Friday, July 21, 2017
An OLD man, Lost in space the delayed entry
Little Known Facts:
1. "Go," is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
2. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb. (No wonder women rebelled at all the rules set up by ignorant men.)
3. The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."
This is a blog entry to replace the one I evidently sent off into outer space. If I sent it to someone in an e-mail, please send it back. LOL I remember distinctly writing it,….,….,…., OR DO I? I am beginning to wonder about myself.
I am sure you have heard, or read the joke about the senior citizen who was going to mail a letter and as she walked out thru the kitchen noticed she needed to wash a few dishes. She reached under the cabinet and remembered she had used the last of the dish-washing detergent. As she went to write it on her ‘to get’ list she looked out the window and noticed the flowers needed some water. She went out took the hose, turned the water on and walked over toward the flowers and stopped to fill the bird bath. AT that moment she thought about a bird feeder she had meant to hang up. Turned off the water and went looking for the feeder…… Did the letter get mailed? Not today!
(The rest of us will only do it once!)
NOW, that STUFF is happening to me. I went out to look for a clue on the roof next door that might indicate a leak. I looked on the roof, then went inside. I looked in a closet beside the chimney and it was loaded with mold. There was no ceiling in the closet, it had been used as access to the attic. Long story short. I spent the day closing off the hole and insulating it after using Mold killer cleaner to clean the closet. It took all day.
When I walked in for dinner, Sherry asked, “Did you get the roof fixed?” NOPE, I got side tracked. Twice during the job I came outside, looked dumb and wondered why I had come outside.
So yep, I am old. (Just when I typed that I remembered what my ‘lost’ blog entry was about). Yesterday, I told Stella I was going to SETTLE DOWN when I got old and she looked at me like a cow looking at a new gate and said, “Grandpa, YOU ARE OLD!”