The sky is falling


Not to worry, Henny Penny.

They say a satellite the size of an SUV will fall to Earth sometime tomorrow or Monday.  But don’t worry your pretty little head. It probably won’t single you out for a hard landing.

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Huh?  I’m sorry, but I’m worried. I went out and moved all my heirloom plants inside then realized I was only inviting the SUV to crash through my roof.  I moved the plants back outside and told them they were on their own.

The unmanned satellite from the European Space Agency is plummeting from its orbit as I write this post, with absolutely no way to pinpoint if it could crash near you or me.

The 400 pound hunk of metal  is expected to crash land between Sunday night and Monday afternoon in whereabouts unknown after the spacecraft ran out gas last month. Come on you crazy Europeans, can’t you plan better than that?  Rule Number 1: Don’t take a trip if you don’t have any way of refueling!


The probability of the satellite crashing in your backyard is minuscule, says the “Guvment.” You’re more likely to get struck by lightning between Sunday night and Monday morning.  So they say.  When have you ever known any Guvment to tell you the truth?

The likelihood it will even hit land is only about 30 percent, considering the Earth is 70 percent water. Then again, if it actually did take out your house, would you be able to do anything about it? According to the President of the Space and Technology Policy Group, Marcia S. Smith, guvments “are responsible for their own spacecraft,” and if you are the innocent target, your heirs could file a claim.

Small consolation.  Just thought you might need something else to worry about….sorry.

5 thoughts on “The sky is falling

  1. Hi,

    My husband love sci-fi, aliens, the Burmuda Triangle theories, all that jazz….me, not so much. In the last two or three years, I have watched parts of movies about this exact scenarios. It isn’t pretty!!

    The chaos brings out the worst in human nature.

    Emily do want to change your blog to a survivalist blog. Costco offers survivalist food packages.

    When I was a child, it was the Russians we feared. We had drills where we got under our desks. Anybody else remember the relief when we were afraid of Russia? Now we are afraid of the whole world, dissidents, terriosts, (foreign and domestic), our children’s safety at school, the unemployed, and strangers.

    I have cut back on the news both broadcast and printed. I look for feel good stories with happy endings. I tell myself not to worry about things I can’t control, but I still caution my family and friends to be safe.

    Does that make me a mother hen instead of a Spring chicken?

    Hope everyone is having a good weekend. We are lots of football. Roll Tide!


  2. No no. No survivalist here. Love my remote control, my supermarket, my iPad, my town. My best friend is named Norma. I’ve been thinking your messages were hers. C’est la vie.

  3. I was a survivalist at age 4 yrs 6 mos. my mother died when I was 4…..we moved from a house on acreage to an apt in the city. I had learned to read before I was 3 and periodically there wer flyers on our front porch describing evac routes, air raid signals and what food items. I had to save my father, he was my only parent.

    I would find boxes, paper grocery sacks, unpack the pantry, the kitchen cabinets. The housekeeper would call my father, he was always very busy, I wouldn’t stop, I was on a mission. We went through many housekeepers.
    When I look back at that little girl, I have to laugh. She was so young and so determined. Pretty quick too. I have no idea how many times I packed, too many to count, Once a month probably for several years.

    I could be a survivorlist if I had to, but I am most grateful for learning to be a survivor. Those futile monthly exercises helped me lern to stand my ground, fight for what was important. Don’t take no for an answer, and it has served me well. My father lived to be 94. I helped a little. Lol.

    Too funny about your BFF Norma . Glad I wasn’t hostile or obnoxious.


  4. Emily,

    Today on a morning news show, they discussed things falling from the sky. Apparently there is only one person who has actually been hit by a piece of a meteorite. Must have been small, she looked ok.

    The interviewer asked what advice she had for people to avoid being hit. She opened her mouth, and in all seriousness said, “if you see something like that coming toward you, run in another direction.” Sounds good to me!

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