||[Jan. 25th, 2016|08:35 pm]
It was another mild and mostly sunny day, and was apparently even milder and sunnier in the valley, as when dusk had almost hidden the landscape I heard a large flock of geese winging north through the dim sky. I couldn't seen them, but judging from the racket it was quite a substantial flock. There was a small flock flying north last night, but much quieter. It must be the warmish weather that is sending the birds north. Odds are I'll be hearing them flying back south in a few days when it gets colder again. . The rain is expected to resume on Friday, and to be fairly intense, but the biggest news is that there is some possibility of snow here on Sunday. Probably not very much snow, but snow at least. |
The likelihood of rain on Friday and the possibility of Snow on Sunday makes my shopping trip problematic. I don't like going out in heavy rain, but the roads can be dangerous in snow. Maybe I ought to go on Thursday, if it can be arranged. Saturday is a possibility. It could be rainy then too, though probably less rainy than Friday. I'm now half hoping that Safeway won't have anything I really want on its Friday sale, as I hate missing a good bargain because of the weather.
Whatever the outcome of the rain, though, I should be able to keep my Itnernets, barring a full-on power outage. The AT&T guy arrived early this morning and, after hearing the problem explained, opened up a box at the street end of the line and found that it had gotten leaky, probably due to squirrels messing with it. It had nuts and acorns in it! Some of the wires in it were damaged and barely connected, so they were replaced. The leak is fixed as well, so the problem is most likely fixed, and I shouldn't be getting outages when it rains anymore. At least not until those squirrels get busy using the equipment for nut storage again, which shouldn't be until next fall when they have a fresh crop of nuts to store.
The frogs are in full voice tonight— probably another result of the mildness of the day and evening. I'm going to go out and listen to them for a while before settling down in front of the television. I'll probably fall asleep early, as I didn't get much last night and had no nap today. I might make some popcorn, though. I had a late lunch and don't feel like eating dinner. Should I nod off early, a snack will keep hunger from waking me up in the middle of the night.