Captain’s Log 5,798
Happy birthday to my cousin Valerie in New Jersey! I haven’t seen her since about 1958 or 1959. That would mkae us OLD! We reconnected on Facebook after all these years and she is a HOOT! She also looks like she belongs in our family. I do not. My mom always told me I looked like Leroy the Milkman. Maybe there was something to that.
Anyway…..happy birthday, Valerie!
She has a smile that never stops. Wahoo!
Another cause for WAHOO this morning is that it has finally started to rain. The unfortunate side of that is we are having a big exhibit reception tonight at the museum, and rain really has an impact on attendance. In another few hours, the rain that is being nice right now is going to turn into what we call a Pineapple Express. It’s also called an atmospheric river. We are going to get whacked pretty hard with non-stop rain for 48 hours. Rain like that is devastating because the soil is really hard. Flash flooding is a major concern. I wouldn’t mind it so much if I didn’t have to work. Many times, my route that takes me over the San Diego River floods. The parking lot of Qualcomm Stadium often floods.
Makes game day a real challenge. Certainly cuts down on tailgating!
How I often go to work. Maybe not today.
Just downriver from Qualcomm Stadium near one of the shopping malls
Golf course on the other side of that mall
So yes, heavy rain is not fun here. The beaches are also polluted for days because of the massive run-off. A nice easy rain every other day for a few weeks would work just fine. This stuff is incredibly challenging.
But hey, it’s not the end of the world. Penny left for Montana this morning, and that was sad. I wish she could come see me for vacation instead of business, but that’s not in the cards right now. I visited her about a year and a half ago and we went to Yellowstone. Road trips with Penny are hilarious! I want to do more!
And…..yes…… I am going to Amsterdam next week. Details to follow.