You know, 2013 was (as my favourite Chinese blessing/curse goes) a very “interesting” year. I put in a special order for 2014 to be miserably dull, boring, and completely mundane. Kinda like yours truly (well, except for the mundane part – sci-fi fans refer to non-fans as “mundanes”, so I’ll never be one of THOSE! ). But dang it, somebody misplaced my order – probably got lost in the shipping rushes at UPS and Fed Ex. (Did you hear that Fed Ex and United Parcel are putting together a joint panel to look into those holiday shipping problems? They’re gonna call it “Fed Ups”. (Insert rimshot here.) )
I won’t bore you with details, but in the last 10 days, we’ve seen a record high temperature, a record-cold high AND low temperature, a precipitation record (in rain – not counting the three snowfalls I had to shovel), plus two loads of wood to be hauled, and capped off by the house next door (the “good people” house) rupturing a pipe. Yep – an indoor waterfall, right through the middle of the living room, from the 2nd floor bathroom raining all the way into the basement. (Sigh.) And since the house is empty and the landlord is out of town, we had to do the emergency clean-up. Well, we didn’t HAVE to – but the owner only rents to good people, so it’s an investment in my sanity. Of course, it couldn’t be the “bad people” house! (Though, if the owner decided NOT to move back in, well, the local arson rate might have a SLIGHT increase this spring…. )
So hang in there (to y’all AND to me), I am seeing posts go by, just haven’t had time to answer yet. I hope to be back amongst you later in the week, and will also have a post here – a follow-up post about the Ranger Josh Hargis, who was thought to be unconscious while being given a Purple Heart, who saluted despite numerous tubes in his arm (caught in a photo literally seen around the world, and captured in my post “You GOTTA See This”). So stay tuned – same Bat time, same Bat channel, same Bats in the belfry!