September 5th, 2019


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Woke thinking about Charleston, the people who built the beautiful city and wealth inequity, the Gullah people. Read another horror about Amazon's use of contractors in deliveries.

Yesterday Christine went to the grocery store early to avoid any local urgent compliance with the Raleigh office of the national weather service's comment "Please have preparations completed no later than nightfall on Wednesday." At lunch we went to pick up my sister's two dogs, and they spent the afternoon with us. That basically went well, with some territorial growling from Carrie once or twice. All in all, everyone was good. Needed to keep the kitchen half door closed against the taller dogs' interest in the cat food, and Luigi spent the afternoon under the bed.

After work i drained more water from the rain tank: it drains very slowly. I would have thought the pressure of a couple hundred gallons of water would result in more pressure. I rigged additional hoses to the down spout diverters and routed them away from the hose. I don't think we are going to have enough rain to make this a worry but think of this as more of a rehearsal.

I looked at the brassica and wild grass seeds i collected. I had the bags hanging, hoping this would keep grain eating critters away, but there was a hole chewed in one bag. Nonetheless, a nice collection of the tiny native grass seed. I scattered some where i had cleared away the stiltgrass this past weekend. I mixed some of the brassica seed with rye, Austrian winter peas, and crimson clover and also scattered that in the cleared area. And i reseeded bare areas with both the lawn fescue mix in the sunny areas and creeping red fescue in the shade.

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Gray and damp here. Misting, no significant rain. Solar-chargeable toys arrived and so they sit in the best window we have, squeezing current (maybe?) from the very filtered sun. shows a North Carolina beach. shows an North Carolina estuary.

The 11:30 am Raleigh advisory removed our part of the county from the wind impact region; rain totals are still the same (innocuous).

At 6:18 pm, we had 0.37" of rain. All the pines are dry on the south side and wet on the north, consistent with the storm catching us on the west side of it's counter clockwise flow. I imagine folks before the massive weather forecast engines would recognize something like that as a different rain than the usual summer thunderstorms that blow in from the west.

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"My" HR person invited me to be her friend on the corporate wellness site. I replied with corporate email with all my crankiness about the program (and that i valued the live coaches). Then some random person -- i may have seen his name on a cc list or an org chart -- invited me to be a friend. I canceled my account after that.

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