Monthly Archives: March 2013

A satisfactory day

All in all, quite a satisfactory day. Woke betimes, broke my fast, and put in a solid 4+ hours of office work online, ending with a long telephone conversation with my supervising attorney, during which many things were discussed and many actions advanced.

Then lunch, then a bit of sister-time, then I used my current favorite present-to-myself:

Power drill

I have been faunching after one of these for years, but was always put off by “now, now, little girl, you don’t need a light-weight power drill, you can use my 85-pound model.” The hell I could, So I bought myself one and this afternoon, I installed a closet rod all by myself! Not the loveliest installation known to god or man, but by damn it holds the clothes off the floor in a very satisfactory way. Next week, I’ll put in another one on the other side of the closet. Also, finally got a street number sign up: bought the number decals and with some help from Peg and Burny, I am now legally identified as per HOVE regulations.

And a couple of hours on the lanai, swinging in the Sky Chair reading. For dinner, cheese and spinach ravioli in a marinara sauce, and a nice glass of wine.

Am I good? Oh yes, damn good.

The wind at Ocean View

From a few days ago.

The usual mid-day wind came up at, you guessed it, mid-day, but for a wonder it died down in the afternoon, and the day has been clear and sunny — clear enough so that I could see the cloud shadows on the Pacific far below. And, as another consequence, I’ve been driven inside by the mosquitoes. Usually the wind rushes them off, or blows them to Na’alehu, but not tonight.

I thought the afternoon winds in Petaluma were strong, but they can’t compete. The trades come bellowing in, divide on the other side of the mountain, then meet, slam! right on top of my house. When I was here in March of last year, they treated us to a real, tree-uprooting show, howling imprecations and rattling anything not cemented down. I’m nuts enough to have loved it, although I don’t think I could take day upon day of it. I tried to upload a clip I took during that wind storm, but haven’t learned  that bit of WordPress magic. Besides, the clip hardly does it justice.