||[Feb. 12th, 2019|11:59 pm]
There has been moderate rain for the last few hours, but it didn't begin until late afternoon so I was able to make a quick run to Grocery Outlet for a few things, including a few things I hadn't intended to buy. That's usually what happens when I go to a store, which is one of the reasons I don't like to shop. That's going to be a real problem now that I'm within easy walking distance of so many stores. When I went shopping once a week I couldn't buy too many things I hadn't planned on buying, but now I can end up doing that every day that every day. Convenience has its inconveniences.|
But maybe not for the next few days. It's going to get windy and rainier tonight, and stay rainy tomorrow, and then on Thursday and Friday we could get thunderstorms, accompanied on Thursday by very strong winds. I might not get back out until Saturday or Sunday, when only showers are predicted. But I'll most likely be buying things I didn't intend to buy again on Monday and Tuesday, when the sun will return. That's if things go according to prediction, of course. Odds of that are not much better than the odds that I'l come back from a store with only things I'd planned to buy.
I've been looking at the Google maps of Chico and am pleased to say that at least one person here has a sense of humor. An apartment complex off of Eaton Road sports the name East of Eaton. I'm going to bet that it was named by a fan of California literature, or at least a fan of James Dean, as I don't think a Christian or observant Jew would be likely to choose that particular name. They would likely fear divine punishment, as it were (it's okay, the lightning isn't due until Thursday, and by then God will have forgotten my horrible pun. He's older than me!)
Once again I made an over-sized dinner, though not quite as extreme as the last two nights. If I keep practicing I might eventually get it right. I'm not expecting to get it right tomorrow, or the next few nights, since I've got quite a bit of stuff I have to use up before it goes bad. But once that's gone it might work out, as long as the rain keeps me from going to the stores and buying still more crap.
Not too many cats were brought in today, due mainly to the shelters still being over capacity, leaving no room for the trappers to take whoever they trap. But several long-unclaimed or recently surrendered cats are being taken to Reno (Reno!) which will free up some space, and one organization is opening a new temporary shelter in Paradise itself, so maybe in a few days the trappers can get to work again. I'll be watching their posts.