Airplanes and Chimneys #JusJoJan

So, M from the blog “wtf am I on about now?” picked today’s prompt, which is “flew/flu/flue.” Interesting: when I went to add it as a tag, it came up. Here’s that post, in case you’re interested.

When I was traveling, I flew all over the place, mostly within the US, but to Canada a few times and to several other places on the globe, including Great Britain, The Netherlands, Colombia, Singapore, and Australia. The US included Hawai’i and Puerto Rico. For our delayed honeymoon, we spent two weeks in Scotland and England. Apart from that, we’ve generally stayed pretty close to home, driving to Chicago a number of times on family business. I got to really despise flying after a while, because I was growing and plane seats were shrinking, and traveling by air had become a gold-plated pain in the ass. We had a rule at work that, if the trip was less than 200 miles (that’s 320 kilometers for you metric fans), we were to drive. By the time I left that job, I’d drive to any destination east of the Rockies.

Have you gotten your flu shot? If you haven’t, get your flu shot. I got mine in October.

We have a fireplace, which has a flue, but we don’t use it, because a) it’s a hassle cleaning the thing and b) cats. We have had the chimney, which is a sort of flue, cleaned, though, because we’re paranoid. We also have a flue in our kitchen for the exhaust fan over the stove, but we had a new hood installed and it vents out the front, so we don’t use it. A family of squirrels decided to try and make it their home, so we called the critter catchers out to evict them and close it off so they wouldn’t come back. We plan on having the kitchen remodeled (since it’s pretty much the same as it was when the house was built in 1976) and will most likely have it removed then.

(I know I’ve shared this before, but it’s just too good.) Now a word from Aeroflot Airlines.

On Aeroflot Airlines, the inflight movie watches you!