Sunday, March 03, 2019

Spring, well, maybe

We are just hanging around enjoying not moving too much.  It is spring time in Pahrump so we get all kinds of weather with the exception of really hot or really cold.  Highs will be 70F (21C)  one day and 51F (10C) the next and down around freezing most nights.  We actually do get rain; got a third of an inch the other day (say 1 cm).  It varies a great deal from place to place so we'll get rain and someone a couple streets away doesn't.  We do all get a fair amount of wind mostly from the northwest but not always.

We like to walk in the afternoon if it is fairly nice.  We have two walks; one that is about 1.5 miles(2.4km) and the other about 2.5 miles (4 km).  Usually we go for the longer one but if it's cool or windy we might settle for the shorter.  We keep track of all the neighbor's animals - mostly horses these days but there have been others.  We also roust dogs at a couple places.  Why are the little dogs the noisiest?  At least around here there is usually a person there who will come yell at their dog.  Yeah, I still want one but it isn't quite time for that.

Our big excitement in town was in April of last year when the CEO of our local electric coop quit abruptly and disappeared.  There were rumors but nothing exceptional.  A woman who had been chief of day to day operations took over and in a month or so was named CEO.  So last week the coop announced that they were going to have to raise rates; they have been the same for 5 or 6 years I think.  Now the rumors said that the old CEO had 'borrowed' money from the coop to pay off some female employees who he's been a little too friendly towards.  Then a couple days later the sheriff and a handful of deputies went to the coop headquarters with a warrant to examine the company's books.  The next day our new CEO was arrested for embezzelment!  She is accused of having work done at her home by the company and not paying for it.  All the fun that's fit to print!

Other than that, it's pretty quiet around here.  Today was one of the nice days so life is good.  Tomorrow, well, we'll just have to see.  Thanks for stopping by!

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