This and that

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? 

The Weather

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. 

11 thoughts on “This and that

  1. Anonymous July 9, 2021 / 5:35 pm

    That's so kind of you to help Margie. We need more people like you in the world.I'm with you and the fireworks: once you've seen one, you've seen them all. Kinda like parades. Really, enough already, right?!Y'all stay safe.Blessings. xx


  2. Anonymous July 9, 2021 / 7:03 pm

    We have had two weeks of triple digits here. SO happy you are watching out for you friend. We have had many deaths due to heat.


  3. Anonymous July 10, 2021 / 3:07 am

    Fire crackers are dangerous, I don't like them myself, but guns fired in the air? Bullets will come down somewhere.


  4. Anonymous July 10, 2021 / 4:19 am

    Common sense? Uh, no I don't think anyone has too much of that anymore. I know I keep saying it, but I hate fireworks and think they should just be done by the city once a year on the 4th and that's it. Not gonna happen, I know, but I can dream can't I? Again, common sense would go a long way here but we know how that goes. Glad you all are still looking out for Margie. Yeah, finding an ac unit is probably not gonna be easy. With the heat we're all experiencing people are grabbing them up. So nice of Char though to give Margie her desktop. So sweet. You all are hot! Take care in all that heat.


  5. Anonymous July 10, 2021 / 11:41 pm

    I haven't seen fireworkss in years except on telly which isn't the same. Cold and wet here today


  6. Anonymous July 11, 2021 / 4:11 pm

    Fireworks are legal all over Michigan. Just in my community three condos were destroyed in a fire on the 4th. One community over, a NHL hockey player was killed when the firework went into his body. And in the town where I grew up, a man was found dead in his basement after fireworks stored there exploded. Yup. Great idea to let every idiot buy them.


  7. Anonymous July 11, 2021 / 9:18 pm

    Yeah I'm not that into parades either.


  8. Anonymous July 11, 2021 / 9:19 pm

    The heat is especially hard on the elderly.


  9. Anonymous July 11, 2021 / 9:20 pm

    Yep, fans and AC units are hard to come by here


  10. Anonymous July 11, 2021 / 9:20 pm

    Sounds nice. I am looking forward to cooler temps and eventually some rain.


  11. Anonymous July 11, 2021 / 9:21 pm

    Wow your community was hit hard by fireworks. I don't get it. What is the thrill?


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