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"I could perhaps like others have astonished you with strange improbable tales; but I rather chose to relate plain matter of fact in the simplest manner and style; because my principle design was to inform you, and not to amuse you."

Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels

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Thunderstorms with buckets of rain last night. 1.22 inches right here. 3 ½ inches in one hour over in Tempe. This morning at 8am it was only 80 degrees. By the time I got to the pool at 10:15am ...


Last week was weather. Another all time high set for a day in 1995. Another day tying a record. Now twenty-one days this year over 110 degrees. A new record set for all time overnight high temp- ...


I finished reading “Love In The Ruins” by Percy Walker. It was published in 1971 but could have been written this year. It was that prescient. It took me two full weeks to read it. It was book nu...


It was 115 degrees yesterday setting a new record high for the day by one degree. Today it was 116 degrees tying the high record for the day. Tomorrow is a forecast 115 degrees. The overnight low...


I finished reading “The Doomsday Machine” by Daniel Ellsburg today. A good, but scary read. If you are a person that worries about small things in life this book will cure you of that annoyance. ...


I did make it to the grocery store on Sunday. I had a list and a fistful of coupons. Monday we were out early. First stop was the insurance office. Everything was quick and easy. Old car policy ...


I finished reading “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury. It was the last book in the pile by my chair. I had ordered three books from the library. Thursday I went to go pick up two ...


One year ago yesterday here was a record high temperature of 118 degrees. Yesterday? Only 103 degrees. Supposed to be 108 today. Evil spawn. Look up each word. Decide then if it is applicable to...


I think it was Friday. Thursday? Anyway, an unusual day had occurred. A high temp of 82 degrees, a little bit of rain, and 88% humidity. That was our monsoon. Yesterday and today it was once aga...


As we say in the real world, Drumpf got played like the dumbass he is. But this is Bizarro World now. Enough said. I can’t really remember the last time I scribbled in here. Maybe a week or so a...


The car was finished at the mechanic’s Friday morning. $904 to replace a $30 thermostat. That was why the dash warning light was on. And I learned a few things while talking to the mechanic when ...


I had my little space put back together in an hour or so after we got back Friday. Mom piddled and fussed and fidgeted all day Saturday and Sunday. I went out first thing Saturday morning and fi...


Before we left Bend we found a Columbia Sportswear outlet having a clearance sale in a big tent outside the store. We dove into the racks. Mom found a real nice pink fleece jacket for $20. I foun...


We turned right at Newport, OR. Highway 20 led east across the state. We drove across I-5. We drove across the Willamette river. We drove over the Cascades. We drove across the Pacific Crest Trai...


The drive up Highway 101 from Crescent City to Newport was beautiful and just as I remember from the first time I traveled that road forty-five years ago. After we checked into another La Quinta...


We were packed up and on the road at 7:15am. We were hoping to beat the rush hour traffic. We headed north on 280 and then 19th street through downtown San Francisco which then turned into Highwa...


I had planned on Highway 1 from Morro Bay to Monterey but it was closed to thru traffic until sometime in September. The only option to see it was to drive up to the closure, backtrack back down ...


We checked out of the motel in Thousand Oaks/Newbury at 10am. A pleasant four hour drive brought us to the next motel in Morro Bay. Emma Pennyworth (the GPS) only got lost once, in Lompoc. We wer...


We were checked out and on the road by 7am. We were headed to the aquarium in Longbeach. We arrived at about 9:30am. The first part of that adventure was finding a place to park in a parking gara...


Day four: I had to get out of the room. I decided to take a walk. I googled for stores, thinking snacks. It seems this motel is in a food desert. The closet big stores were nearly four miles away...


It was a cloudy windy day with intermittent rain. Not a good day for our planned excursion to the zoo. We had to get out anyway. We decided to drive to the beach. It was only fifteen minutes away...


It was freeway driving. Pretty boring. A huge solar farm. A huge wind farm. Sand dunes. Pretty light traffic. There it was- Highway 94. Interstate 8 veers a little north. Highway 94 veers a litt...


I had planned on leaving around 10am. But since I was awake and up by 6:15am and had both my coffee and packing and closing up the house done by a little after 8am, we went ahead and left. It too...


We ran a few errands this morning. Bonworth’s for some clothes shopping for Mom. Walmart for last minute odds and ends. And then we went to Village Inn for lunch. Why? Because Mom wanted to and i...


I didn’t do anything except the usual today. I did manage to dig out the old carry-on from under my bed platform. And I dug out one of two pair of pants I own from the winter duffle. It is the br...


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