Another day another bunch of words spit out from the typewriter (well, the PC actually. I do use typewriter sounds most of the time to come close. It's a nostalgia thing). Sometimes it just seems to go so easily.
Well, we'll find out soon enough. I've got to finish outlining the story, and do some more work on characcters. That's mostly a process of discovery, wherever it lead me is where I go, sort of thing.
If this rain keeps up I'm going to have to be re-trained in use of the pool. Not that I'm complaining or anything. I know things could be worse. Just look down to Monkey River here in Belize. Check out Wilma's website the South Englishtown Gazette (http://southenglishtown.blogspot.com/). I tried posting the URL yesterday on our blog, but for some unknown reason, it didn't take. I got up there today. They've had like seven feet of rain in their village. That makes our one foot or so seem kinda paltry by comparison. Of course, then you can look over at the Philippines. Wow! A million or more homeless, maybe ten thousand or more dead? And, I used to do disasters for a living. Glad it's not my watch. Where would you even begin?
So, back to our patch here. From about 2:30 AM till now at 10:20 AM, it's done nothing but rain. It's either drizzling or coming down in buckets. Of course my weather station has picked now to go off-line. Well, one thing's for sure, I'm not climbing up on the roof of the pool house in this stuff to check it out. There's only so much that could have gone wrong with it. What I'm willing to bet on is that the rechargeable batteries in it haven't been able to be recharged by the solar cell charger on the unit. No freakin' sun to do the deed.
I've looked at the receiving unit on my desk and it looks like it's pulling in the data, so maybe the batteries out there aren't the problem. Maybe my USB hub that the receiver plugs into is on the fritz. I have been having problems with it lately. It might be time to think about a replacement hub. It is about five or six years old. Down here, I think that makes it about nine or ten in electronics parts years. Humidity and heat tend to kill anything in short order that runs electrons through itself.
You know what? I just realized this is Sunday. I've got the laundry in the washing machine, breakfast is done, dishes done and put away... I'm at loose ends. It's time for another Sunday Morning Grab Bag. By the time I kick this out the door, it'll be a Sunday Afternoon Grab Bag. That's why I don't wear a watch, isn't it?
Having said that, I feel much better about this posting. It felt disjointed from the beginning, so that's perfect for a grab bag.
I wonder what I've got for photos to put up? I just took a couple of minutes to peruse some that I've accumulated on the new PC. A lot of old ones that weren't categorized or otherwise filed, got lost in the shuffle of moving to a new machine. That's what happens sometimes.
This one just below was taken on walkies with the girls, as we do most mornings when it's not raining and the road is dry enough to get through. I like the photo, but it just doesn't do justice to the real McCoy. It was real and it was spectacular, to steal a phrase from Seinfeld.
|Sunrise on Corozal Bay|
|Taking the Kids For A Swim|
|I Wish This Was More Respected in the States|
|A Fitting Name|