Hey, folks --
Sorry I've been out-of-pocket -- have been phenomenonly busy.
Will be posting the whole sordid story on scattershot later.
Meanwhile, I just had a thought: I'm getting a tiny taste [ about 1 part per 300,000] of what folks in Iraq are going through.
My community is on a boil-water ordinance for the next 3 days. Water was turned off for several hours today and we SHOULD be back to normal sometime on Friday.
So, what did I do today? Spent the day out on my patio building a desk. Came in covered in sawdust and filthy and smelly and I can't take a shower. ewwwww! just be glad you can't smell me.
Of course, I had ample warning and filled bottles with water in advance. And I know when to expect this all to end. And I've still got electricity and A/C and lights and stuff. And, while I was outside I didn't see one soldier or one gun or see anyone blown up in the street.
OK -- forget I said anything. This isn't like Iraq at all.