Today was severe clear from beginning to end.

Tomorrow, there’s a 60% chance of rain going up to 90% tomorrow night. We can hope it doesn’t change unless it’s for the better.

I was up a little after 8. I called the hospital and my friend was still there.

My exercising included the full gamut plus a pitiful 47 second pushup.

100% Raw Food

21 ozzies OJ
Just under a quart banana/blueberry/spinach smoothie
A young coconut (all the meat was spoonable)
Kim chee
Marinated mushrooms
Lots of scuppernongs
Persimmon pudding
Medium salad of romaine, red leaf, cucumber, onion, Roma tomatoes, topped with the rest of Matt’s Dip (I’d made a small recipe)

After I got a few things done, I called my friend and visited for a little while, then called and talked to the pastor’s wife, too.

My daughter called and we had a little less than an hour conversation. I told her about an incident I’ve failed to put on here. There’s a company that brings a book fair to the nursing home several times a year. On every visit, I ask for an uncook book. This time, the man beat me to it and proudly took me over to the section where the cook books were. He showed me a book he’d gotten especially for me. It was The Raw and the Cooked: Adventures of a Roving Gourmand by Jim Harrison. I was grateful he had thought of me but there isn’t a recipe in the whole book. It’s mostly (from what I read online at Amazon) about lots of different meat-based meals the author has eaten, gout and other ailments notwithstanding. I told him it was a step in the right direction but it wasn’t what I was looking for.

Then the conversation turned to the drought. The town I work in has been buying water from the next town 20 miles down the road. There have been second thoughts about selling such a resource and the city fathers are being told they need to look elsewhere. School was dismissed for at least one day last week because of the shortage and a group of high-schoolers decided they would take advantage of the situation and exacerbate the problem. They broke into the high school and turned on all the faucets and showers to try to get out of school again/still. The result was a loss of more than 150,000 gallons of water. My daughter said they should be expelled from school and I tend to agree.

She proceeded to tell me how Spain handles their water. She had spent a school year in Spain—her sophomore year in college—in the town of Sagunto. The residents pre-pay for the water they need and if they run out before the end of the month, they do without. She said she and the other girls in the dorm would take jugs to the cafeteria and fill them so they would have water for brushing teeth and other needs if the college had miscalculated. There were times she had to do without a shower for a couple of days and I guess she took a “bowl bath”. If we had that here, I’m sure there would be a great deal more conservation. Sounds like a good idea, eh?

It was a lovely day for hanging clothes on the line. That was my time in the sun. I can’t seem to get in gear and get out when I have a chance.

I’ve gotten a few things done today but I’ve been lazy, too. I need to wind this up and get to bed. It isn’t 9 o’clock yet but it will be past that before I fly up for the night.

Good night!

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