Wildfires are burning out of control at Possum Kingdom Lake - covering about 7,000 acres. Evacuations are completed and worried homeowners are watching planes dropping water, as the terrain is too rough and too dangerous to get to in any other way.
It's 105-106 degrees outside and the air conditioner went out on my car. I'd be driving down the road with the thing running full blast. Then I realized if I turned the AC off and opened the windows, it was _so_ much cooler.
What else. Oh yeah. The rest of the country is learning the true nature of Governor Good Hair (Molly Ivins' non-complimentary name for Rick Perry) as he throws his hat in the presidential ring. So many people in Texas did vote him into office, not minding his lack of leadership. Now that the rest of the United States is looking at him so critically, I have hope he will get caught and hung to dry. In the meantime, it's one more cringe moment as a native Texan.
You may know I live waaaaaaaaaay out in the country. This past week has been one long fight to achieve high speed internet service in my dad's old studio building. So many choices I do not have. Being clever about technology can go either way some days.
And then, I see wild turkeys running in the field beside our lane. I visit friends and enjoy meeting their longhorn cattle. I get some good news about my family line. My old partnership is dissolved, but finished with hugs and sincere wishes for success. Friends and customers encourage me with their support and loyalty. My car air conditioning is repaired. The weatherman predicts weekend highs which only get up to 97 degrees. No injuries are reported so far in the wildfires. Life is good, really. Even in Texas.
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