Welcome all to the new week. :-)
Heather: I have the same time-zone-challenged family members in the UK. My niece "gets" the 8-hour time difference but her Dad (my BiL) and her brother don't. So I get photos of my sister in the garden at 3 a.m. and thank-you-for-the-birthday-gift messages from nephew's kiddies around midnight. Talking of phones, albeit loosely, I was looking at the BBC's Reel segment on their web site and there was an item about a phone booth on top of a hill in Japan where people can go and have conversations (one-sided ones admittedly) with their dearly departed. It looks like an old English phone booth, is painted white and has an old black rotary dial phone that's not connected to anything. The filmmaker talked to two men who'd lost family members in the huge tsunami after the Fukushima earthquake and who came by to call a wife, son, etc. Very sweet and I suspect consoling. I think you told us at what point where the Canadian branch lived, but I've forgotten. Have you ever thought of visiting them?
Lindybird: One of my neighbors is on a walking tour of the UK and was praying for no rain before she left, but I don't think she was looking for a heatwave either. I'm not patient enough for golf and I'm not sure my naughty words would be appropriate on a course.
I parted company with a 5ft tall cactus this morning. It had a lot of character but was too big, too heavy, way too unwieldy and had long and very nasty needles. I called the cactus and succulent society offering it to anyone there but got a nice letter back instead telling me how to take care of it and how to cut off some bits for a new plant. It was much too well shaped to do that so I put it on the neighborhood web site and a lady just had her very strong husband come by with his truck and pick it up. He was thrilled; says they have the perfect spot for it. I'm so pleased it's gone to a good home.
Take care all.
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