i think i have figured out why women newscasters earn 78% of what their male counterparts earn...thier vision in one eye is 22% blocked by one drape of thier hair. it reminds me of the blinders one has on a horse bridle to impair their vision to the rear..
i watch 'em--- and being somewhat bored by the repetative news, my mind wanders to the hair.... the head tipping and the aaaahhhhh's -many of the regulars have a tipped head.. while the regulars do not aaaahhhhh, most of the invited guests do ... unless they are lawyers. i figure they breed the aaahhhh's out of lawyers - it indicates a split second when you are thinking of the next word.. where lawyers often have the last word already in mind.
fyi-- when you change teh battery in a hearing aid, , it makes a cheerful twiddle of of about 10 notes to tell you it is fine.
well the twiddle is gone in mine........either someting is wrong with my hearing aid- or i have gone totally deaf on one ear.
how's that for pathetic education for the day...
education.... the 2 T's ( tanner and tom) are volunteering for the summer-- and will have a new approach to thinking by pure osmosis.. i found it was easier to have either of them climb the ladders to put up some boards for the "new" - remodled- shed.
these boards will have to hold up the roof- which will be very light.... corregated polysomething instead of shingles- which are heavy... because the boards will be up-holders.... they need too be level so they can easily support whatever comes next...
**** originally "level " to the 2 T's was just a bubble in a funny tube - so when it was not level. they started looking at me very bewildered.. something is wrong with the bubble..... so my job this summer will be to stop automatic behavior in at least a few interns.. do not assume----tanner explained to me that he had carefully measured 48" from another board... when i asked him if the other board was level,he just said "oh" and i left with "well fix it" it took a while but eventually the 2T;s came and announced success-- all level... and went back to digging a hole looking for a water pipe... ah youth !
i met a delightful man in the hardware store... men in hardware stores are usually tough minded who insist on exact termonology and delight in telling me i don't know what i am doing becaise i never paid attento to why nails are rated in pennies ---- nails are labeled by the pennyweight - which is a unit of weight equivalent to the weight of one British penny. so the 16 penny nail is labeled 16d--- where the-- " d " --came from i do not know--- but ... i do know at least the term. next thing i do not know... among many... is whether a 12 d is bigger or smaller than a 16 d-- one of those binary decisions i alway s have troulble with.-- so when i say to some hardware "guy"-- " i need a fatter nail" what i don't need is for him to say "well do you want a 16penny or 12 penny" - fatter being a more generic description requiring no secret society knowledge about- p's and d's -- this nice guy fi\gured out exactly what i was trying to do and found the necessary pieces---i thanked him for tending to "the old lady" bit and he quipped "old? you are my age...i couldn't stand to be retired either" -- and he knew how old i was !!!
so back to the 16d/12d there are other problems i googled.. and will never remember... because... as teh nail size goes up 12 to 16, the guage size goes down 9 to 8 and the shank diameter goes up .148 to .165 and legnth up...3.25 to 3.5
that is nails-- i know i don't allow roofing nails on the farm if i can help it because they are short with big heads ( napoleonic type?) and can land pointe up and go right into a sneaker or dog's foot.
better no say what i was thinking....
chain link 9guage bigger than 12 guage i know the light weight chain link will not hold a great dane - they can push thru it-- and a 55 gal garbage bag of 6 mils will probably not break
THESE DOGS AMAZE ME WITH THE OUTSTANDING TRAINING THEY RECEIVE AT THE SDP. TODAY KRINGLE AND I WENT TO OUR FAVORITE LOCAL MEAT SHOP TO PREPARE FOR A PICNIC TOMORROW. WITH THE ENTICING SMELLS KRINGLE IS JUST AN ANGEL AND JUST DOES HER JOB TO HELP ME WALK. IF I WERE A DOG THIS WOULD BE THE PLACE TO MISBEHAVE BECAUSE THE BOUNTY IS ENDLESS! ALL THE BUTCHERS COME OUT TO SEE KRINGLE WHEN WE VISIT BECAUSE SHE IS SUCH A GOOD GIRL!