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Journal 07-01-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day is for you. Today is Wednesday, July 01, 2015. The temperature is 69.2°F and the humidity is 76% at 5:23 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 mph with gusts of 1.6 mph. There were a few high thin clouds when I stuck my head out and I saw a few stars. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 88° (“cooler than yesterday”) today.

They’ve already called a Flex Alert between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. for today, meaning, they don’t want people to run air conditioning or other appliances. This reflects in the energy bill. I think we should go see a movie or something. That will get the energy consumption at home as close to 0 as we can make it for a couple of hours.

The picture is of the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter from our backyard last night. It was taken with a cell phone, not a telescope and camera so it lacks that professional touch.

As of this morning, I have reached $10 in my bank at Persona Papers. YIPPEEE! Halfway there. Maybe I’ll cash out by Christmas.

I have a drive (finally) tomorrow morning so I have to get ready for that. It’s not terribly early, but I do have to be up and out of the house by 8 a.m., wash the car and all that. Boy, the drives are coming ever few and far between.

While we were sitting around during the hot and muggy afternoon, I noticed the wind pick up. I didn’t think too much of it, but then I looked out and saw the sky. It had gotten dark and thunderstormy in a matter of less than half an hour. It was quite weird. We had a bit of thunder for perhaps 20 minutes or so and enough rain to decorate the concrete. I put Gremlin in the enclosure. He was curled up against the back door, trying not to get his fur wet.

The storm—if I could call it that—cooled things down a bit and moved on. Happily, no there were lightning fires from it.

Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all well and happy. Hope the day brings you good things.

Off to write another day—

Writing schedule:

1. Spend an hour with Siegfried.

2. Review Inanna Queen of Heaven and Earth either today or tomorrow.

4. Review “The Superstitious Man’s Story”

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©2015 Denise Longrie


Image Credit » image is my own

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Comments

wolfgirl569 wrote on July 1, 2015, 9:48 AM

Congratulations on getting halfways. Glad there were no fires started with the storm

msiduri wrote on July 1, 2015, 10:33 AM

Well, they don't TELL you that, they just charge you a lot for the privilege.

msiduri wrote on July 1, 2015, 10:34 AM

Thanks. I'm happy about no fires as well. Living in the city, we're generally not in danger, but the hills around us are so dry, people in the canyons can really suffer.

CalmGemini wrote on July 3, 2015, 12:34 PM

Congratulations for getting to the half mark. Did the drive go well? The photo though not professional,does serve the purpose.

msiduri wrote on July 3, 2015, 1:15 PM

Thanks for the congrats. The drive went well, thank you. And thank for being kind about the pic. It's cool watching the planets.

Paulie wrote on July 5, 2015, 9:30 AM

Congratulations on reaching the $10 mark already! I'm only at $2.66 now. If I am lucky, I will get up to $10 by Christmas.

msiduri wrote on July 5, 2015, 12:44 PM

Thanks for the congrats! I hope you get than sooner than Christmas!