Monday, Jan. 16, 2006
Ahh... home again. This morning brought its own surprise, though: a dusting of snow.
For those of you in the midwest and east who are yawning and saying, "So what?" it's the first snow I've seen in several years. I suspect overnight we had a combination of rain and snow that froze over in the wee hours, meaning our front steps were slick when I left for work this morning. Which means more than likely there will be much nastier conditions in the higher elevations nearby. We're probably looking at more of the white stuff later this week, at least according to the NWS (National Weather Service.)
Isn't it weird how the weather folks never are quite sure of their predictions? They predicted snow for this past weekend, then decided nah, it's not going to snow. Whereupon it naturally snowed. I suppose it's the one consistent fact of life: the "official" weather forecast is probably less reliable than throwing a rock in the air and saying "heads it rains, tails it snows."
MC and I were told this weekend about a sweet deal on housing - one which unfortunately looks like it isn't going to happen. I'm probably going to have to pay an additional deposit where we're living now, because of Toby. Which is fine; I just don't want to have to move right now. We are still planning to move into the house around April-ish. Matter of fact, that house, while I like it, is painted in horrendous colors, and the owners said we can trade out painting for part of our rent, plus MC is going to help with the construction on their new house, which will both give us a little extra income and also help expedite the move a little.
My afternoon guy has scored some more interviews with members of the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame. The list of confirmed interviews is growing and we hope to add some very high-profile names in the near future. Incidentally, Afternoon Guy's show IS still broadcast online, Friday afternoons from 2-5 AZ time, so y'all can listen in. I'll re-post the link to the page for anyone who wants it. It's the only part of our programming that's still online at the moment, though there are some things in the work that could result in a renegotiation of that deal.
MC is also going to be designing a web page for Afternoon Guy, so you'll be able to read in detail the artists he'll be talking to and when. The link will be posted here asap.
We came home with the whole back end of the truck packed yesterday, getting bargains that had MC just crowing. I had to laugh; I thought I liked getting good deals! But I've learned that in a lot of ways, MC's actually had it harder than I have for the past ten years or so. It's a joy to be with someone who shares my appreciation for all of the little things so many people take for granted.
We have discussed that, in fact; how as hard as things have been sometimes, it gave us both a better perspective on the here and now. We don't take anything for granted.
Darn - I had hoped to add more to this, but it's simply not possible right now. I'm buried at work this morning. Hopefully MC will have his laptop up and running this afternoon and we'll be able to both work online at the same time. And hopefully the memory problems with my home computer won't resurface. I had some ominous signs this morning.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )