Weather

Spring Preview

You guys! It was 70 degrees in Hooterville today! It was warm enough to have the doors open(!), and the cats went out to play. In keeping with Clyde’s New […]

Artfully

I met Megan and Rob after work one evening. They were accompanied by the ever-adorable Star and Stella. In fact, Stella was walking Megan as I came out of the […]

Powerless

Look Out! I woke up this morning to the wind chimes singing a warning, that cheery harbinger of uncheery power outages to come. I put on the heat while I […]

It was a year of change for me. Maybe too much in too short a time. I lost my job at the end of 2014 and jumped into the hell […]

I was at work making copies when there was a huge bang and the building shook. Before my two brain cells had processed the Big Bang, the power went out […]

Showered

I was both surprised and delighted by the gentle rain that started falling in the early afternoon on Thursday. It was still raining when I drove home, and I made […]

Get Back

Flowers Outside My Office Door It’s been so long since it rained that when the pattering on the roof woke me up last night, I was unable to identify the […]

What's for Lunch?

Sleepy Clyde On Friday night, I was enjoying a cocktail or three (sometimes my moderation tends to be on the immoderate side) while reading in bed with all three cats […]

Wild Weather

Stormageddon III blew into town on Sunday night, taking the power with it. In keeping with the truism that sequels get progressively worse, III was much worse than II. The […]

As sequels usually are, Stormageddon II was much worse than Stormageddon I, which did not live up to the hype. II didn’t get the hype, but it packed the punch. […]

So I had the interview for the permanent job yesterday. Fortunately, it was only in the Big Town, aka my usual commute, so I was spared trekking to the county […]

Inside & Out

Frosty Fern Happy new year, y’all! It started out a frosty one here, -2C outside and +4 inside, which is not that much of a plus. Ever notice that everything […]

It’s a wild and stormy Christmas Eve. Reports are that the power is out at home, and a call to my friends at the PG&E Outage Line gave me the […]

Aftermath

Looks like we have weathered the storm! Power stayed on at my house – undoubtedly because Mark lent me his generator before taking his family to Mexico for a month […]

Seasonal

Gloomy morning to you! It’s the calm before the storm. The weather seers are calling for the worst storm in a decade, with high winds and torrential amounts of rain […]

Between Storms

Of the many delights of finally getting some real rain (not having to water the garden; not feeling guilty about either watering or not watering the garden; frogs singing; making […]

Nearly Done

We were gifted with another inch and a half of rain! It’s very early in the season, and it’s making me hopeful for a rainy winter. During the rainfall, I […]

In & Out

I have to say, it’s been fun coming home and finding Rob here. The way he thinks is both unique and entertaining. Also it’s fun to see the developments on […]

Happy Summer?

Rhododendrons in my garden this evening The calendar may say April – just – but summer has come to Hooterville. In the usual way of summer, it made a dramatic […]

The rain is really trying to make it up to us. According to my friend and neighbor Jim, we got more than three inches of rain yesterday, and I emptied […]