Thursday, January 3, 2008

My cold/flu is about over, thank the Lord....just a little cough left but its leaving....flu is no fun.......
I did somewhat well on the auctions, sold 3 things...waiting on payment for two of them...and mailed out a package today...I also sold something from the store and mailed that out too....always like to get things out right away, asap.....

we worked this morning, cleaning out the gutters on the front of the house....they were full of leaves, ash and sand.....the ash and sand came from the fires that were here earlier....we were in no danger but the air was full of ash and it looked like snow coming down, plus we had several sand storms....there are 4 rain storms approaching and we wanted to make sure the gutters did their job...plus the downspout was clogged with dust too and Alan cleaned that out, washed it out with the hose..
I know its really nice living in Southern California and our weather is better than many parts of the country, especially in the winter but we do have our share of weather to deal with....here in this inland valley, we do have dust storms...the desert gets them too...they can be nasty....then when it rains the dust turns into a thick sticky clay.
I remember my mom telling me that the dust storms in China Lake were really bad...the dust/sand so fine, it came through the windows and built up on the window sills...she was constantly cleaning....when Dad got stationed in San Diego, she thought she was in heaven...that's when I was about 3 years old.
it is pretty here and rather rural...the above photo is of the mountains that surround our valley...
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