What ho?

It’s October tenth.  I turned on the air-conditioner this afternoon, because it was in the 80’s and muggy.  Which prompt me to wonder, ‘muggy’?  Looked it up:

Where did the word muggy originate?

It is believed to have come from the old Norse word Mugen, which means a mist.
It doesn’t mean ‘mist’ in today’s New England.  Hot, damp, sticky, yukky, are more like it.  It’s October, did I mention that?
My support person (they’re called homemakers, but support person makes more sense) dropped my keys down the elevator shaft Friday.  Twelve dollars for a new security door key from the locksmith across the street, 30 dollars for a new mailbox key from the post office, because they have to change the lock, and it could take weeks, so meanwhile mail delivery is on hold and I have to go to the post office to pick it up.  Post office is half a block away.  Such an inconvenience.  LOL  Charles offered to pay for them, before he knew the cost, but I lied and said it was all free.  Wasn’t his fault.
Much pain today, mostly in the injured knee which had gotten much better, so what went wrong now?  But fun day out with my friend Tess.  We did the key things, she had her mail held for their vacation next week, went to the DQ for a strawberry shake, and off to the liquor store, because I was totally and utterly out of Goslings Black Rum.  Bought the bigger bottle this time.  It lasts a while, cause I only  have it in Viking Thaws, and the occasional sip just because I can.  After that we had a fun game of Big Kahuna on the laptop.  We have more laughs playing that game.
Here’s a snap from the walk home from the post office today.

5 thoughts on “What ho?

  1. Well, I didn’t know ‘muggy’ came from a Norse word. Never would have guessed that. Never heard of a Viking Thaw, either, so now you’ll have to explain what that it – something with rum! That’s a pretty tree! It’s well and truly spring here, with unpredictable weather but getting warmer. I’m trying to get vegetables in, still a lot to do. Looking forward to harvesting stuff!

  2. Viking Thaw. Oh, yum. It’s really just hot chocolate with added booze of choice, amaretto (too sweet), Meyer’s rum, Gosling’s Black Yum (yeah. oh, yeah.) whatever. Top with whipped cream and sink back in your comfy seat and enjoy.

    I didn’t know about muggy, either. You know how you’ve heard or spelled words forever and suddenly it occurs to you to wonder about them? It was like that. Muggy is a New England word as far as I’m concerned, cause it was too dry to ever get the muggies in Colorado. I love to learn the origins of words. Sometimes it will suddenly occur to me about roots, as well. Oh, that word has the same root as this word and why did I never notice that before? kind of thing. 🙂 English was my best subject. Math, not so much. Two and two equals WHAT???? Seriously???

    The tree is in the little park across the street and half a block down from me. I took some spring pictures of it a couple years ago, too. It’s so handy to have those cell phone cameras. I would never just carry an actual camera around with me. I live in a really nice and user-friendly little town between Boston and Providence, RI. Where I’m meant to be. 🙂

    How’s the rental house doing? Lots of business I’ll bet. I would love to stay there if I was a traveler and rich. You have to be rich to travel, I think. And a lot more able to get around than I am. I wonder if it would be too confusing to be on the other half of the planet, with reversed seasons and all. Christmas in mid-summer just freaks me out. Christmas in Southern California freaks me out, and I’ve never even been there.

    • Charles, my support person, is a lovely man, but he is like a bull in a china shop. Somehow, he was stepping into the elevator with his hands full, and dropped the keys at the exact right moment for them to fall down the gap. All replaced now, only cost 45 dollars altogether. Sheesh. It’s keys. They did have to replace the lock on the mailbox, I may have mentioned, so I can see what that one cost 30 dollars. Oh, and they gave me three keys, so spares. Yay. LOL

      If you like hot chocolate, dark rum, and whipped cream, Viking Thaw is for you. 🙂

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