We slept til about 10. Then Benny O’Bannion came over with plans for 3 pools. Had coffee + some coffee cake with us. I did a little sewing + finished off + bordered the hammer square. Dick put in a new threshold on the back door. I laid out the afghan and stacked up the sqs. in piles. We had lunch + Dick cleaned out the garage. Beautiful job. We called Daddy who had to call us back. He said he was feeling better today. I said he’d sounded pretty great yesterday. He said he’d been feeling “groggy and it wasn’t helped by several cocktails in the evening.” I said that was some kind of fancy hospital to serve cocktails + he said “They didn’t serve them, I brought it with me.” And then added morosely, “I surrendered it this morning.” I wrote Jim + Hilary + said we hoped they could visit. I wrote Colby + asked her to see the lawyer in New London (she’ll be there this weekend) about Alaria. I wrote Leon + typed a proposal for Dick. Called Jean Cahlan who said Sue Winn was going over tomorrow. Called Sue + then took the certificate from House of Stereo over to her. Stayed a while + then went to Wonder World + played the machine. Up to 420! The guy playing it yesterday played until 8:30!! Lost over $400. Oh dear. I came out about even after an hour. Bought groceries + a little booze + came home. Dick was napping. Had gone out for some wine + knew just where I was. Funny. I gave him a shave + we watched TV with dinner. I [crossed out words] crocheted 2 strips of squares together. Bed about 11:30.
Up at 7 – not too good humor. Dick off after a few misplaced words on both sides. I pottered about – cleaned up the kitchen + started working on the afghan – got it laid out + rearranged mapped it on a paper. Washed + blocked 8 more squares. Bathed + washed hair. Dick home early as the pool wasn’t ready. worked on his shop. Is going to get a $6,000.00 loan for a year to pay off the note (4100) + finish up with the house. I thought that all very good news but he was disturbed by the whole situation. I took off at [crossed out letter] noon. Went to Safeway + shopped. Then to Wonder World to play the machine (#14) – I was ahead a little when suddenly up came 777 – I almost fainted. $262.80. Called Dick who asked me to pick up a toggle switch after making suitable joyful sounds. Went to Child Haven. A little late as it took almost half an hour to get the money. Worked with Vanessa + her sister. Vanessa got really started today + we had a good time. On the way home stopped again at W.O.W. to try the other big one. Stupid but the change girl had told me they often followed. I did win 2 12.50 jackpots but that was it. (!!!!!) Came home. Dick had had a bottle of wine + went out for another. I stuck to coffee. Fixed Pork Roast for dinner + we watched TV. Good movie on about an arsonist I crocheted around 8 squares + knitted another. Still no word from welfare.
Dick went to class this morning. I finished the slippers – Had a slight temperature still (100) + spent a very quiet day. Paul Prokop called. Is in town with some girl whose birthday it is. Invited them over tomorrow for breakfast or brunch. He said nothing was certain but he’d try to call. He’s finished his film which runs 4 1/2 minutes. Dick worked on his bench. Put in a bottom shelf. It’s going to be just great. Letter from Bill – drunk – no mention of moving. I just can’t figure it. A large package with a lovely fuzzy coat from Leon!! Fits perfectly + will be wonderful during the present cold weather. He called before I’d opened it. I called him back around 6 o’clock + we had nice chat. I crocheted around 20 squares – Have started blocking them. Would like to get blanket done by Valentine’s day. Dick got a notice from the bank – the note for 4100 due on the 17th. Depressing as no sign of anyone buying. He’ll have to borrow to pay the note. Steak for dinner. [crossed out letters] I watched “The Front Page” on TV. Dick asleep. Disappointed – it didn’t come over at all as far as I was concerned. Bed at 11:00.