Adrienne Fermoyle, North of Seattle
I will make this post as respectful as I can. I don’t want to be negative, but collectively our world is in trouble.
During my 5-week RV trip to visit family (since I won’t fly during these crazy travel times), I can attest to the fact that the weather & water crisis is already upon us.
We drove from my house, north of Seattle, down the Oregon coast and in Southern California down to Temecula. Rivers, lakes and reservoirs are already dangerously low.
It seems to me, that a lot of people who live in the PNW, especially in Western Washington, have NO idea how lucky we are!
I realize that this Spring was one of the wettest in many years and we were lucky to have that happen! But here’s the thing — you can still water your lawns and gardens when so many folks do not have that option.
Here in the Seattle area, we have enjoyed sunny but “cooler” summer days for the past few days. The Seattle Times reported this morning that we are going to have hotter weather over the next week & I swear I could hear the cheers implied in those words.
I do understand it is Summer & people want their tomatoes to grow & shake off the Winter pallor. However, if thoughts have power, as I believe they do, I think we need to be careful what we wish for & appreciate the weather and access to water that we have!
Just look at the scorching temperatures happening across the country. Not to mention the fires! I am particularly sensitive to that since my niece lost her home in the Santa Rosa fire several years ago.
In the meantime, Great Britain has broken records with high temperatures.
It seems to me that we have reached a climate crisis, but until it starts affecting people directly, our behaviors will be slow to change.
Anonymous, Washington State
I’m BBB. Bored Beyond Belief. I am devastatingly lonely. I am sick of being with me. I try to talk myself into going to places or events alone but that doesn’t sound like much fun. Sitting at home eating has led to more weight gain and an aching body. With Covid, I’m too fearful to go to the gym.
I’m trying to think of something nice to say. I did make friends with some new neighbors who I really like. I had them over for a BBQ. My cat is healthy. Going off one of my blood pressure meds had the trifecta of getting rid of edema, decreasing pain and eliminating heartburn. It’s sunny.