Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Smoke and Ashes

It was eerily quiet here this afternoon. Not a single car went down my street after I arrived home from a morning children's concert. There was no breeze where 90% of the time we have ocean breezes in the afternoon. It was hot—95 degrees—and the air was full of smoke and ash.

I thought the mail lady was not going to come. I would not have blamed her for staying home, but she finally arrived around 4:30 pm. You know the expression, "Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor dark of night... " I wonder if anyone ever mentioned smoke and ashes to her. There was one bill and lots of junk mail in my delivery, so she could have stayed home as far as I am concerned.

My student cancelled. I don't blame her mother either for not wanting to bring her children out in this stuff. Usually, she waits in the car with her younger child while her daughter has her lesson. That was not an option today.

Let's hope the wind changes soon.

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