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Thursday, June 30, 2005
DAILY STORMS & OTHER MISHAPS
Pat has my undying gratitude. He has a full time job, yet whenever I have e-mailed him with my techie problems, he's always turned to on the spot. He tinkered with my template and couldn't find the problem. So, he asked me to choose a new template and he'd construct the template so I wouldn't lose your comments and my sidebar links. I tried it, but still the BIG GAP persisted. DJ Drummond had me freaked out a bit when he said that he had the same problem after someone had hacked into his blog Stolen Thunder. Last night I decided to shrink the gap as much as possible by deleting outdated links and my entire archive. And those blasted google ads weren't doing anything anyway. I looked at the result and I thought, "I can live with this."
Then this morning, Pat e-mailed me saying that blogger had the solution. Apparently after blogger made another improvement to their service, it caused a bit of a problem like I was experiencing. So, once again, it was St. Patrick to the rescue. Thank you, PAT!!
Daily storms. The weather here is sultry to say the least. (Remember that hysterical scene between Billy Crystal and the incomparable Anne Ramsey in "Throw Momma From the Train"? "The night was sultry." )Nights are sleepless with 100% humidity and 70*+ temperatures. Mornings are dangerously thick with fog. As the fog burns off and the mercury rises, the humidity dries to about 75%. We'll have sun for hours until late afternoon when the daily storm clouds roll in from the West. Horrific thunder, sometimes lightening, too. Sometimes we get rain and sometimes God just spits. But y'never know, so once I see the navy blue sky, I begin the storm alert process: turn off computer & its power; draw a pitcher of water for drinking in case of power loss (well water); turn off all entertainment equipment; get dressed, including shoes, in case I meet rescue people for any reason (fire, tree falls on house). Yesterday we got walloped with rain. Driveway was flooded as well as portions of the lawn. The space between the screens and the inner windows was filled with water, so I had to mop that up with an old t-shirt. And, like every other daily storm, it's like a sauna afterwards.
I rarely leave the house in this weather, even though my car is my only personal source of AC, because leaving the house means having to get dressed and doing something with my hair. So I sit around with frizzed hair wearing a t-shirt and threadbare sweatpants. Dear Lord, how do our wonderful soldiers put up with far worse weather, wearing far more clothing, in Iraq?
Oh, yeah, and something's wrong with our digital reception on the tv.
One of the cats barfed up in my white boat shoes >:O
Not to mention that some little kid keeps dialing my number by mistake. It pisses me off when adults allow their toddlers to play with the phone!