Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Well, the new tank is in and working properly, but the water is too hot! Garry will be back down again this weekend to finish some bits and pieces and he'll turn it down for me then.

My boss at Sisters is going away for 2 weeks, but it doesn't impact me too much. I will work my normal week days, this Saturday, which was mine anyway, and next Saturday, which would have been hers, and then she'll work 2 Saturdays in a row. With that and Easter being the 4th weekend in April, I'll have 3 weekends in a row free. HOORAY!!! I will use one of them to do my income tax. It's trickier this year because of all the medical stuff so it'll take me more than the couple of hours one evening.

For A' That and A' That

Is there for honest poverty
That hings his head, and a' that?
The coward slave, we pass him by;
We dare be poor for a' that!
For a' that, and a' that,
Our toils obscure, and a' that;
The rank is but the guinea's stamp--
The man's the gowd for a' that!

What tho' on hamely fare we dine,
Wear hodden gray, and a' that?
Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine--
A man's a man for a' that!
For a' that, and a' that,
Their tinsel show, and a' that;
The honest man, though e'er sae poor,
Is king o' men, for a' that!

Ye see yon birkie, ca'd a lord,
Wha struts, an' stares, an' a' that--
Tho' hundreds worship at his word,
He's but a coof for a' that;
For a' that, and a' that,
His riband, star, and a' that;
The man of independent mind,
He looks an' laughs at a' that.

A prince can mak a belted knight,
A marquis, duke, and a' that;
But an honest man's aboon his might--
Gude faith, he mauna fa' that!
For a' that, and a' that,
Their dignities, an' a' that;
The pith o' sense, and pride o' worth,
Are higher rank than a' that.

Then let us pray that come it may,--
As come it will for a' that,--
That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth,
May bear the gree an' a' that.
For a' that, and a' that,
It's comin' yet, for a' that--
That man to man, the warld o'er,
Shall brithers be for a' that.

Robert Burns
1759 - 1796

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