We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Is it summer yet? 60 degrees F here this morning with fog and a cool rain. It's what we call Cape Cod weather. Here are some normal summer waves at Orleans. (the constant misspellings on YouTube titles bugs me):
Juan ... You've got us beat, here in Houston. It's only 98 here, and has been for more than a week. Checked the weather prediction for the next 10 days, and a week from tomorrow we are finally going to get some rain, after everything has finally fried up and blown away. That is, if you believe weather predictions for conditions more than 48 hours away. And I don't.
Had lunch yesterday with a couple of friends whose house on the shore of Galveston Bay was scoured down to the ground by Hurricane Ike. They've been living in a FEMA trailer, hoping to organize a re-build of their house. Me -- I would have taken their disaster as a message from the Almighty to move further inland ... a lot further.
Accuweather had a post a week or so ago saying there would be 'no summer' in the northern tier of states and New England this year. They provided no maps or other explanation other than to say the jet stream was unusually far south.