Wednesday, January 14, 2015

They are such pranksters

We survived the storms – mainly because they did not happen.

It is still very cold but today the sun is shining and all the squirrels except Moshe are out eating the corn and the bird seed. Marjorie of course is swinging on the bird feeder – she is really good at it now and could join a squirrel circus.

There was almost no action during the year on the roads here so even the potholes have potholes.

They say they don’t have any money for – well – anything. This may be due to the fact that the gas tax – used for roads – has not changed since 1993.

But seasoned veterans like me know which roads to avoid so thus far I have managed to avoid tearing the wheels off the car.

Yesterday I fixed the back door which was sticking when we opened it – so badly that we could only open it about two feet. Really just enough to get in and out – and of course to let Sissi shoot out so that we could chase her around the garden for ten minutes until she got cold and allowed herself to be caught.

Anyway what usually happens is that I take the door of – remove the high spot with my orbital sander – and put the door back on. It will then not hang properly and will not open at all so-  I have to ring a carpenter who will sigh sadly when he sees what I have done and then charge me a lot of money.

Anyway I did all this – and the door fitted perfectly – and no longer sticks. I am keeping a close eye on it in case it does something else more difficult to fix.

And who said the Republicans don’t have a sense of humor. The Senate has just appointed James Inhofe as the Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee. Mr. Inhofe is a celebrated climate change denier and indeed in 2012 wrote a book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future.

Who better to lead us into the future. They are such pranksters.


  1. I think it is terribly irresponsible that tax money collected during the purchase of fuel isn't used primarily for roads and then secondarily for aLL other things. It is a principle close to taxation without representation. I would caLL it ''Taxation Without Replenishment"

    I am overdue to fix a leaky door at work. There is s'pposed to be several above freezing days beginning Friday so I can work on it. We got an inch of snow surprisingly this morning, so I am mopping at the end of the day instead of the beginning. In the mean time I am having a baLL studying biochemistry.

  2. I wish I could fix things, I can only hire people to fix things.

  3. Reminds me of tradesmen saying they will charge extra if you help them!

  4. esb: It is also sad that they don't collect enough tax money to stop America from falling to bits.

    fmcgmccllc: Well I can't do much at all but can fix little things

    Annie: I can't understand why tradesmen never want my help or advice.

  5. I fix things that way but neglect to call a tradesman to fix it properly. I just live with it. Cheaper that way and of course I don't encourage visitors either....