This past week’s dramatic weather (lots of lightning) left little damage, unlike the rest of the country. Of course, once in a while, we can get our share of damage as well. However, this washout getting a bit deeper was about it. Hopefully nobody’s wheels will get caught in the four foot deep gully and be thrown straight down into the ravine.
Pro-(one man – one woman)Marriage signs have been going up everywhere in this part of the state in view of the upcoming vote. The lobbying of homosexual “couples” can get a bit in your face, quite literally. I put this sign up along the highway where it will be seen by everyone passing from Western to Eastern Southern North Carolina and vice versa. Hermits can do that kind of thing.
And then there’s this!?!?!?! sent in by faithful benefactors. Can anyone tell me what this is. The little foil pouch was vacuum packed…
UPDATE: Something in some way edible. I’m guessing these two chinese characters refer to an expiration date. Maybe. I studied chinese for a short time, about 30 years ago.
UPDATE: After soaking for a few minutes in very warm water, they look to be clumps of something leafy. Tea? Perhaps… And yet?
UPDATE: Finally, after about ten minutes, unfurling is complete. Don’t know what that is? Any ideas?
UPDATE: “Yŏuxiào” which means “effective”, I am told. “But for what, I am not sure,” he adds. I myself think that that means “effective until” regarding the expiration date, which is 2014. So, the question remains, is this a kind of tea? It didn’t discolor the water in the least… The leaves are kind of rubbery… I’m guessing it’s seaweed to be used perhaps as a kind of tea. It just seems that water has little effect on it. So…?