Yesterday I delivered Margie\’s Brown bag – I asked her about the AC. She is afraid of the electric bill – She has her windows covered with cardboard – and she has good airflow so it was pleasant in her home but it\’s the afternoons. Plus her little area of Happy Valley is under strict water rationing. I\’m trying to convince her to get a little window unit for the night. I\’d go out and buy her one but my son said, when he and Sara went out to look, they had none in stock and it would take several weeks for delivery.
The husband needs to go over and fix her satellite – and she has an opening at the side of her home that needs to be fixed before critters start finding their way inside her home. She said her computer went out so I asked Char if Margie could have hers – it\’s a desktop her Grandpa (Pops) gave her a few years ago, and she never uses it. Of course, she said that she would love to give it to Margie.
All fireworks are illegal here in Shasta County. However in the next county south of us, Tehama they are legal. You can purchase them on tribal land, as well. (we call them Rancherias here) and then take them to your home to shoot off. I don\’t believe our local Tribes promote this, as they live here too and are affected by fires as we all are. They also can shoot off a professional firework display at their casinos. That\’s legal.
The problem I believe is those that travel 30 miles to Tehama county to make their illegal firework purchase.
When I was a kid, the store-bought fireworks were legal but to get the big ones, cherry bombs, m-80\’s, etc – my dad would go to Chinatown in San Francisco to get them. My mom hated it and once my cousins from Tennessee came to stay with us and my male cousin had one blow-up in his hand. I was 9 and he was 10. He was fine after the initial pain, both from the firecracker and his mom\’s rath. He later grew up to be a dentist so it didn\’t have any lasting effect.
Then we have the communities that like to shoot guns off in the air – not so much here but in Redwood City where I lived for 6 years – that was always a concern.
It\’s just crazy now how people cannot be trusted anymore to just do the right thing. Common sense? What is that?
BTW, We\’re heading into another hot spell. Today 113, Saturday 115, and Sunday 117. And then we\’ll cool down a few degrees but we\’ll still be in the triple digits.