Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Journal: Tuesday, 11/11/08

►  Drizzle off and on all afternoon. Steady light rain since shortly after sunset. (44ºF/6ºC @ midnight)

►  Rain paused at the moment, but a gusty and damp south wind is doing it's best to make the temperature feel 30º colder than it actually is. G'night. (45ºF/7ºC @ 4:45 AM)

►  Just noticed the large (978g) container of coffee purchased last week had shrunk to 788g when purchased this week. Price didn't shrink.

I reckon I'm just getting old, but I remember when a large can of coffee was three pounds.  Now, it's less than two pounds.  Of course, I also remember metal coffee cans that opened with a key and those sharp-edged metal strips they created.

►  Overcast with a very gusty south wind, but no rain has fallen in several hours. Rainfall total thus far 1.7" (4.3cm). (50ºF/7ºC @ 11:30 AM)

►  I really must move on to more exciting activities. Washing the dishes is the first item on my agenda. (Overcast, damp, gusty south wind and 52ºF/11ºC @ 2:45 PM)

►  Not chilling down nearly so quickly this evening. Still overcast, damp and windy, but southeast wind seems to be dropping off a bit. No additional rain either, though we still have a 50% chance of it. (54ºF/12ºC @ 8 PM)

►  Temperature and cloud cover have held steady for the past twelve hours. Fortunately, the wind laid. (54ºF/12ºC @ midnight)

(The photo is of a Blazing Star or Gayfeather after it has gone to seed.  This is what the plant looks like while blooming.)

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