Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hodge Podge

We got only a few drops of rain, but 15 miles away they got a half-inch.

The power went off moments after the stove timer warned me it was about to ding because my bread dough had been kneaded almost 15 minutes. Whew! Perfect timing. And it only stayed off half an hour, so there was no problem baking the six lovely loaves by the time they were risen and ready nearly three hours later.

The wind was cold. I felt sorry for the flowers and didn't spend much time outside, myself. Indoors, I did unpack and put away several more boxes of kitchen stuff. Shouldn't be long before the door and drawer handles arrive and I can function in there without being so careful where my fingers go (so as not to damage the finish on the wood).

Still smoky. The sun appeared pink-red later, but this doesn't show with my camera.

Out walking anyway.

The neighbours' kids
And back to the office I go; the work week begins.

But first: oatmeal porridge and a second mug of coffee, a TAROT CARD draw, some tooth-brushing, and oh — clothes. Clothing is always good. Then to the car I must haul a stack of books to return to the library, two empty water jugs to refill, a sleeping bag for Emil (who is off to Camp Easter Seal tomorrow morning so tonight after work I'll help him pack), five loaves of bread for Everett (who pays me for them, by the way) and my purse that is goddamn heavy no matter what I take out of it to lighten the load. And last but not least, a title for this entry. Hm. What shall it be?


  1. I can't believe you all are still living with smoke. How dreadful! How are your eyes and throats handling this? I'm surprised the news of these fires haven't crossed my news banner on my computer. Horrible!

    1. We get "air quality warnings" and are advised not to do anything strenuous outdoors for long, but otherwise it's only those with respiratory illnesses who are suffering. I'm not even sure where you live (or it's slipping my mind at present), but if you're in the States it's no surprise that you haven't had news of this. My dad goes south for six months every winter and says news about Canada on TV and radio down there is nil; he has to search it out on the Internet. There are more than 100 wildfires right now in northern Saskatchewan; even more in British Columbia; and Alberta, too, is fighting fires. The smoke from here has reached the central U.S. though, or maybe north-central states, so you should've heard SOMETHING ... if you haven't already heard More Than Enough from me!


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