at first i was having trouble with Comcast FTP, and this week i've just been busy.
i am typing this on battery power, in a dark and silent house. we are experiencing our first brownout of the year, and i, for one, am in heaven. it's so quiet and still! the neighbors have finished chattering, folding their arms and nodding their heads, talking this over as if it doesn't happen every time the temperature nears 100.
so people are all concerned and etc. so what? the sun is low, but there's still light: i planted the things i bought this morning, tidied up my garden tools, and now i'm doing this but i could be sittin' on the porch reading a book. i could take a walk, or clean something, or any number of things people have been doing for centuries.
ooh, now i am sitting on my porch typing! best of both worlds! double-bliss! of course, if the power doesn't come back soon, my fish will die. ah well. this really won't last that long, and soon enough will come the rumble and whir of air conditioning returning, and the ever-present undercurrent of manufactured electricity that seems to annoy no one but me.
the pizza delivery man has arrived, pizza is being enjoyed outside on paper plates; life is just all good right now at this moment.
i have a couple of fun stories to tell about this week's beach trips, but they can wait. the air is calling to me.
extra cyber-hugs to Melisse.