An Ordinary Life

Yesterday started, as usual, with shillings. We’ve probably spoken about shillings enough. I’ve certainly sorted enough.

I then moved on to sorting out four boxes ofย  secondhand office supplies we’ve recently inherited from the estate of a local dealer. Although I like stationery, I don’t necessarily like it when it’s mixed up in a box. What with scissors, loose staples and a loose craft knife it was not a happy episode.

Finally I was able to get to the computer in the back office and start putting medallions on eBay. We have a large supply of medallions. I refer to them as “modern”, though to many people the 1970s and 80s are “before I was born”.

I’ve put 41 on in two days and sold 14 already.

Fortunately I am not an ambitious man.

Historical Note: When someone reads my blog 50 years from now to see what ordinary people were thinking about Syria in the run up to Armageddon they are going to have to conclude “not much”.

I’m not sure why we are involved. I’m not sure why the Russians are involved. And I’m not going to waste time worrying about it because there’s nothing I can do to change things.

I’m now going to make corned beef hash for tea.


18 thoughts on “An Ordinary Life

  1. Laurie Graves

    No mention of Syria on my blog, either. But I do think about it. A real mess with no good answers in sight.

      1. Laurie Graves

        It’s hard to imagine living in such a situation. No wonder people flee.

    1. quercuscommunity

      I think I may be getting a bit better but there’s a long way to go. Scanning is one solution but we have one scanner and two computers that don’t connect properly.

      I think your approach to Syria is the correct one – I much prefer ponies and Post House Pie.

  2. jfwknifton

    We are there because the use of chemical weapons is a war crime that even Hitler did not commit. The Russians are there, in my opinion, because they have supported anti-Israel countries for decades despite the very close connections between the Syrians and fleeing Nazis. I suspect that in origin, the production of poisonous gas etc was done for them by former Nazi scientists after the war.


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