Good morning or whatever part of the day it is for you. Today is Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The temperature is 70.3°F and the humidity is 86% at 4:22 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0 mph with gusts of 1.6 mph. It was overcast and quiet when I stuck my head out. I listened to the crickets for a bit. Weather Underground is predicting a 10% chance of precipitation and a high of 80° (“nearly the same as yesterday”) today.
I’ve been getting up and going to the gym, which opens at 5, then going to Starbucks to write, getting home about 7:30 or 8. I’ve gotten some work done on Siegfried, a lot on “The Song of the Harp,” (that just keeps getting longer) and a lot especially on “Dirt.” I’ve also gotten some reviews done for Examiner. It’s worked out nicely in that respect, but I haven’t been spending a lot of time here. There is a trade-off. With the work Mr. Siduri is doing on the house, I have to be available for him. I can’t just hide in a bat cave all day. Additionally, he is my husband. I didn’t go to all the trouble of marrying him if I didn’t want his company.
Tonight, it’s just too hot and sticky. I haven’t slept much. I woke up the first time about 10:30. And getting dressed to go to the gym just ain’t going to happen. Plus, I don’t need to be spending money for tea every morning, particularly when I don’t have any money. But that’s beside the point.
We did get a bit of rain over the weekend. I enjoyed it. People in the canyons in the hills behind us had a bit of a rough time, and then there was a bridge collapse in the desert, along a main thoroughfare. Happily, no one was killed, though one person was injured. They’re going to reopen the road in the next couple of days.
Word is, an El Niño is coming that’s going to be the strongest on record and this summer rainstorm, the aftermath of Hurricane Dolores, is just a forewarning. I am in no position to judge the merit of this statement, or of the strength of the coming El Niño. One can only hear predictions of the end of the world so many times and before the drama gets tiresome, of course, but there’s also no sense in not being prepared: Is now the time to put on the new roof we’ve needed? (No sense putting it on during a drought when we won’t see the leaks until the company that put it on has folded).
But El Niño also means some areas of the world will be dry. There might be famines. It’s a worldwide phenomenon, beginning with warm water in the Pacific Ocean.
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 (again):
1. Spend an hour with Siegfried.
2. Review “How to Die in the Anthropocene.”
3. Another entry in 30 Day book challenge
4. Finish review of On Writing .
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