It’s still miserable. I know we’re not the only miserable place in the country and I know that other places are more miserable (which I find hard to imagine, because I don’t think I could be any more miserable).
We ran the A/C this weekend and it was nice. Until the A/C tried to get to 80°. Then it ran and ran and ran. Last night, I’d shut it off for a half hour, then turn it back on for ten minutes.
Yesterday morning, we went to breakfast. We headed up to Descanso, where there is a nice little restaurant called “The Descanso Junction”. Good food, reasonable prices. Portions are too big, though, I never finish. Anyway, on the way up we saw smoke from a fire. While we were eating, we saw firetrucks going by. The fire was in an area known as Japatul (Hap-uh-tool). Last night, our sky down here was filled with smoke from the fires that were spreading. Lots of areas evacuated.
Before we went shopping (really low on dry cat food), Brian was out talking to a friend who dropped by. I finished cleaning the litterboxes and took the bag o crap out to the dumpster. I went up to listen in on the conversation, adding an occasional comment. The discussion got around to the heat and I told them that I was certain the oil companies are behind this weather. So us hot saps out there in pay for your use land will be screwed even more deeply. I just know they’ve got some sort of “turn up the heat” machinery and they’ve changed the weather to their advantage. And the visitor laughed and said “and I bet somehow Bush is behind it”. Yeah! Yeah! Those oil people are his chums, they’re all in the same category and I bet the gummint known as Dubya is letting his buds use gummint top secret stuff to make us all so freaking miserable. Hey, Dubya does lots of stuff he doesn’t want people to know that he’s doing, I bet that’s it.