’ and I’m scrambling to get the baby out of the car now run into the store and grab the paint and fuses and rope and grab the kid or grab the stuff and forget the stuff back out to the car and hear maybe a couple of good lines but miss the gist of the story.

Not today. Today I am snug in bed. All the four children are temporarily subdued by runny winter colds. Mrs. Coyote has declared dinner “catch-as-catch-can”. I can listen to it all. And I do.

我注意到了结在几扇窗户内侧的霜。我们女儿的卧室窗户已经完全被霜覆盖。好吧,那么我是不会冒着摔下来的危险爬上那单独的老虎窗的,因为那架借来的梯子时如此的不稳固。哈哈,现在束手无策了。我们卧室窗户底部已经结霜,因为老虎窗关的不够严丝合缝。我太粗心了,不管了,今天不弄了。我去年为那窗户加装了一个老虎窗,但从来没有合上,因为我准备先油漆一下的……现在太迟了。

我爬上床,盖上被子。未阅读的杂志不但种类繁多,日期各异而且数量庞大,我把它们都收集起来,我要开始阅读了,啊呵。

小憩片刻,哼哼。

现在五点了。依旧还是周六。我要去做一些我从未做过的事情。我要去听《草原归家人》,这是一场整整两个小时的广播。啊哈哈。

在平时的周六,我只能在匆匆做完周六的活之后听一小段节目。我总是刚好在雷克斯五金店停车场关门前驶入,而加里森凯勒的独白剧马上就要开始:“恩,那是在我家乡沃贝根湖的宁静的一周。。。”此时我七手八脚的将孩子从车里抱出来。当然先要给她戴上手套,脑袋上包上围巾,然后跑进商店,抓起涂料,保险丝,绳子和电线,排队,最后付款。之后要么提着东西忘了孩子,要么抱着孩子忘了东西。然后跑回汽车,也许能听见几句精彩的台词,但是错过了故事要点。

今天不同。今天我舒服的躺在床上。冬日的严寒暂时让四个孩子安分了下来。狼太太宣布晚饭“用一切办法开始”。我听到了,并且照做。

(实在不好意思,最近出去玩了几天,又接着感冒发烧了好几天,耽误了不少时间,嘿嘿,自己内心小小愧疚一下。。。)

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