During WWII they called the Japanese fighter planes "Zero's" because of the big red O on the tail.
AND Zero helped remedy a mathematician's nightmare. Wikipedia says:
0 (zero; BrE: /ˈzɪərəʊ/ or AmE: /ˈziːroʊ/) is both a number and the numerical digit used to represent that number in numerals. It fulfils a central role in mathematics as the additive identity of the integers, real numbers, and many other algebraic structures. As a digit, 0 is used as a placeholder in place value systems. In the English language, 0 may be called zero, nought or (US) naught (pron.: /ˈnɔːt/), nil, or — in contexts where at least one adjacent digit distinguishes it from the letter "O" — oh or o (pron.: /ˈoʊ/). Informal or slang terms for zero include zilch and zip. Ought or aught (pron.: /ˈɔːt/) has also been used historically.I personally like the slang usage. Zip, Zilch, Nada, Nutting, Nil, Nul, Ungotts!!!!!!
As most of you know, yesterday was our big OPEN HOUSE. For the past 2 weeks we have been going around the house tweaking this and fussing over that. Repaint the dining room, touching up window trim, cleaning patio, treating the deck, weeding and mowing the yard. Poor Beatrice is still trying to get the grass stains off her knees and the weed straw out of her hair. I've decided to just enjoy the speckles of pale yellow paint (cool candle and lemon white) over my exposed body parts. Anyhow it will all come off as soon as the sunburn (from mowing) starts to peel.
BUT on the bright side, we accomplished a lot of spring chores that might have languished into the summer as we dawdled along. And really, the house is looking great. With luck we will soon be seeing a wonderful sight like this>>>>>>>>>>
BUT NOT FROM THIS OPEN HOUSE!!!!!
Zero,,,, yes zero. That was the grand total of folks that came to our Open House...
No triple word score here!!!!!! Zilch, Zip, Zorch, Nada, Nil, None, Nul & Void!!!!!!
On the plus side (ah yes, always the Pollyanna) no one tracked dirt into the house, our agent got to catch up on overdue correspondence, and chat with other agents that also had no visitors. YES thats right, most of the open houses had NO VISITORS!!!!!
Beatrice was going to do this post, but all the tears have shorted out her wireless keyboard and i'm afraid to let her use a plug in one.
"Shore folks frown on accidental mass power outages due to come here's usin' dem dang 'putter things. 'Putters should be kept on the golf course like the Good Lord intended......"
SOOOOO, our House Sale adventure continues. I like to keep the thought in mind that
"It only takes one person, the right person, to like the house and buy it".Grenville