Thursday, June 17, 2010

Quiet Times

Things are pretty quiet these days here in the desert.  We are only looking at the low 90's (F) (32C) today so that's pretty comfortable; back to 100F (38C) in a week or so.  We went into Vegas the other day to make our usual Sam's Club run; didn't buy a lot but somehow filled up the back of the car.  We found a Costco in our travels and looked around it.  There isn't a lot of difference and if the Costco were more convenient to reach I might think about switching but as it is, Sam's is very conveniently located and the Costco is a kind of pain to reach.  We had lunch at Hooter's; it's a chain best known for the skimpy outfits the waitress' are required to wear.  Our waitress happened to be really slow as was the kitchen in preparing our lunch: chicken wings.  Not a success; we won't be back again.

We've been walking a couple miles out in the desert every morning, at 06:00 the sun feels warm but the temperature is still in the 70's (21C) so it's very comfortable.  We take the dog & she can run off the lead for a while.  It does us all good to see her enjoy a bit of freedom.  This morning there wasn't much traffic (we are walking towards a highway that is a mile or so away) and it was SOOOOO quiet.  We saw a bunny and a couple of jack rabbits but they were more alert than the dog so escaped her notice.  She likes to chase them but has absolutely no chance of every catching one unless IT was abysmally unlucky. 

I read differing opinions about our economy: it's recovering; it's recovering slowly; it's going to collapse; it's I-don't-know-what.  Happily I know the future.  Things will get better; things will get worse; things will recover; they will fail.  I just don't know where we are in the cycle.  LOL  Good luck!


"Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason."  Theodore Dreiser

1 comment:

Dan said...

Re: the economy: It may get better, it may not. And the real truth is that what happens has more to do with people's mindsets and the fake news on tv than with any real hard reality.

(and walking without a lot of interference from man made noise is really nice.)