WILL A WALL KEEP OUT DIRT? I KNOW THE ANSWER.

Except for the furniture and some other things, this looks a lot like mine. I found it on-line. Weird. Anyway.

This was personal for me. I had a problem with dirt blowing in through the screens into my lanai. For those of you who don’t live in Florida or Hawaii, that’s usually an outdoor area that has a roof and one or two walls and screens instead of walls.

It’s lovely to sit outside, but be inside at the same time.

So. If you go back quite a few posts, you will see me railing against the dirt that blows in and comes out of the concrete blocks around the pool.

Again. Not my house. My floor is now blue.

I decided that to keep out the dirt, I’d build a small, inexpensive wall.

HYPOTHESIS:

If you have an area that is bordered by dirt, the dirt will come over the border.

EXPERIMENTAL METHOD:

Building a wall and objectively measuring the dirt that comes in, compared to the dirt that came in before the wall.

Description of experiment.

Okay. I didn’t measure the dirt. I eyeballed in and know after years, about how much comes in.

I built a two story Styrofoam Wall that is about 9” high and covers the entire area in question.

Digression. The building of said wall was delayed due to Hurricane Matthew.

 

The wall was completed in good time. Furniture moved around and some decorations put up to cover the wall which is plain (read as ugly).

 

As was expected, less dirt blew in from outside. That would be a win.

EXTRANEOUS VARIABLES:

For those of you who are not scientists, that means, stuff you can’t predict beforehand.

In my case, my husband taking up cigar smoking. The occurrence may or may not have coincided with the wall, but was definitely  related to having a nice place to sit and smoke cigars and not be in the house.

 

I now have “new dirt” from an unexpected source.

 

CONCLUSION:

Over the millennia people have attempted to combat dirt by cleaning. As those of us who clean know, it always comes back.

In this case, it had changed form. Therefore, although the hypothesis was correct about the dirt being blocked by the wall, the dirt found another way in. It always has and it always will.

 

I am tempted to make a joke. Like, I’d like to hire someone to clean up the dirt, but if the Big Wall goes up, where will I find someone to hire?

But I wouldn’t say that so I didn’t.

 

Thanks for reading.

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Will it or Won’t it?

As always happens, something goes wrong with a website on my computer.

This one has been going on since, maybe September?

This webpage was slammed with over 17,000 comments.

sorry. I just had to put the clothes in the drier. I have gone totally hog wild. I just washed things that should not be washed together and I don’t care! That’s how bad things have gotten.

 

Anyway, I got back here and had to hand delete all the comments.  Yeah. I did. Then, I called support and was sent an email on how to fix the problem. Which, I did partially. I could get back on here, but still, comments disabled. Kind of like me when it comes to tech.

So, I called again this morning. A month later. And, he sent me another email, they are sooo helpful, and I finally figured out what to do. I do not know if it works.

My question to the Word Press people/tech is.  When you have me on the phone, you offhandedly say, we can walk you through it, and then, quickly say, I’m shooting you an email. If you have trouble setting it up, you can call 24/7 and we can walk you through it.

 

Heloo. I’m on the phone with you NOW. Why not wait and see if I can do it or need help? img_4439

okay. enough complaining. Comments related to the blog only. Please. Or I will have to cancel this one and I really, really like having a domain name.

That’s all folks.

Please view my new video on You Tube

Hi all. Somehow, my computer has taken over on its own. I no longer can get into my other blog and some of my google accounts have apparently disowned me.

So, I will ask you from here, to please watch my new video on You Tube. It should be, notice I don’t guarantee anything, on You Tube under the account of Dr.g.lee  or under the name of Gail Megna. I don’t know how that happened. I don’t know how anything on these damned electronics happens.

I obviously have many pseudonyms as befits a prolific writer such as I am.

Thank you for watching. Oh BTW.

It’s a promo for next season’s West World that is on HBO. It’s a great show.

WILL A WALL KEEP OUT DIRT? I KNOW THE ANSWER.

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THIS IS MY WALL ON ITS SIDE. THE PICTURE ISN’T LIKE THAT. I HATE WHEN THIS HAPPENS.

This was personal for me. I had a problem with dirt blowing in through the screens into my lanai. For those of you who don’t live in Florida or Hawaii, that’s usually an outdoor area that has a roof and one or two walls and screens instead of walls.

It’s lovely to sit outside, but be inside at the same time.

So. If you go back quite a few posts, you will see me railing against the dirt that blows in and comes out of the concrete blocks around the pool.

 

It’s now painted blue,  And that’s not my floor.

I decided that to keep out the dirt, I’d build a small, inexpensive wall.

HYPOTHESIS:

If you have an area that is bordered by dirt, the dirt will come over the border.

