See that blazing fire? That has been pretty common here at the cabin for the last week, especially in the evenings. It has been cold...with sleet, hail and lots of rain. This morning we awoke to lots of fog over the lake and 33 degrees. Yes, it is mid-August. Now, the sun is out and it should be a beautiful week with temps reaching the upper 70's.
The one advantage of cloudy weather with rain is that our one TV channel, NBC, comes in excellent. Now that the sun is out, nothing again comes in. Talked last week to a guy at Radio Shack and he said that the TV's need to be within 23 miles of a transmitter and where we are, we are 27 miles out. Therein lies the problem. Many, many people are affected by this switch to digital TV. Those in power probably didn't give much thought to the little guy, did they?
Back a couple of weeks when I went ballistic about an antique dealer selling my family pictures at an outrageous price...well, I have gotten over it. Had a talk with my brother and he convinced me that we both have memories and they are more important than holding a picture in our hands. Bless his heart, he even offered to pay half of what it would cost to buy them. This man/woman is not getting a cent from me. Yes, I have my memories and that just suits me fine.