June 17, 2015
Good morning. I've been following the storms on the Weather Channel, and it isn't very pretty. I have friends in some of those areas that have been flooded, and now they are getting more flooding. I pray they are all safe, and that the rain stops soon.
Seems to me that storms and bad weather used to be a "once in a while" thing. Nowadays, this seems to be the everyday normal in our country. Almost every day, lives are being lost, livestock is dying, homes are being demolished, and hope for tomorrow is in short supply. The dollar cost for all of this devastation is in the billions.
And what is our country's government doing to help? Nothing. Instead they continue to send billions of dollars all around the world. Some of this money is supposedly a loan (that will most likely never be repaid) and the rest is just for free. SOOOOOO, what is wrong with keeping some of that money and fixing our own country's problems???????
And why aren't we building water pipelines? I've been spouting off about this idea for years now. Is our government really all that stupid that they haven't figured out how to do this? Instead of having so many floods, the water could have been piped to the drier areas to relieve droughts and wildfires. Is it possible that I am the only dim witted person in this whole country to think that water pipelines could save lives and homes?
Considering the fact that we are supposed to be building an energy conscious world, why is it okay to destroy our landscape and eco system by building more oil pipelines? Why could we not build water pipelines instead? They could be built in a way that does not hurt the land and the people and animals living there.
Unfortunately, even if the government listened to me and agreed to this, they would need at least fifteen or twenty years to think about it and discuss it in groups before ever putting anything on paper to start it. I find this mind boggling!!!!! If my little brain could think it up years ago, one would think that all those little brains in government put together should be able to do me one better.
Okay, enough band box chat!! Today I have a few photos from the garden to share with you. The first two are of my peonies, and the last photo shows the rhododendrons.
As you can see in the photos, we need to put down some more grass seed. The lawn on that side of the yard is looking a bit thin in spots. However, the grass is at the bottom of the maintenance list. At the top of the list is the plumbing. The toilet is acting up, not flushing properly. SIL Eddie will come by to see if he can fix it. If not, I'll have to call in a plumbing contractor. Oh the joys of home ownership!!!
Well, I think it's time for me to make some breakfast for my little guy Pogo. He's been waiting patiently right here by my side. After that, I have some blog reading to catch up on. So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe, and have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.