The beginning - 41" of snow
In fact when I drove in tonight, there's only about 8" of snow around it's base. I will have to reposition it. We have been close to 50 degrees above for a few days so the snow that is left is very icy and very hard. You have to be careful at our gate or you will slip on it and fall in the muck! Yeah, rural folk are easily entertained and I
And minor tragedy struck over the weekend - my toilet brush broke. I have been racking my brain to try to remember when I bought the darn thing. I *Think* it was shortly after I was married in 1974. So I guess the fact that wire holding it to the plastic handle finally rusted through can be understood. Thirty-seven years is apparently the life of a 1970's toilet brush.
In high school we were required to read George Orwell's 1984 (remember that book?) which promised us all a life of leisure, luxury, little work, with a computer doing everything for us -- including monitoring our every move and taking over the world. And that brings me to the techno disappointment.....
According to Wikipedia, the toilet brush was "invented in 1932 by William C. Schopp and later patented in 1933 by The Addis Brush Company."
So here we are - almost 100 years later and all we got was better cleaner? We are using basically the same darn brush that William Schopp thought up when indoor plumbing was the new rage? Nobody could come with a better system?? Good Grief, not Einstein, not Hawking??? NO ONE????
For that matter, where are the robots? You know the really cool ones like the one that was pals with Billy Mum on "Lost in Space". I want one to do my housework and scrub my darn toilet.
No, all we got was the Roomba that costs you an arm and both legs, and your cat can ride around on till it gets stuck in the clutter; and the Volt car.
That was the best technology could do since 1933???? HUH?????? I think I'm sorely disappointed.....no wait, I remember when I had NO TOILET just a few short weeks ago.....yeah, okay, I will quit being cheap and buy a new brush and maybe one of these cute little aprons to clean in....VA VOOM!