Thankfully, I'm over the flu. I was pretty much down in bed from Thursday morning until Sunday evening. It was mostly stomach flu, so I don't think it was the swine flu that is sweeping the country.
It's good to be back.
In an article in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin this morning, I learned that ten Starbucks coffee houses are going to be closing in San Bernardino County. One is our favorite at the corner of Archibald Ave. and Riverside Dr. and another up the street at Haven Ave. and Philadelphia. Some will close by the end of the month and the others by September.
The sky is falling!!! The sky is falling!!!
I also discovered what appeared to be a collision with a vehicle and a cement drain on a raised road that divides several fields. In the photos you can see the raised cement drain and an oil trail and piece of undercarriage. My guess is that the driver didn't see the drain (probably in the dark) until he hit it and I'd bet the impact was a bone crusher.
The "Daily Mail" said, "No-one - including the ladies-in-waiting standing nearby - could believe their eyes. In 57 years, the Queen has never been seen to make that kind of gesture and it is certainly against all protocol to touch her.
'But she didn't seem to mind a bit and was smiling and joking throughout,' the eyewitness said.
After 57 years maybe she needed a good hug. And what are the "ladies in waiting" waiting for??