Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Musings - July 2, 2012

1. The number of people still without electricity throughout the region is astounding in the wake of the Friday night storms. We were very lucky to have lost electricity for only a short while.

2. I noted that branches torn from living trees are very heavy when compared to the branches from dead trees or dead branches which often fall during storms.

3. I forgot to include an image of the pool on the morning after the storm--so here it is. Overall, not too bad--only a couple hours work to get fully back into shape.

4. I am happy to report that the news is good from Colorado Springs--the fire spared the house of my brother-in-law. But I mourn with those who lost everything.

5. Vacation in looming. An escape from the routine for a few days. It will be shorter this year than most--but no less enjoyable.

6. I am excited about the upcoming holiday--family, food, and fireworks--what could be better?

7. Now why does this not make sense? I just read that 2,800 elementary students will need to be redistricted for the 2013 school year to accommodate the new 600 seat school opening in my neighborhood where the 10 acre forest once stood. Maybe they built the school in the wrong place?

8. Four weeks ago today I had my elbow surgery. It is mostly healed--but the doctor still wants me to refrain from heavy use--like racquetball for about two more weeks. There are areas still tender to the touch so I know this is probably a good thing.

9. Since she has been in the news lately, it was on July 2, 1937, that Amelia Earhart disappeared in the Central Pacific.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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