After very difficult, five day negotiations the least favorite member of the Angelic Host and your correspondent have finally achieved a template for progress that relies primarily on that theory of weather systems that begins with the beautiful suggestion that a Butterfly alighting upon a Lotus bloom in Kyoto will have an effect upon the weather in Los Angeles. A holistic approach that accepts uncertainty and which produces such ideas as a "20% chance of showers." As an example of this template, the Nodding Donkey has been given a 10% chance of ever being anything other than a ridiculously heavy weight which occasionally has to be moved. The furnace has a 2% chance of being useful. Rototillers 7.5% chance. All of which means a useful theory for the Great Barn Tidy Up is developing, and that's at least 80% of the battle.
And for those who may have begun to wonder whether I have been lost to a
dementia, consider the alternatives for a reasonably active geriatric who's been
pretty much banjaxed since the November of 2016. Some will insist that gobsmacked is the better expression, but it does seem
that a person can only really be gobsmacked maybe ten or
fifteen times in a lifetime otherwise it could be that
there might be something slightly wrong with a person
who's constantly being gobsmacked by one thing or
another. Banjaxed, on the other hand, is in many ways a less startled, more
enduring word. No surprise you're late to work because the alarm clock was
banjaxed. At the same time ‘Many of the best experiences of life, as well
as some of the worst, have come about as a result of being banjaxed.’ Not sure
who wrote it, but I kind of know what it means and there's a 52% chance it means
what I think it means.