Monday, April 16, 2012
I’d like some cheese and crackers to go with my whine today. Only it’s too hot so I really don’t because the 35 degree jump in temperature has my head fighting to hurt. I’m ignoring it as best I can which is easier said than done. Did I mention that it’s 88? In mid-April. This is not right. That’s about 25-30 degrees above average. It hasn’t rained for real in weeks. This is also not right. Where are the April showers? Oh that’s right. We don’t need them since all the May flowers bloomed in March.
There’s a wildfire still burning less than 20 miles away in French Creek State Park. It’s up to 740 acres. I know that’s not a lot compared to some but it is for this area. It’s the biggest we’ve had in 100 years. Supposedly it’s contained though not controlled. They said the same thing last week when the area was only 500 square acres. Then it got windy and jumped the containment lines. Hmm. It’s supposed to be very windy again tonight. I’d like to go wander the area that is already doused with my camera but I’ll wait until it’s completely out. Better to stay out of the way of the people doing their best, risking their lives to fight this fire. I’ve never walked through a burned out forest. I suspect it’s eerie.
Due to the current conditions, the powers-that-be in various townships around the county have enacted burning bans. As in no burning trash or brush until it rains for real. You’d think that would be common sense, not lighting a fire in dry, windy conditions but no, sadly, it’s not. That also means no fireworks but people are a bit thick sometimes. The folks that live two houses away from me have been setting them off for about a week now. I’m not happy with the temperature or the lack of rain but that will be nothing compared to my unhappiness if idiots being stupid cause my house to burn down. Yes, that’s a valid concern in my neighborhood. It may be time for me to move although I’m sure there are similar idiots most places.
Okay, enough grumbling. Time to go stare in the refrigerator and try to make dinner appear out of nowhere. Happy Monday.