Flood and famine what the hell is going on in Boo land? We have similar phases of weather over here - drought conditions and water rationing in places in the summer and too much rain in the winter - including floods. The problem we have is the water companies would rather pay shareholder dividends rather than repair the antiquated Victorian pipes that are still under most of our cities - bummer! Like Boo in Okie the ground gets hard through weeks of drought type conditions and then when the rain does come it either runs straight off and is wasted or just sits there and pretends its a water garden. Being Brits we haven't got a clue really how to deal effectively with it because, well because!! We're Brits and these things don't happen to us - they happen to other people - in other countries - so we can remain detatched from other people's needs. No, don't get me going down that road!
Hey Boo, when you talk about the people 'across the road' how many miles away is that? I once travelled across Montana on a bus and if Okie is anything like Montana neighbours must be a long way off!! But seriously. it must be very scary just sitting there watching the waters rise knowing there s nothing you can do but hope and chant or something. Talking of twisters - we have had a number of them in recent months - one wrecked half a road in Birmingham and that's the UK's 2nd largest city!!! Solid Victorian terraced brick houses with the fronts simply torn off, leaving them looking like a dolls house.
The latest news from the cave in downtown Apsley is that it is no longer illegal here in the UK to sell fruit and veg in pounds and ounces!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For the last few years it has been illegal under Eurpean Union legislation to sell food using Imperial weights and measures. For the life of me - I don't know why - but beer was exempted, now there's a thing. The phrase 'I'm just going down the pub for a half litre' just didn't catch on. Poor dears, it gives the bureaucrats something to do in Brussels alll day.
Oh I'm just waffling now. Yalinda just cover the floor with paper and do a Jackson Polllock. Wastes paint, sure, but think of the neighbours talking point.
And finally. For those who, like Erin and Ducky who find keyboarding such a pain. There is amazing free software that can be downloaded to allow hands free typing. All you need to do is buy the hardware - you know, the earpiece and microphone. The new software doesn't even rely on voice recognition like the older stfuff so no more reading out loud for half an hour in to the computer. [Never trust a man who moves his lips while he reads!!] Again, if you're interested let me know and I shall get the names of the best software from IT where I work. Because of the pd I will have to use this myself.
Enjoy your brunch everybody and remember this. If you have trouble with your MD remember that half of all doctors came in the bottom 50% of their class - where did yous come?
Peace and Happiness to all.