Monday, 23 December 2013

07:37 – Costco run and dinner with Mary and Paul yesterday.

For the last couple of months we’ve been in this alternating cycle of warm/wet and cold/dry. Yesterday, the high was 72F (22C) and we had about 1.6 inches (4 cm) of rain. Overnight, the low was 62F (17C) and we had another 0.8 inches (2 cm) of rain. The temperature is to remain about the same today with a 100% chance of more rain. Then the rain disappears and our low tonight is about freezing, with lows for the next several days well below freezing but no rain. We’ve been lucky that the cold and rain have been completely out of sync. If they’d been in-sync, there have been several times already this season when we could have gotten literally two or three feet (50 to 100 cm) of snow. Or, more likely, heavy ice storms.


8 thoughts on “Monday, 23 December 2013”

  1. Heading to Orange County this afternoon. Have an early flight back on Tuesday. Don’t want to take a chance on traffic so I got a room close to the airport. Got my boarding passes on my phone and I got TSA precheck, no removing shoes or taking computers out of bags. Also get a shorter line.

  2. 47 F in the Land of Sugar and heading toward 54 F this afternoon. Back to 35 F tonight. Christmas day looks to be 60 F / 44 F upon which we are planning on driving down to Port Lavaca to eat Christmas dinner with my parents and my brothers’ families. Cornbread dressing with oysters and habanero peppers, Yum, Yum, Yum!

    I continuously feel that I am living at a time of great plenty for the human race. History tells us that usually the human race lives at the edge of starvation. We are truly blessed!

    And I am one pound over my target weight which is ten pounds over my cardiologists requested weight. So I have to lose eleven pounds in January before I see him in February.

  3. TSA precheck – what a racket. If their security meant anything, then precheck would be a loophole, and they wouldn’t allow it. Instead, it’s just a way to make you pay, in order to not be assaulted. Or, not assaulted as much.

  4. Or, and this is the choice I made, you say Fuck You, TSA. Fuck You, airlines.

    Americans complain constantly about the TSA’s gropiness and incompetence. I’ll believe they’re not just pissing and moaning when they stop flying. Obviously, the abuses are tolerable to the subjects which comprise most of the population.

  5. Ray Thompson says:
    “Heading to Orange County this afternoon.”
    I was just in the nearby area – my daughter lives a mile to the south.

    Hoag Hospital?

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