Time to catch up on things here at the old blog, much neglected now that I am a Facebooker. I'm noticing my Facebook updates getting a bit too wordy, which probably means I need the longer format of the blog again. Can I shoot to be on here once or twice a week? I should try.
- The chickens were a lot of fun. Roxanne helped me put them into their coop at night, and Stella joined me to let them out in the morning. They liked eating yogurt and tearing up my lawn. But over two weeks, I got precisely zero eggs. I suspect that my neighborhood was not fancy enough for these birds, used to life in swanky Weston, Massachusetts. I saw some chickens at another house last week and it made me miss my poultry.
- The new home office is coming along very slowly. Much more cleaning out is needed, especially of books. I need to get rid of a lot of books, and am actually considering bringing a box of them to work, letting colleagues take what they want, and then giving the rest to the town library for their book sale. Downside: my colleagues will see some of the crap that I read. Can I say that all the bad and obscure military history books were Abby's?
- MMWR is very focused on the Swine Flu (or novel H1N1 influenza as they call it) but still occasionally shares some information on more esoteric sources of human death and injury. Like farmers getting killed by their own cows. And people giving themselves hepatitis by taking herbal remedies for suspected parasites. Your tax dollars at work. And I mean that as a good thing.
I'll leave the assortment there for tonight. I think I owe my few remaining readers an investment update, perhaps I'll post that tomorrow night.