I’m Back!

Having said that, I’m not sure I have much to say.

Life is very boring, I still have a head full of snot (though a lot of it is leaking out as I type) and I haven’t slept properly for two days, as I start wheezing and coughing as soon as I lie down.

None of this compares to being seriously ill, walking for hours to get water or being homeless in a war zone, but it’s human nature to stress your own problems and ignore the problems of other people.

We’re getting someone to come and do some roofing for us soon. It needs some routine maintenance and the gutters need doing. It’s going to cost about £300, which I don’t really want to spend. On the other hand, my roof is still sitting on top of my house and is in no danger of being spread all over town by an airstrike or a tornado.

After writing that I had a look at the story of a man from Sheffield who sent a burger into space on a weather balloon.

As global warming scares the life out of me and our government busies itself with breaking democracy I’m glad there are still people with time for pointless buffoonery. Strangely, it seems other people are doing similar things.

It’s hard to follow something like that. My lunch of quinoa with salad and mixed beans looks virtuous, but rather dull, compared to a pie in space.


18 thoughts on “I’m Back!

  1. Clare Pooley

    Hooray for silly people! Ah, Wigan. Land of pies. My brother-in-law was invited to a meal at his ex-in-laws – a three course meal of pie, pie and pie.

    1. quercuscommunity

      Thank you. I’ve just been looking at launching a weather balloon but most of the projected flight paths ended up in the North Sea. Then I looked at the cost of some of the parts…

    1. quercuscommunity

      I had stew for tea – beef, carrots, peas and barley. There should have been more but Julia decided the quarter swede and final turnip were a bit wrinkly and needed to go out. I may be on borrowed time myself…

  2. Laurie Graves

    Sorry you still feel like roadkill, as we Mainers would say. But your lunch looks delicious, and let’s hear it for people who do silly but harmless things. We need comic relief to leaven the crappy stuff.

    1. quercuscommunity

      I’m actually feeling a little better now, and have another pot of healthy salad for lunch tomorrow, so may be even better tomorrow. 🙂

      As for silly stuff – I’m all in favour of it.


Leave a Reply