rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,


Because the rain due later today is now expected to be much more intense than previously predicted I've had to reschedule my grocery shopping to Sunday, which will be rainy but probably less so than today. Consequently I'll miss some Friday sale items that I'd hoped to get, including kitty litter. Weather can be so annoying. Thursday was nice, though. It was overcast all day, and the air was dense with mist that fell almost constantly. Toward evening the clouds thinned out sufficiently that there was a colorful sunset, and after nightfall they began breaking up and I got a good look at Orion. Farther west they remained thick enough that the moon was obscured, though its light gave the clouds a lovely glow.

I posted no entry yesterday because the computer slowed to a crawl again and I ran out of time. It's been getting slow more and more often in recent weeks. I don't know if it's just the machine's age or if it's AT&T's service deteriorating, or a combination of the two. The connection hasn't failed completely for several days now, but that doesn't mean there isn't still trouble with the telephone lines. The service always slows down when the weather gets damp, so the constant mist might have had something to do with it.

It doesn't seem to be quite as cold tonight as it was the previous night. The partial cloudiness might be helping a bit. The string of storms that are supposed to come this week should all be only moderately cold, but a week from today there is a 60% chance of snow. That will be Christmas Day, of course. In all the years I've lived here I don't recall it ever having snowed on Christmas. On the 26th and 27th sunshine is predicted, so if we do get a Christmas snow it will probably get melted away pretty fast. Good thing, too, because I've still got lots of leaves to rake up, and I'm hoping they get a chance to dry out a bit before I have to get them into the bins. I hate handling wet leaves.

The rain still hasn't started, I haven't been to sleep yet, either, so maybe it's a good thing I won't be going shopping. I probably won't wake up until late afternoon. By then everything should be getting soaked. If I have Internet maybe I'll post something again then.

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