|Pumpkin Harvest--Rainshadow 2002|
Wood is abundant in the American west in the National Forests where we both worked. Gathering firewood was a necessary, but fun thing to do. Here in Calabria we heat with gas in the main house and have a brand new airtight fireplace in the guesthouse. I have a little legna (firewood) left in the basement, but after watching my neighbor bring home wood last weekend, I caught the firewood bug again and had to get more--I just don’t own a chainsaw anymore.
|The Neighbor's wood before they hauled it inside their storage room|
|Vince likes to help--Di not so much|
Although not a nice outdoorsy thing to talk about, something you hear on the media in the fall in the US is news about the latest flu vaccines. We started getting flu shots about 5 years ago after we both had a bad flu encounter. So, I went to our local farmacia and asked where I could get a shot. The dotoressa said I could get two shots right there in the evening when she opened after siesta. Yep, I returned at 6:00, paid €18 for two flu shots, and she handed them to me. That’s right, it seems most people are expected to give themselves shots.
Well, we “discussed this” at home, and it was decided that we didn’t want to teach ourselves to give injections at home. I went back to the pharmacy and the young chemist offered to do it for us at no charge. BTW, this woman is one of three people in town who speak a little English, so it’s always fun to try Italian with her and she gets to practice English. All of our American prescription drugs so far are just given to us here with no further need to visit a physician.
Hey, enjoy your fall wherever you are. Guido.