Thursday, October 25, 2007

Firestomr 2007--Thurday

This has been an anticlimactic fire for me, except for a bit of nervousness the other day when the Harris Fire got within, oh, ten miles or so. But we are in the middle of the no-smoke area, so, so far, so good.

The winds have changed direction a bit, so the diffused smoke is blowing back over us, I believe. It rather hazy, but I can see Cowles Mt. and Mt. Helix pretty clearly. It's warm out, but it doesn't feel HOT, Weather Underground says it was 90° F today in San Carlos, with a 20% humidity. I'm not sure what dew point is, but it's wavering around 30° F. The doors are a swollen up on the domicile, the usually happens when it's dry.

I saw a lady walking her dog this morning, wearing a filter. No, not ME, nor the dog. The LADY was wearing it! The was fending for himself.

I went out to the grocery store this afternoon. First time out since... I might have taken pictures, but there's nothing to see. Very blah. Hazy, as I've mentioned. But this is GOOD! But the point is, I may have ripped them off for a $1.99 green scouring pad package. It was hiding behind the soft drink cube that I left in the cart, as they request. Oh Noes!! I'm going to jail! I would feel guilty, but I figure they owe me another three bucks on stuff they charged ME for, that I didn't actually buy, untill we're even!

I might try to ride the bike a little tomorrow.

Speaking of, ran across this sad story on fark.com today. I'm not sure how I feel about the lawsuit the parents have filed, but I'm sorry to read about their little girl. Hope she continues to improve. The site seems to be on a mission to remind other kids that they should wear their helmets during bicycling and other activities, even it is "just a short ride". Can't argue with that!

Except when playing on playground equipment, though.

Finished reading Katerine Paterson's Bridge To Teribithia today. Enjoyed it very much. Finished Tanya Huff's The Heart Of Valor yesterday. Enjoyed THAT very much!

2 comments:

Matthew Fedder said...

Yeah, the smoke hasn't been bad here in Clairemont at all. It's a good thing the winds changed when they did or we could have lost a fair chunk of spring valley, lemon grove, and chula vista... I was kind of worried they were going to end up evacuating La Mesa, or I would have left town with Greg :)

Two of your links are bad: "I'm going to jail" is dead, and "a sad story" needs http:// added to the front of the address.

The Squeaky Cyclist said...

Fixed the one, the other works for me!

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