I made it to an appointment after we saw that house and outbuildings, then we had a late lunch at the Chinese buffet restaurant.
We went to [large independent garden center] so A. could see if they were interested in buying her candles. The buyer was on maternity leave, so A. left a note and a pair of candles.
We went back to my house and chilled during rush hour in the area, then went to [independent bookstore] to see if they had maps of the county. They did not, though they had maps of other places and an atlas of southeastern Pennsylvania that was $40. We went to the local Barnes & Noble, and they had county maps. I got a city map of Philadelphia. I suggested we go to the local Triple A tomorrow and get maps, too. They may have maps of the county.
I saw that AE had an interview with Chris Colfer. In my comment, I said that I was curious to see the movie that would be set in a 1930s mental asylum. I was a history major, and I know something about what twentieth century thoughts on mental illness were, and how people diagnosed with mental illness were treated. I said that I'd imagine a realistic movie would be pretty grim.
I went through my books, and gave A.C. the ones I had on Victorian fashion. It's not like I could make the outfits, and I feel good giving them to someone who would appreciate them. I found Garden Flowers in Color, from 1943. I'm interested in what flowers were grown in gardens from ancient history on, so the forties are a relatively recent date for me. It's still interesting to see what was popular in the first half of the twentieth century.