What a long time it's been and with so little to say lately....
I am blessed that my life is good. It isn't mind-blowingly great lately, but all in all it's pretty darned good. Today it sleeted/hailed in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. I had been downtown for breakfast, taken an hour or two drive around the area south and a little east of downtown, made it back to the place I got a new car alarm, had them make an adjustment and traversed back through downtown on my way home. The entire trip of 3 hours-ish was filled with cool crisp air and loads of sunshine. Plenty of clouds, some looking like they were rain-ladened but all in all, a beautiful day. As I crossed the pass from Hollywood back to the SFV, I noticed the streets were wet. It had rained and rained quite a lot in the Valley. I stopped by a store that is relocating and having a SALE (say it ain't so) and stopped in. While there I looked out the expansive front windows and saw it start to sleet and then to hail. In a matter of minutes the sidewalks and grassy areas (those 10 inch by 13 inch patches we have here called a yard) were beginning to glisten in icy white. Such an unusual thing. The sleet/hail mixture continued for about 10 or 15 minutes and as I bundled up my purchase and headed home it was turning more to rain. But for a brief moment, it wasn't LA but some other foreign city. And then I thought of Magnolia and looked up to see if Frogs were next. Fortunately, that was left to the movies. :)
More soon. I promise myself!