Not surprisingly, a hot first day of autumn, but with big, brooding clouds. With nightfall, flashes of lightning in the west, and the sound of distant thunder. I must secure the plastic bag which I have taped over my telephone junction box, in case there is rain. Wet junction box eliminates my internet connection.) And, if the storm draws near, I must go off line, as I have no proper surge protection. There is almost always trouble with the power here, when a thunderstorm arises. But I can read the October issue of National Geographic, which arrived today. It has an article on the volcanos of northern California, and I like to keep up with what my neighbors are doing. Hey, Mount Lassen, ready to blow?