Updates On The King Fire

For anyone who might be interested in the King Fire that is burning in the foothills west of Lake Tahoe, I am posting occasional updates on my Lake Tahoe Blog. Click on the URL below:

http://laketahoeblog.wordpress.com/

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Abandoning Yore

Try as I might I have not been successful in writing anything I have been happy with about the World of Yore. It simply isn’t working. I’m not blocked, I just haven’t come up with what I wanted.

So, I have decided to abandon the concept and work on something else.

It’ll probably take two different projects to replace what I had envisioned for Yore.

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The Coming Of Autumn

The season of Autumn begins soon. September 22, to be specific. I always look forward to it.

The Aspen trees in the mountains are always a delight to see with their fall colors in full display.

Hopefully we’ll have a chance to drive to some of our favorite spots this year and maybe get some good photos.

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Yosemite Problems

Update: They hope to be able to have access to Half Dome open again beginning Thursday.

If any readers are planning to go to Yosemite in the next few days you might want to consider changing your destination.

Yosemite has a large fire not very far from Half Dome and they basically have not been able to establish any control over it. A big area of back country, including a lengthy section of the John Muir Trail, is closed to hikers. And if you are planning on climbing the cables to the top of Half Dome, you’re out of luck. Half Dome is located in the closed section.

All roads in Yosemite are currently open but word is that the early morning smoke in Yosemite Valley is very bad.

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Rain!!!

This morning, after the sun had been up for awhile, it got kinda dark outside. After a few minutes I looked out the window and everything was wet. Since then we have had several more showers.

I suppose it’s from Hurricane Norbert in the Pacific. I’m surprised the moisture got this far north.

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Not As Planned

I had intended to begin early and spend most of today writing new posts for the upcoming new blogs. However, as I settled down in front of the computer, the lights went off and the backup power kicked in to give me time to shut down the Mac.

The electricity stayed off for well over an hour.

Maybe later today I’ll try to get busy writing again…but probably not.

I don’t know what’s been the problem with the power lately. We’ve had several outages that no one seems willing to explain.

Actually, maybe I do know what the problem is. At least a big part of it. For years we had a very good and reliable power company. Recently a large conglomerate, controlled by a big shot rich guy, acquired it. Soon after, the problems started…while the rates increased.

Nothing new and startling about it.

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World Of Yore

I’ve pretty much decided that the new blog will be about the World of Yore. Inhabited by a bunch of weird and zany characters, it will aim at making you laugh, or at least smile more. That’s something we all need.

If you happen to remember some of the stuff I wrote in a previous blog about the goings-on in a place called The Strange Woods then you’ll have some idea as to what to expect.

I’ll put a post here when I have things up and running.

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