T'was a month before Christmas,
And all through the town,
People wore masks,
That covered their frown.
The frown had begun
Way back in the Spring,
When a global pandemic
They called it corona,
But unlike the beer,
It didn’t bring good times,
It didn’t bring cheer.
Airplanes were grounded,
Travel was banned.
Borders were closed
Across air, sea and land.
As the world entered lockdown
To flatten the curve,
The economy halted,
And folks lost their nerve.
From March to July
We rode the first wave,
People stayed home,
They tried to behave.
When summer emerged
The lockdown was lifted.
But away from caution,
Many folks drifted.
Now it’s November
And cases are spiking,
Wave two has arrived,
Much to our disliking.
It’s true that this year
Has had sadness a plenty,
We’ll never forget
The year 2020.
And just ‘round the corner -
The holiday season,
But why be merry?
Is there even one reason?
To decorate the house
And put up the tree,
Who will see it,
No one but me.
I asked a friend who has crossed 70 & is heading towards 80 what sort of changes he is feeling in himself? He sent me the following:
1 After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children and my friends, I have now started loving myself.
2 I have realized that I am not “Atlas”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.
3 I have stopped bargaining with vegetable & fruit vendors. A few pennies more is not going to break me, but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.
4 I leave my waitress a big tip. The extra money might bring a smile to her face. She is toiling much harder for a living than I am.
5 I stopped telling the elderly that they've already narrated that story many times. The story makes them walk down memory lane & relive their past.
6 I have learned not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. The onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.
7 I give compliments freely &...
1. Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you. Wear nice shoes.
2. If you sit for more than 11 hours a day, there's a 50% chance you'll die within the next 3 years.
3. There are at least 6 people in the world who look exactly like you. There's a 9% chance that you'll meet one of them in your lifetime.
4. Sleeping without a pillow reduces back pain and keeps your spine stronger.
5. A person’s height is determined by their father, and their weight is determined by their mother.
6. If a part of your body "falls asleep", You can almost always "wake it up" by shaking your head.
7. There are three things the human brain cannot resist noticing - food, attractive people and danger.
8. Right-handed people tend to chew food on their right side.
9. Putting dry tea bags in gym bags or smelly shoes will absorb the unpleasant odor.
10. According to Albert Einstein, if honey bees were to disappear from earth, humans would be dead within 4 years.
11. There are so many...
Guys, Need some info. I know there is a website that I could track down a person. I can't remember what it is though. Can anyone help me out. The one I used before was a free service. Not a ton of info, but enough.
Yesterday, in Elburn Illinois there was a fire at the Epona dressage barn. 33 horses were killed, one horse and it's owner were out of the barn riding when she saw the fire and called 911. The owner of the barn had gone down the road for a cup of coffee before returning for the evening to do chores.
We don't know yet if we know any of the owners or their horses, but just thinking about this makes me physically sick.
I'm looking at a building and wondering if I should replace the HVAC. The building and pics are in this thread.
I'm looking at all the components of the existing system and the potential (probable) maintenance related to all this "stuff". For my needs, I believe it's overkill since I won't need to filter for chemical, biological or nuclear agents, cool massive amounts of electronic components, etc. The current HVAC equipment also uses approx. 3500-4000 sq/ft of space which I'd like to use for other things.
The building itself needs very little heat or A/C as the temperature is pretty constant (about 68 in the summer and I hear probably 60 in the winter).
I do want to have a bit of HVAC but my main thing is to keep the humidity down. There's no visible mold or mildew but it smells musty. This may be from the fact no HVAC has been run at all for at least 10 years and the fact that a couple doors...
Welcome Hennydamule as our 49th member. Cool. So far at least one member a day has made the decision to join.
And now we are ready for the 50th member ....who will be the lucky one to be amounst the 1st 50 to join our site.
I'm working on a title for all you original members. Something like Founding Member could be put under your names. Would yall like that?