Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fixing a Hole

With great respect to the Beatles...

Winter was rough. With the amount of precipitation we had, our front porch more or less blew apart. As well, our fence has suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous weather. Please do not sneeze in the backyard. I am not sure that what remains of our fence will withstand the violence.

And so we are having stuff fixed. Despite the expense, I do not mind. In fact, I am sort of enjoying it. The repairs will be long-term. We knew that they were coming at some point, but we will do them once, knowing that we will not have to worry about either one for another 25 years or so.

Note to all: when you fix your house, do it right. If you must do it on a budget, consider that your budget will not like having to make the same repair twice.

Take care.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Flying Humans

I used to like flying also. I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed the flights between Tokyo and Chicago. The little "puddle hoppers" - those I do not like as much. I remember trying to land in one of those at Dulles. We had to come in a second time because the wind was so strong.

I must agree with my wife. I am not sure that humans were meant to fly. They were meant to ride bicycles!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish

Embassies at Kenya and Tanzania
World Trade Center
Shanksville, PA

It is about time we finally got this piece of garbage. Bravo Zulu to the members of the SEAL team that carried out the operation.

It is my sincere hope that whichever ship got to dump this piece of garbage overboard took the time to have an accidental discharge of the bilge tanks.