Well, I'm exhausted. TLDR version? Hubby insisted on a new attic fan, fine, but the repair dude is sketchy to me, but I'm just the wife, blah blah, whatever. This shouldn't take this long. I'm gonna head back to bed when I make sure the roof won't leak.
Today in history... the reliable bottling of beer was figured out! In 1568, to be precise. No more kegs! You can bottle it! What happened was, allegedly, the dude sealed his flask with a cork, and when he came back for his beer (he'd gone fishing, forgotten the beer, returned a couple days later)... his beer had fermented AGAIN! Bottled beer, with its big spouty foam head was ... well, more or less born. Pretty much amazed Mr. Nowell, the "inventor".
In 1772, UK Captain J Cook went forth on his second voyage to search for Terra Australis. If you think that means more or less Modern Australia ----- yep. Also much of the South Pacific and the islands thereof.
In 1787, the US adopted the Northwest Ordinance, by which new territory came into the Union, as non-slaveholding. The "Northwest" at that time was basically the upper Great Lakes region ---- Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, etc. (Ohio, FYI, started out as part of Virginia colony. There's something you didn't learn at your last cocktail party. Wait, do we even go to those?!)
And tomorrow, if you add the number of the month and the day, you get the last two digits of the year: 7 plus 14 equals 21. There. Random.
Andi n 1832, someone walked all the way to what he decided aws the source of the mighty Mississippi River in the US (the source was declared to be in Minnesota). Which tributary gets the honor of being the one to trace back to the source? I honestly don't know. i've heard four theories, and they all seem equally nuts, so.... I'll go with it. Depending on where you end, all rivers begin as tiny trickles, anyway.
Off to duck and cover. Why is this guy taking so long? Oh, I dread looking! Wish me luck!
Well, that summed up how I feel.***Reports are being released claiming Covid-19 came from a Chinese lab. This is shady stuff. Samples of the virus being studied in China in a lab may have pre-existed the US knowledge of the disease, but that's not a shocker. So.... How did the virus occur? Odds are that this little effer has just done what many bugs before it have done: Gotten into humans and...
Hi All, I know you have bodyaches and muscle pain as fellow fibro sufferers. Are you able to do your house cleaning? Does anyone help you? Do you hire a house cleaner?Just curious, since I'm having trouble doing mine. In addition to fibro, I have neck/back issues. May need to hire someone, but with Covid still raging, I'm skittish about having a stranger in my house...