Well, it got worse.
I spent night at a hotel.
I was doing the upkeep on the porch,s craping off odl paint, washing, etc, even the patio slab, and the repainting. (The rotted part is just inaccessible. A privacy fence butts against it, b/c our neighbors are kinda buttheads sometimes, and there's a huge window well in the ground on my side b/c the porch was built after the house was.) Anyway..... Dixie got into the paint. I asked hHubby's help.
He said to let her lick it off.
WTF? Miki, you can tell everyone for me how dumba** that is.
So by the time I got Dixie's paws safely soaped and rinsed, she had torn through his shirt, my shirt, left paint marks in four rooms, and on our only area rug. (*sigh* Fortunately, it blended it...)
And Hubby raged the whole time. Why? His idea of heoping was to grab the scrubby from the sink ---- yes, the rough scrubby! ---- and got at her paws with it while I held her.
Frankly, I don't blame her one bit. Kitty cat paw pads are not designed to be buffed by buffoons.
Well, eventually Dixie was safely clenaed up, and now wont' go near Hubby, but then, neitehr did I. I'm only home b/c .... Well, hotels are expensive, i didn't pack well, and I'm too tired to care.
We have a deal. Have for our whole marriage. Any expense over X dollasr has to have BOTH of us in agreement. I agreed to wait on porch repair last fall b/c he wouldn't agree; he ordered the FANCY WINDOWS without my agreement. I only found out when he was screaming at me about money yesterday. Oh, sorry, did I spend it? NO.
Honestly, I wanted to put him trhough my childhood. Welcome to Boot Camp, pal.
But for perspective: The coup in Myanmar has led to protests, which the military junta has been cracking down on. the irony? The missing deposed elected leader is the daughter of the guy who founded Myanmar's military afterWW2. Their election commission said she was legally elected in November 2020. The military overthrew anyway.
WHY is control of Myanmar important?
RARE EARTH METALS. These are vital not for jewelry but for technology: Gold. Copper. Tin. Lead. Zinc. Silver. Possibly others. ....
Teak wood ----- a valuable wood that, once it dries and ages, is basically impossible to cut or damage. Old aircraft carriers had decks of teakwood for a reason. You need a diamond-tip drillbit to drill into my dining room table.
Oil and natural gas.
And the best precious stones natural to the world ----- rubies. A natural ruby, of the deep color usually found in Myanmar, is the rarest and most expensive gem in the world. Yes, even more than diamonds. B/c you can't get that fake. The pinker or lighter a ruby is in tone, the less worth it has. Myanmar produces some of the only "blood rubies" (pigeon-blood red, it's called) in the world. This is a deep red, and a single stone can fetch seven figures once cut. In US dollars. Sapphires are also found there. It's the same stone, but mineral comopsition changes the color from red to blue. In fact, rubies are really just red sapphires! (Sapphire comes in anything from yellow to black to gray, with blue and red varieties prized as gems.)
B/c these things carry so much international value ------- Myanmar has resources everyone wants, and the military wants to control the money, and here we are.
Note: The US for many eyars banned the import and sale of rubies from Myanmar due to the conditions in the mines there, ditto teakwood.
So.... my troubles may have me in PTSD/Fibro land, but I ain't in Myanmar, so thank God for that.
HUGS to all, and may the weekend NOT WORSEN for any of us!
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