Ah, yes--the mundane chores need to be done every once in a while. Since I don't have any gardening news I will go straight to what is on the 'net.
Fascinating story from Venezuela. You can't get a ticket on an airline even though the flights leave half empty. The seats are booked months in advance so that Venezuelans can get a favorable exchange rate on their bolivars for dollars. A similar advantage comes with using credit cards for foreign purchases.
I loved a comment by a reporter covering Ted Cruz's "filibuster:" "Your tax dollars a work." And, yes, it said with a sarcastic inflection. I have seen another couple of comments on the whole mess on the food stamp issue: Those congress critters who don't work, shouldn't eat. And make no mistake--they aren't working.
Oh, my God!! Sanity has struck Wal-mart. I wonder how long that will last. And whether it isn't the usual smoke and mirrors. But I also wonder how far the infection has spread. We have noticed more empty shelves at the various chain stores we shop at and, if not empty, shelves with only a facing of a couple of items in front of empty space. That is a big change from my last stint as an inventory counter a decade ago. Then the shelves were so stuffed you could hardly count the individual pieces on the shelves.