July 9th, 2002

WebCam Greg

Fire Update

I can't believe how close the fire actually is. As soon as I started checking the online newspapers, I realized that the fire is a little over a mile away from my apartment. I never did smell any smoke. The wind must have been blowing it in the other direction. It was the fire that knocked out the power. It was reported that 15 to 20 mph winds pushed the fire into power lines.

Hopefully the firefighters can get it under control and put it out tonight with the cooler temperature this evening.
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Sleep

Well, I'm going to try to go to sleep. I'm not really tired, but I should try to get some rest.
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The Heat

It's 103 degrees right now in the shade. I hate hot weather. The forecast says the highs will be in the mid 90s for the rest of the week. ugggh!

I want to go get a Uninterruptible Power Supply for my computer today, just in case the power goes out again, but I really hate to go outside. The air-conditioning is so nice in the apartment.

Before I can run the A/C in my truck, I need to install an additional fan to cool down the A/C radiator. The previous owner put a lift kit on the truck and decided to just trim the fan blades so they wouldn't hit anything. Why they didn't just put an electric fan on the truck then, I will never know. The truck overheats as soon as the A/C is turned on because the current trimmed fan can't do the job of cooling both the main radiator and the A/C radiator as well. So now I have to deal with the heat while in my truck because I can't turn on the A/C until I can install the electric fan.

I haven't heard any more news about the fire. I guess no news is good news. I'm sure this heat is not helping at all.
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Manic

I am in a very good mood. I'm finishing up little projects that I have put on hold, paid the bills, and I'm even thinking about cleaning the bathroom next.

Yes, all the warning signs are there and the internal alarms have gone off. I'm Manic! Oh well, at least I'm not out of control. I just hope that when I come down of this high that I don't crash.

It always amazes me that when I'm like this I can't even imagine ever being depressed. I know that I have been depressed many times and that more likely than not, I will be again, but I love this particular state, not a care in the world, able to achieve anything, and not being so manic that I'm out of control. Wow what a rush!

If only I could bottle up some of this energy and use it when I'm on the other end of the mood swing.

I am watching myself very closely so I don't do something stupid. I have already decided not the buy the UPS today. If I get into the store with my credit card in my hot little hand, I know I'll go crazy and buy crap that I don't need. And since registration is on Friday, I need the money to register.

The only bad thing about being like this is that my judgment is soooo impaired. I need one of those time lock safes so I can put my credit cards in it. Because already I hear the little thoughts saying, "It's not that expensive. You'll have enough." Yeah, Right! Oh well, while the mental battle for control of the credit cards goes on, I will try to ignore it and continue with this entry.

Wow, it's already pretty long. I wish a knew how to use that link/read more feature I've seen on other posts.

My mind is going a mile a minute right now. I can't sit still any longer. I need to get up and do something. The Bathroom!
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Orange Sky

Well, the sky is turning orange and I hear fire-engines. I can also see and hear water-dropping helicopters. I used to build water-dropping tanks, but that is another story. I'm going to check it out. They sound close.
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