EXPERIMENTAL METHOD:

Building a wall and objectively measuring the dirt that comes in, compared to the dirt that came in before the wall.

Description of experiment.

Okay. I didn’t measure the dirt. I eyeballed in and know after years, about how much comes in.

I built a two story Styrofoam Wall that is about 9” high and covers the entire area in question. I’ll put in another picture that is also sideways.

another part of my wall that is actually standing upright. Thank you very much.
another part of my wall that is actually standing upright. Thank you very much.

Digression. The building of said wall was delayed due to Hurricane Matthew.

The wall was completed in good time. Furniture moved around and some decorations put up to cover the wall which is plain (read as ugly).

As was expected, less dirt blew in from outside. That would be a win.

EXTRANEOUS VARIABLES:

For those of you who are not scientists, that means, stuff you can’t predict beforehand.

In my case, my husband taking up cigar smoking. The occurrence may or may not have coincided with the wall, but was definitely  related to having a nice place to sit and smoke cigars and not be in the house.

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I now have “new dirt” from an unexpected source.

 

CONCLUSION:

Over the millennia people have attempted to combat dirt by cleaning. As those of us who clean know, it always comes back.

In this case, it had changed form. Therefore, although the hypothesis was correct about the dirt being blocked by the wall, the dirt found another way in. It always has and it always will.

 

I am tempted to make a joke. Like, I’d like to hire someone to clean up the dirt, but if the Big Wall goes up, where will I find someone to hire?

But I wouldn’t say that so I didn’t.

Thanks for reading.

My husband will tell you the story about us driving in the car and me yelling at him for making dirt from breakfast. I pointed to the dirt, and he said, “That tiny crumb?”

We have very different ideas about dirt. Just to be fair.

 

THE ELECTION MAY BE OVER BUT THE STENCH LINGERS ON. GET OVER IT!

 

I had to stop posting since there was a problem with sabotage. I had 17 thousand spaments. ( My word for comments that were really spam).

I hope it’s fixed so I can get back here and voice my humble opinions.

The election is over and yet no one has stopped complaining, digging up new dirt, questioning the future and anything else you can imagine.

WHY?                  Theories:

 

1) There is nothing else going on in the world that needs to be reported on because it’s not important.

Teen in Utah school stabbings booked on attempted murder

 

2) Trump insulted the “liberal media” so often that he hurt their feelings and they are going to keep slamming him, because they can.

3) All “media” likes to scare the “people”,( that would be us), so they keep  writing scenarios of what ifs. Like anyone knows.

4) People are having election withdrawal. After such a long time they became junkies and are still in need of their fix.

5) Our country is so divided that we’ve forgotten that we are one country.

I could go on, as you already know. I’ll stop here.  Am I happy with the outcome? No. Do I want to keep complaining and hearing about it?

Also, no.  Do I want to hear my friends gloat? No thank you.

Do I want to hear pundit opinions about the future?  No.

I would like the regular media and the social media to move on.

Please. GET OVER IT!!

 

ROBERT BURNS POEM which includes this quote #THE BEST LAID SCHEMES OF MICE AND MEN GANG AFT AGLEY

 

I got up early enough to do some blog writing. I no longer remember what I was going to write about. So, in the words or Robert Burns, a Scottish poet, I recalled a famous quote.

 

The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley,

 No, I wish I spoke Gaelic, but nay I dunna.

So, I’ll translate to the English for those of us less informed.

 

The best laid schemes of mice and men go often askew …        well, that could be further reduced to

 

The best laid plans of mice and men often get fucked. Sorry for the language.

 

The problem was… my printer wasn’t working. So, I spent over an hour getting it reset. I thank the Universe that it was finally fixed. Only, during that period of time, all I could think about was how Burns was right.

People plan. Well, most of us I suppose. And then, as John Lennon wrote, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans”. Got to hand it to the folks on the British Isles. They got some wisdom there.

 

HYPOTHESIS:

One can make plans but one should be prepared to change them at a moment’s notice.

That’s really all I have to say. This week end my friend told me that when she opens my blog, and it’s long, she closes it to read later. We know what that means.

Life doesn’t always have a “later”. So, while you plan, keep a spare idea in your back pocket.

And try not to be like me and get nuts when it happens. I want to learn to expect things to not go my way. That will help.

Foot note:

The Poem was written to a mouse. Burns overturned a nest and wrote about it. The last verse translates to*

The present only toucheth thee: But och! I backward cast my e’e, On prospects drear! An’ forward, tho’ I canna see, I guess an’ fear!

*Animals live only in the present. We should too.

