Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Leaky Overflow Pipe of Retribution

I feel bad when I don't post when I say I'm going to. It isn't that I imagine there are gillions of disappointed readers out there, holding their breath, slowly turning purple and falling over like a dance of dominoes. (Well, I imagine it, but I don't think it's all that likely.) And it's not just the manners of the thing.

It's the punishment clause. Not everyone knows about this, as it is in very tiny print, but if you say you're going to do something, and then don't do it, you get punished. This usually involves water or some sort of plumbing.

So, okay, I'm punished. Having half the lino up and not being able to get to the washing machine because the overflow pipe from the cistern of the toilet is, well, overflowing, is a clear sign to me that I'm in violation of the do-as-you-say clause. It's a fair cop, gov, as they say.

It's too late to apologize, I know, but I'm saying sorry anyway.

And if that keeps the other leak, the one in the kitchen ceiling, from getting any worse, I'll have got off lightly ...


Monday, August 11, 2008


Cloud photos from Canada - cropped on Picasa AND I even used the Send To Blog button, previously unattempted! The programme unilaterally decided to include a fairly uninspiring photo of geese on a pond near where my mother lives, but I boldly deleted just that and didn't at the same time delete everything else in the universe. (Origin of black holes - unwisely pressed Delete buttons.) All in all I'm feeling pretty technologically chuffed.

What do clouds have to do with writing? Nothing. But I am writing my tiny socks off, and so have once again gone for the quick option when it came to posting.

More soon! Joan.