I think we've finally had 24 hours without rain, maybe even 30. The temperature is doing a see-saw, which isn't so pleasant, but at least it's not raining. I swear, every time I talked to somebody the past month, it was raining. Rain delayed my moving out of the house. Rain delayed moving the actual … Continue reading Rain, Rain, are you gonna “go away” all-freaking-ready?!!!
This is a question that's bugged me my whole life along the Texas coast. Thankfully, we got through Rita (2005) and Ike (2008) okay where I'm at, many miles inland and several feet above sea level. We've never evacuated, and not because of the inability to afford it, scoffing at the storms, or bravado. No--we … Continue reading #081–Why do posted Hurricane evacuation routes in Houston mostly divert people eastward?
My Copy: 9781442265684 (image from bn.com) The title pretty well says what this book is about, and goes through the increasingly-combined issues of conflict, genocide, and climate change in spades in these 158 pages (not counting notes). This is NOT a book detailing how humans are creating climate change, but rather a book that explains … Continue reading Unstable Ground: Climate Change, Conflict, and Genocide, by Alex Alvarez
My Copy: 9780375803017 (image from bn.com) I’m not sure what I was expecting when I read this book. I certainly wasn’t expecting it to be such a short book for younger readers. Though now that I have read it, it feels like a milder cousin of Something Wicked This Way Comes with a semi-educational aura … Continue reading The Halloween Tree, by Ray Bradbury
Glad I had all day at home. Spent the day going back and forth between packing the last stuff I have in the house and watching segments from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I am still working hard on getting out the door by mid-morning tomorrow and setting up in the garage. I had … Continue reading The “Last Minute Move” Weight-Lifting and Cardio Workout.
(from wikimedia, def not MY garage). It was not my initial plan to live in my garage for a few weeks. When I brought this not-quite-whim up to my therapist, she thought it was a great idea and worth trying. And if I don't like it, I can always fall back on a motel room … Continue reading Practical, or Foolish? Living between homes without a motel room…
My Copy: 9781439181034 (image from Simon and Schuster .com) I was pretty excited to read this book after I found it in the source notes from The Right Stuff...and it gives me some insight as to the limitations The Right Stuff had in its own narrative. We Seven, by the Astronauts themselves, is a collection … Continue reading We Seven: The Classic Story of the Heroes who Launched America Into Space, by the Astronauts Themselves
I suspect the word FREE on my post made some people start drooling without checking the rest of the message. Of course, out here people are always looking for good storage sheds and things, but mine's got lofts and I HATE lofts. I decided after more family neglected to clean out the lofts when they … Continue reading My first foray into Facebook yard sale groups was an hour ago. And oh, boy…