News of the day here: while we were gone, nefarious characters using computers in Turkey hacked our server, and tens of thousands of others. Thanks to Herculean efforts by our stalwart web guys (and hours spent being Herculean), we’re back online, more secure and updated than before. Kudos for all these efforts, and many others, that keep us online and functioning (usually) so seamlessly!

Now, this, the photo? Ah, that’s a hot plate!—spotted in the window of a decorate-it-yourself ceramics shop in Virginia-Highland.

And, it is hot! Here, in Kentucky on the houseboat, everywhere nearby. I’m not looking forward to the day, hour, or minute, when we get hit by the rolling blackouts, whether it’s this year or in the years to come. Maybe I’ll try to spend longer in the UP (a la Mouse’s Moom), to avoid them….


  1. kayak woman says:

    testing testing

  2. froogy says:

    grok grok. Kayak Woman, aka Mouse’s Moom, aka th’ ol’ witch, seems t’ be unable t’ post comments again. grok grok. Not that she has anythin’ importan’ t’ say. grok grok.

    P. S. I am NOT workin’ w’ those nefarious Turkish guys, no matter what some people might think. grok grok.

    Your Favorite Frog

  3. froogy says:

    grok grok testing

  4. Sammy says:

    Apologies. The spam filter is excessively slow to learn that you both are legitimate contributors. I slapped it silly; we’ll see if that makes it filter more appropriately! Kayak woman as spam; NOOOOOOOOOOOO! Froggy, well, yes, of course we welcome your comments!

  5. froogy says:

    grok grok grok. thanks! grok grok