Well, there you go. And you honestly can't even tell that it's been mopped, can you? That's because those are naked pine boards whose grain has been worn down over the years. Not the years of this house- the floors in the kitchen are relatively new. And they're modern pine, not the very, very old pine that the floors in the original part of the house were made of which is almost as hard as cement.
Not only do they not make 'em like they used to, they can't make 'em like they used to because we've used up all that truly beautiful old growth wood already.
So I find myself alone this evening. Mr. Moon has gone to the coast to fish for two days. I think it's snapper season. Or something. And as you know by now, I do not mind being alone and besides that, I won't be tomorrow as the Lily Crew will be back over while Mama is at work. I have no idea what's in store as for activities but I do know that we ain't gonna be outside.
Have you ever heard of "wet-bulb" conditions? I had not until a few days ago. According to an article in Vice, this is what wet-bulb conditions are:
And then they die.
I feel certain that we are going to be hearing a lot more about wet-bulb and that is not good news in any way. Even the name sounds horrible.
I spent a few hours today on the couch, knitting, watching the January 6 congressional hearings.
First of all, can I say that I love Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the committee? I could write an entire essay on why that is but for now, I'll just say that he looks and sounds like the sort of man whom I've always thought of as wise and kind and highly principled. I am so glad that he is there, asking questions, being attentive, keeping track, being the voice of decency and law.
Liz Cheney is brave. No way around it. As most of her fellow elected Republicans have lost any molecule of spinal matter they may have ever had, she has stood strong.
After today's testimony, I suppose I could say that I'm surprised at how Pence withstood the pressure that Trump put on him and how brave he was to stay within the Capitol confines during the insurrection so as not to be seen as running from his responsibilities but too little, too late in my opinion. How he can call himself a good Christian and a man of moral belief after four years of knowing what he knew about Trump and sticking with him, is beyond me.
Still. Thank god he did.
But I will say that if Trump doesn't end up in prison, history will not be kind to us.