Thursday, January 20, 2022

More specific ?

The electrician is due today. We ask the office when he might arrive. 'Some time today' comes the reply. We ask if there's any chance of a more specific time. 'Probably around four but it might be before lunch ' . The receptionist says this with well practised imprecision. Not that it really matters. With cases running around 500,000 a day we are still in 'abundance of caution' mode and unlikely to stray far from the house.

Sophie's coat is at maximum shagginess. There's nothing like a tangled double coat for fending off the cold on these winter mornings. 

The super smart Los Angeleans call while we're walking along the valley floor. They want to talk about Ukraine. It's eleven pm for them so they must be concerned. The consensus is that the US doesn't want to upset the Germans. The Germans don't want to do anything that hinders gas deliveries from Russia. The French want the whole thing to go away. The Poles and the Balts are nervous.  That leaves the Brits and Canadians. That says all you need to know about how things will turn out.

Back in The Rickety Old Farmhouse kitchen 'The Font' has appeared and is making breakfast scrambled eggs. Sophie is immediately enraptured. Angus is ignored.



Tigger's Mum said...

What is making the purple rinse on your top-knot Sophie?

WFT Nobby said...

Please tell us that Sophie's rapt attention was rewarded with at least a spoonful of scrambled egg.

Coppa's girl said...

She's practising her "nobody ever feeds me" look!

sillygirl said...

I really appreciate getting the short state-of-the-world report from you as I no longer watch the news.

Travel said...

She looks so good in that light, such a sweet thing

World of Animals, Inc said...

Sophie showing off the sad face waiting patiently for a little taste. We hope the electrician comes at a reasonable time and we wish also they could give us a better timeframe for when they are coming. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.
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