Thinking Ahead

Thinking Ahead

This old A&J from 2003 is a bit unusual as it shows Arlo moving around, but I like the drawing. It was fun, as I recall. Speaking of moving around, I’m sorry I’m late posting today. You’ll never guess why. Earlier this morning, when I’m usually here at my keyboard, I was cutting grass. Yes. The temperature this morning was 65 degrees, and the humidity was 58%. It was unheard of this time of year! And speaking of heat, have you seen what’s going on in Europe? Countries there are in the grip of an extended heat wave and drought. Several nuclear power plants in France have had to cut back their production significantly, because the river water they depend upon for cooling is too warm. And they’re not used to it as we are where I live.


20 responses to “Thinking Ahead”

  1. I had an early start today as well as my wife flew to NYC early this morning, so we decided to stay at a hotel near the airport. It was a Holiday Inn Express, so the free breakfast is usually pretty decent. However I had to have a fasting blood draw this morning, so I grabbed a cinnamon roll and a couple of boiled eggs and ate them after the draw. I intend to put in laminate floor in the basement while my wife is away. It is about my 4th time doing floors and this job is pretty much a rectangle. It should be easy.

    My Daughter-in-law got a second opinion on her ankle and it is not broken. She is relieved as “I don’t have time for this!”

  2. Yes, I’ve been assured that unusually mild or even cold weather is more evidence of global warming. 🙂

    Actually, it’s evidence of “weather”. As someone said recently, weather is the clothes you are wearing today; climate is the closet you got them out of.

  3. The wife and I are leaving for a Rhine tour this weekend. I’ve been following the temperatures along the way quite closely. We depart from Basel Switzerland on Tuesday with two days in Basel preceding embarkation. Today and tomorrow the temperature will hover around 100 degrees. Fortunately the temperatures are supposed to drop to near normal, 80 – 87 degrees, next week. Based on temps earlier this month I had set aside and purchased a selection of long sleeve shirts. Now it looks like short sleeves should be packed instead. That said, one can always roll sleeves up, I suppose.

    • During my trucking days it wasn’t unusual for me to drive 600 to 700 miles each day and end up in totally different weather and temperatures. On one memorable day I got up to -18F in Butte MT and ended up in southern UT with 60F that night. I learned to dress in layers!

  4. Like Arlo, the only thing I thought about when running was the distance I’d gone and how much was still to go. I can’t run anymore, so I don’t have that problem. Even when walking for exercise, though, I find myself counting steps, converting to distance traveled and distance still to complete.

    As far as the patio,,, fire ants, mosquitos, splinters, sand, etc. (guess I’m not that romantic anymore)

  5. Early in our marriage (pre-kids!) we would find private spots up in the local canyons during the spring before it was warm enough for flies and mosquitoes to be a problem. Today there are other flying pests:


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