Saturday – Still SSDD

Not too much going on today. Went out to the property even though the weatherpersons predicted some rain with possible thunder storms. Moved a lot of mud around… Rained on me a couple of times but not hard and not for long. Was really kind of nice out there. Except for the rocks I love that place!

A man with a gun goes into a bank and demands their money. Once he is given the money, he turns to a customer and asks, “Did you see me rob this bank?” The man replied, “Yes sir, I did.” The robber then shot him in the temple, killing him instantly. He then turned to a couple standing next and asked the man, “Did you see me rob this bank?” The man replied, “No sir, I didn’t, but my wife did.”

Friend came over tonight to see if I could UN-delete about 400 pictures he accidentally deleted from both his hard drive and his USB drive. We wound up having to buy “WinUndelete”. Worked great. And it was worth the $50 to my friend not to have to re-scan most of his pictures and hunt the rest down on the Internet. (He’s a BIG genealogy freak!:grin:)

Manure…An interesting fact

Manure: In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before commercial fertilizer’s invention, so large shipments of manure were common.

It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by product is methane gas. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen.Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM!

Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just what was happening

After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the term ’Ship High In Transit’ on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.

Thus evolved the term ’ S.H.I.T ’ , (Ship High In Transport) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.You probably did not know the true history of this word. Neither did I.

I had always thought it was a golf term

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