Monday, March 18, 2013

18 March 2013 Batten down the hatches

Cassi Creek:  Up before dawn.  A moderately red sky when the sun made its appearance.   Wind noise indicates an approaching cold front. 
          Into Johnson City for a blood draw at VA. Surprisingly little wait time in the phlebotomy station.  Took advantage of the time to check on any possible action on my Agent Orange/Parkinson’s claim.  Nothing new on that front. 
          A quick stop at Earth Fare then on to Jonesborough for gasoline and to Limestone for Pathfinder repairs.  Unfortunate oversight at Earth Fare required a trip to Wal-Mart.  Finally, home in time to retrieve the mail. 
          The wind is steady at 15-20.  A lot of force coming down off the ridges and across the highways.  It was predicted that we’d have rain this morning.  So far, it has held off.  The air temperatures may be cool enough to lessen the strength of the also forecast thunderstorms. I hope so.  There’s a lot of low-level shear that I’d rather not have in the mix today and tonight.  

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