Hi all I don’t know what the computer is doing. It told me to update n all. Glad everyone liked the Porch. As soon as I saw the picture, my heart bloomed like the flowers in that vase. Some pictures, scenes, music, stories do that to me. My heart leaps and becomes full. Hmmm. Nice to know there is a colour festival of sorts in America too, Julie! I equate this festival to the Tomatino in Spain. Lots of mess, lots of chaos, makes no sense, but high on madness! We as Tibetans don’t celebrate Holi as such but the kids used to. I used to have kids gather here and they would have water fights. And then eat up the whole house, afterwards with their exertions! This time, both were at friends places. But they got waylaid by strangers at a supermarket, where I sent them to pick up groceries, Full Moon is no meat day in my household so had to get mushrooms, cream, etc., and got HH written on their cheek with red colour. Happy Holi. Yesterday, I went for a little jaunt downtown, combined shopping for some tools etc. with a little meal in an Indian restaurant, I ate pooris and aaloo curry and kesar lassi. Ie. bread, potato gravy and a thick milk drink with saffron in it. Gave some clothes to be dry cleaned, repaired. Today shops are mostly closed here. Saturday’s are off days. Mikie - this blasted Red Tide. Barry was right. Tide from hell! You must be relieved the lady downstairs paid up some of her fees. It’s stressful, isn’t it, having to run after people. Our Chief Aacountant at the hotel I worked at, used to be so happy when he saw a check in the mail, which me and my friend opened first thing..after it came down from the CEOs office. Those days, everything came by mail. The computer says it’s gonna do an update. Will be back.