Monday, January 30, 2012

Oldest UFO - SAL update

I'm pleased with my progress. This is where I was on 2 Jan 2012.

And this is where I am as of 30 Jan 2012. Actually makes me think there will be a finish to this at some point!

I was updating Quickbooks from 2011 to 2012 and for some reason the update brought forward the data from the 2008 version. So, when I went in to pay some bills, I was missing 3 years worth of data. Talk about having a heart attack!! However, since I am a fanatic about backing up my data EVERY SINGLE time I go into the program, I was able to restore all the missing numbers and carry on. I did age about 5 years though.

Break of Day in the Trenches

The darkness crumbles away--

It is the same old druid Time as ever.

Only a live thing leaps my hand--

A queer sardonic rat--

As I pull the parapet's poppy

To stick behind my ear.

Droll rat, they would shoot you if they knew

Your cosmopolitan sympathies.

Now you have touched this English hand

You will do the same to a German--

Soon, no doublt, if it be your pleasure

To cross the sleeping green between.

It seems you inwardly grin as you pass

Strong eyes, fine limbs, haughty athletes

Less chanced than you for life,

Bonds to the whims of murder,

Sprawled in the bowels of the earth,

The torn fields of France.

What do you see in our eyes

At the shrieking iron and flame

Hurled through still heavens?

What quaver--what heart aghast?

Poppies whose roots are in man's veins

Drop, and are ever dropping;

But mine in my ear is safe,

Just a little white with the dust.

Isaac Rosenberg

1890 - 1918

1 comment:

EvalinaMaria said...

It looks absolutely lovely and you've done so much! Sorry about the quickbooks thing, I'm glad it worked out on the end.