When the QE II Sails

When Queen Elizabeth II dies, civil servants will know to put her funeral plans in motion when they hear the code words, “London Bridge is down,” according to the Mirror.  It's not a secret, it's mentioned on various online sites.   These words struck me a bit irreverent for the longest ruling Monarch in British history. It sounds like something whispered in James Bond's ear … Continue reading When the QE II Sails

Up On the Roof?

My house is not big.  It’s an old Cape Cod and decades ago the back portion of the second floor was expanded and the roofline raised so the upstairs rooms don’t have the typical slanted ceilings of this style house but even so the  backside of the house is not any higher than a typical … Continue reading Up On the Roof?