Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

The mossification of Ol’ Robbo continues apace. So far this vacation, about all I’ve done is binge-read George MacDonald Fraser. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)

To be fair, it was always my plan to spend the first few days simply loafing. The trick will be to see if I can transition into Phase Two later this week and start getting on with various house and garden projects. We shall see. (**Shakes Magic 8-Ball** Reply hazy, ask again later.)

In the meantime, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to make a sammich, crack a beer, and go back to my GMF. Because I can.

Storm of the Century of the Week UPDATE: For those interested and per the comments today, we were forecasted to catch at least some of what remained of TS Fred as it moved north today. Well, the wind was up slightly and it got dark a few times, but in fact we got exactly zippity-doo-dah in terms of storm or rain. Not that we especially needed it, now that the last week or ten days has got wetter, but still, Ol’ Robbo lurves him some thunder-boomers.

What we did get is that particularly brilliant blue sky that comes out once the storm has passed. If I recall correctly, such brilliance is caused by the storm gathering up lower-level ozone and spitting it out the top into the upper atmosphere, causing some kind of change in the refraction. Always nice to see.