p.s. Hey. ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. Yes, real estate seems to be a good fit. He likes it a lot, and he’s earning very good bucks, or whatever the ‘buck’-like nickname is for Euros. There must be one. ** Kyler, Hi! Well, I’m chuffed to hear that ‘LCTG’ provided your new laptop with a proper dawn. Thanks for letting me know, pal. Hope you’re getting through the winter in excellent shape. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. You get the prize — I’ll have to figure out what it is — for being the only commenter to acknowledge the post yesterday. Thank you for being its lifesaver. I’m kind of the opposite. I wish everyone watching fireworks would just shut up so I can hear the popping sounds, ha ha. But, you’re right, that happiness is tender. ** Steve Erickson, I figure Hatari was a blip within a blip, but, you’re right, who knows? And I guess people buy Gwar albums. Best of luck with that, yes, dread-suggesting task. ** Misanthrope, Good, good, glad to hear it. Very hard to imagine that it could be because they’re calm and comfortable and content and relaxed. The US is like a big electric chair. If there’s something more annoying than spilled coffee grounds, I can’t think of it. Just wait until everywhere you go that requires an entrance fee the ticket seller immediately asks if you qualify for the senior discount. ** Right. Today I’m indulging my fetish for topographic maps, and, if you don’t share that fetish, you probably have a long, or, rather, short local day ahead of you. See you tomorrow.