 

 

                THANKS FOR READING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDITORIAL #A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF WILL NOT STAND

My friend send me a Budweiser Commercial that was aired only after 9-11. It got me thinking.

It’s funny that the 9/11 disaster pulled us all together, and then ripped us apart within, what a year? We couldn’t hold it together as one nation. One group of people with a common soul.

Look at us now. Splintered into a million pieces and divided by a two party war.

Abraham Lincoln. Stated that “A house divided against itself will not stand.”

Well, Binn Laden got his dream. Instead of embracing each other we have become each others enemies. Our young men are still losing their lives, everyone is blaming someone else and I don’t know what to do about it.

We have a huge number of people in this country. Of course we will never agree on all the issues that we have to deal with. We have learned over the many years that we have existed.  Even our founding Fathers had differences of opinion.

It used to be that at least, during a war, we could pull together, put aside those differences and work as one unit.

 

 

Our boys who are dying and being maimed for this country haven’t had the chance to understand which “party” they might want to belong to. Their frontal lobes aren’t completely formed until the age of  25, so they really can’t make informed decisions.  They are too young.  And here they are, expecting to handle watching their friends blow up.

I’m doing another Digression. Sorry. I cry for every person who is involved in this tragedy.

 

At the same time that we are fighting a “War” overseas, we are also fighting each other. No one will reach across that invisible isle and say, “How can we really make our lives better”? The campaigns and candidates are  all about finding something to scare the voters , US  so they can win and have the power.

 

Politicians are ego maniacs. Most of them don’t give a crap about any of us. I don’t care who says what. The only thing they want is to win.

 

Binn Laden destroyed our economy when he destroyed the Towers. He hit Wall Street with that in mind.  Later, the aftermath made us haters. We hate anyone who doesn’t’ agree with us.  We hate people who don’t worship the same God as we do. We hate people who look different because of their race. We hate people who don’t speak English without an accent.

 

If someone in your family lineage wasn’t on a line like this, you must be a Native American.

 

Why? Because we’ve been told to. By who? Our “leaders”.  But are they really OURS?   It’s in their interest for us to fight amongst ourselves so we can’t see what’s in front of our eyes.

It doesn’t matter who wins any of the elections. You may think you “won” if your candidate does, but will anything actually change?

I doubt it. We lost it all when the Towers came down.

 

We had an opportunity to be great.

We messed up. Now, well, I can’t see the future, but I have a feeling that it’s not going to be pretty and the only thing that can save us is if we can learn to embrace our differences and tolerate them.

This house is divided. We will not be able to stand until we find a way to re-unite.

And, if you recall when Abraham Lincoln made that statement, we had the Civil War.

Here is hoping that we are not heading in a similar direction.

 

            Thanks, as always, for reading.

 

#THE PROMO

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Oops I did it again. Instead of the promo, this is the start of one that went south fast. That’s the only reason it loaded

img_3456  You have to click on this, let it open and then run if you want to see it.  It’s the same as the one above, only that one doesn’t seem to work. As you can see, it’s been more than a challenge for a non-computer person to handle. However, perseverance pushed me through and although the order is screwed up and it’s not the way I wanted it to go, I got it up. So. YAY.

This was the only video small enough to up load.

Well, I tried to upload some more, but they were all too big. This uploaded, again.

I haven’t been able to load the preview on you tube, or the ending. All day yesterday and oh boy was I frustrated. I’m sure there are ways to do it but I couldn’t get it. No how, no way.

So, if you go to You Tube you’ll see the video and, the ending which I put on because I forgot to cue the music (oh my memory) is what landed on my Facebook page.

My You Tube name is Dr. G Lee

Several people will come up, but you’ll recognize me.

I really hope you enjoy it. It’s not meant to insult the person involved. It’s political, but I just thought it was funny. I don’t expect that person to do anything like that. So, please. Don’t be mad.

But, I would for once in my life, like to get a large number of views.

So, Please ask your friends and family to watch. Normally I don’t ask for anything back. I just write because I like to share what I know. This time, I am asking. So, if you can find it in your hearts, please share and keep it in perspective. Let’s all laugh. It’s the best thing you can do for yourself.

Thanks for reading.

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#Promo for what’s coming. Sorry, I haven’t forgotten about you.

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Good day Everyone.

I’ve been hard at work, writing a story book. I finished the book, and will do a video of it with me doing a lesson on the story.

I hope to put it on You Tube and here. It will be up by the week end since we’re going to Tampa for Rory big boy’s birthday. He’s two.

Some days, that’s about where I’m at as well.

So, don’t hold your breath or turn blue. I’ll be getting it up ha ha as soon as possible.

Thanks for waiting, and reading and following. You’re the GREATEST.

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