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Thursday, October 10, 2019

It’s so windy where I live that the electric company has said they may turn off power to avoid sparking wildfires.

I’ve been trying to fit in a short walk on my lunch break to make sure I make my exercise commitment, but I looked outside today and wasn’t sure I wanted to go out. Dust and leaves were flying.

I thought to myself, I’ll just walk across the parking lot and see how bad it is. Yep, it was windy! But it seemed manageable, so I thought, I’ll just walk to the corner. And once I got to that corner, it seemed natural to walk as far as the next corner – until eventually I had walked around the block. And I work in an industrial area, so it’s a big block – about 1.3 miles.

The whole way north, the wind was blowing dust and leaves in my face, so I walked with my eyes almost shut. On the way south, the wind blew my hair over my eyes so I still couldn’t really see.

But I made it, none the worse for wear (except for the tangles in my hair).

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    Stay safe !! although no electric power is more than a little bit tough to deal with... it is better than the possibility of a re-run of the "Camp fire" from almost a year ago. In my corner of the world the power is most apt to be out because of a severe winter ice storm... I invested in a whole house autoi-generator... it is a little spendy, but as long as I keep my propane tanks loaded I should not run out of heat, water, or refrigeration. Which is truly a comfort for my peace of mind. Came home one night, pushed the button for the garage door opener, and didn't realize the power was out until I heard the generator running.. Power was only out for an hour or two, but it surely was nice to be able to pull into my garage and enter my home as usual.
    sorry, I know TMI.
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    Great job. Stay safe.
    621 days ago
    The wind is blowing here today too!, way to go on the walk!
    621 days ago
  • MAIN4ME15
    Sounds adventurous - walking with your eyes shut :-) That's one of the many reasons I don't walk outside. I use the treadmill @ the gym. But I use your system - I tell myself "Just go as far as you can then when I get there I do it again :-)
    621 days ago
  • RAVEN145
    Great job,
    621 days ago
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