Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my overheated men and women!  How have you survived the last couple of weeks of warmth?  I've just gone from air conditioned home to air conditioned car to air conditioned office, and back.  Usually, when walking from or to car, I'd notice the oppressive heat!  Sometimes, though, it was cooler outside than in the car.  I try to deal with the weather one day at a time, without getting too invovled in the loop-the-loop that our weather has become.  Ride 'em, cowboy!

Junior continues to show the same proficiency in driving that his father had: none.  Señor Zanza should be condidered for sainthood for sticking with it this long.  Junior has had two extensions on his probationary license,  One more screw-up and back he goes to taking the written exam all over again.  I wonder if Señor Zanza has some sort of angle on this.  There haven't been any accidents involving other vehicles, but my car is getting pretty banged up.  I don't want to mention the cost of this to Junior until he gets his license and can get a job to pay me off.  I don't look forward to the day he can drive.  I'll bet my insurance premiums will triple within a year.  Again, Junior better reimburse me.  I'm not helping him get a car, but if he does, all expenses are his.  The cost of a vehicle plus insurance costs and gasoline costs and repair/maintenance items are all his.  If he somehow miraculously gets his license and a car, I won't be able to sleep until he gets home.  Mothers are forever.  So don't forget to let them in on whatever you're doing.

So far, I have zero mosquito bites this season, but I don't go outside too much.  I've asked eveeryone I know if they are aware of any bites.  There are a few, but not any sort of epidemic.  The wethermen and the M.D.'s conspired to work us up again, this time over the Zika virus and the mosquito that carries it.  I'm sorry, but "ef" them.  Always trying to work the public up over something or the other.  I think the Centers for Disease Control  is always looking for attention.  Maybe they have to battle for money.  Whatever, please give us your best guess for the next 48 hours.  Actually, you're not even good enough for 2 days.  National Weather Service is only reliable for 24 hours, and even then they screw up.

"Blue Cut Fire in Cajon Pass Explodes to 18,000 Acres, 0 Percent Contained; State of Emergency Declared" -  You know, some people consider and consider, and they still end up picking out the wrong spot for a home.  Fires are natural in forests.  They help to renew the lanscape with new growth.  If you live in a fire threatened area, don't be surprised if everything burns up.  I know it's a terrible thing to lose everything.  Pick your new house location more carefully.  If you build on a fault line, don't be surprised if it's ripped in two by an earthquake.

Earthquakes are powerful, but none is more powerful than my love for you, my readers.  Thank you so much for reading my blog.  Thank you for taking the time.  Thank you for being you.

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Enjoy the weather.  We're already halfway through August.  Another summer almost over.  We still have plenty of time with fall, but we all know what is ultimately coming: the s-word!


Tender Heart Bear said...

Madame- We do have a couple more nasty hot and humid days coming then it is going to cool off for a couple days. We are surviving over here.

I know what you mean about Junior getting his driving temps I went through that three times with my kids. But I looked at it this way at least they have their drivers license in case of any kind of emergency.

OrbsCorbs said...

Thank you, Mme. Z. for another insightful blog.