Tuesday, October 14, 2008

cloudy day...

a little cool and dreary today it began with rain somewhere in the night it continued til about noon today making for an almost cold mornin. fall is definitely here now and mid-October is usually the time for real fall weather. but i welcome it. tomorrow the sun will come out again, not like today where it only peeked in for a few minutes. once i had my breakfast i was ready for a nap, and nap i did right before workin at Jen's office. once i got some more caffeine in me, i was fine. i'm all ready to study my homework for class. i hope to finish it tonite...and hopefully before my Red Sox play tonite. i caught part of the game where we got our asses kicked. we need to pull ourselves out of it tonite or we will be in on the cusp of ending our season. they're up against the Rays who have been outstanding this year. so we'll see what happens...


so anyways, i wanted to make a brief note on the fatal balloon accident that occured here a few days ago. i hadn't heard any details on it until last nite while chatting online with a friend. apparently the balloon got caught in some wires and the gandula (the basket) through the pilot and his passenger out. the balloon burned. the men were thrown into an arroyo which could have been cemented. anyways, the pilot was killed on impact and the other guy was unconscious. i have yet to hear further details on his recovery. there have only been a handful of fatal balloon accidents in the 20yrs i've lived here, but they do happen. as i understand it, the pilot doesn't have complete control over the balloon. a lot of their direction is determined by the wind and how much gas they have in their tanks (it lasts only so long). in my younger days i always wanted to ride in one of the balloons. as i've gotten older and know a little more, i'm not sure i'll do it. incidents as these are discouraging. so anyways, just wanted to update you on this...

think i'm off for a beer now. i just need to chill for awhile. all the excitement and energy surrounding our ministeral candidates is wearing me out. the next two days i'm off from work all together. i'm going to take advantage of the time. Marsha and I (and maybe her daughter and Madison) will be walking a corn maze tomorrow weather permitting. it's been postponed twice due to rain. i pray for a sunshining day manana!!!

1 comment:

Julia said...

I hope for better weather this week. Love the shots.