May 17th, 2010

enough time


It was an exciting weekend, with a theme of 'fire.'

Saturday was windy. Very unusually windy for us, with little leaf-devils on the driveway, and the tops of the birch trees whipping around like crazy. Lots of branches came down, though no major ones. We heard the first siren go by early in the afternoon. Then another one. Then another. And another. Then a helicopter went by overhead.

We live a ways out of town - although it's not completely out of the ordinary to hear a helicopter or a siren or two, our fire department is pretty small, and we're not in the path to anywhere in particular, so such traffic is thin.

More sirens - far more than our local fire department could field - and another helicopter. I went outside and stood on the porch. The sky was getting dark, the wind made it look like an armageddon movie, and I could smell smoke. More sirens going past. A small plane circled overhead, and Jake came out and said: "That's a spotter plane for a retardant bomber!" (He worked in forestry as a fire fighter for several years.) The smoke thickened.

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Today I'll have some drafting to do, and some follow-up with a potential web-sorta client, plus plenty of coding on my List of Doom.
ellen with wrench

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I wrote you a haiku!

Such a little cat
So soft, dainty and reserved
To snore so loudly

Don't forget to sign up for the EMG Sketch Fest: - and if you feel moved, please consider donating towards the webpage that will streamline this fun event! We're just about halfway to having an uploading form so that people can share their images using auto-generated thumbnails.

I've been crossing things off of my list of doom today, and lining up some more paid work for the week, horrah! Now, dishes and a shower.