It's like swimming through jello;
Pushing a wagon full of concrete up hill;
Hurrying through pea-soup fog;
Slogging through 3 feet of snow without snowshoes;
Wading through thick mud…..
I'm working with one hand tied behind my back and one leg shackled to a chair!
I lost my ADSL connection…..I'm reduced to (gasp!) a dial-up modem! Poor, poor, pitiful me!
So, in response to Coffee and Cornbread's Fridge Picture Challenge I will bare my fridge to the world:
It's fresh picked spinach in the basket next to the radishes.
Lettuce in the big yellow 'spinner'
Homemade pickles – yes, I know this is the jar you are not supposed to use but that is all we have here.
Amazingly enough, we are all still alive!
I know I am the only one in Europe that refrigerates eggs but I really don't have any other place to keep them.
Note to Americans: eggs are not refrigerated here. It took me awhile to get used to it, but, as in the case of the canning (bottling) jars, everyone over here is still alive so it must be okay. The first B & B we stayed in had 2 dozen eggs sitting on the counter. I was positively a bundle of nerves trying to restrain myself from telling her to put them in the fridge. They just sat there….right on the counter….daring me to inform this poor woman of proper egg storage…..
Not much of interest in the door:
Mustard shelf on top.
Filtered water, ketchup, mayo etc.
And, the all important beverage shelf.
We have a small fridge in the first garage for the box of rose wine we drink in the summer, Coca Cola Light and Perrier.
Next to the fridge I have the Vegetable Freezer.
Someday I'll post a photo of my 'giant spice rack' – also known as the pantry and far more interesting then the fridge.
Enough of this torture! As I post this I find myself staring at the little blinking modems in my tool bar….blink, damn you, BLINK! Is it working or just sitting there? Have I lost my connection? AGAIN?
Do I have an internet addiction? Worse, a high-speed internet addiction? Thank the computer gods that I still have an old dial-up account for 10 euros a month (for 10 hours). If I had remembered to cancel it I'd be totally disconnected. (Side note: in Andorra internet access was free to everyone, with or without an account….but there was a charge for the phone call.)
That's it, I'm going to go
play work in my garden.
But, first, maybe if I hook up the Livebox (router) again it will magically have fixed itself…..