06 February 2014

It Was a Year Ago, Yesterday

that I had my little mishap.



But if it weren't for that rollover, and the subsequent medical check-up, I'd never have known about the blocked coronary artery until an actual heart attack. Mysterious ways, and all that ...

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In other news:

Air quality advisories remain in effect Thursday for Anchorage, Eagle River and the Matanuska Valley as cold, dry weather persists and gusty winds kick up dust.

The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning for the Matanuska Valley for 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Winds, with gusts up to 70 and 80 mph, will only dry out the area more, said Michael Kutz, meteorologist with the weather service.

The weather service also issued a "red flag" warning for "critical fire weather conditions" in the Matanuska Valley and on the western Kenai Peninsula from 6 p.m. Thursday to midnight Friday.
"The winds are going to be the problem, just whistling through everywhere," Kutz said.

Increasing winds may drive air quality to "unhealthy to hazardous" levels, said an air quality advisory from the Matanuska-Sustina Borough.

In Anchorage, the Municipal Department of Health and Human Services kept Wednesday's air quality advisory in place.

The Air Quality Program recorded an air quality index value of 120 Thursday. Air quality index values between 101 and 150 are considered unhealthy for sensitive groups, said the Municipal Department of Health and Human Services. People with heart and lung ailments should avoid dusty roadways.

Fire warnings, here, in February. This weird winter continues to amaze us.

17 comments:

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Northern Colorado, -8 at the moment. More snow forecasted for later this week.
A thirty day deep freeze in the high country will knock back the pine beetles again.
Winter snow means summer water for our semi-arid region and help for the aquifers.

I know it is cold when the snow makes a popping sound as you walk on it.

Rev. Paul said...

Yep. I love it when it's that cold. I'd tell you to enjoy, but don't know if you do enjoy it.

PioneerPreppy said...

Things work out for reasons as you know so well now. Obviously had someone looking out for you.

Sorry we got your weather down here. going to -4 again tonight and doesn't look like we are going to get out of the 20's for about another week. If then.

I Love the cold and the snow I just prefer it in more moderate amounts and spaced with some warmer days occasionally :)

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Part of living in Colorado. What I don't like is heat. Enjoy the weather in Seattle.

Cathy said...

Glad you're here . . . healthy and sound and able to reflect on that anniversary.

And yes . . this winter has us all taking notice. Weird.

Rev. Paul said...

Seattle? Now I'm confused. Oh well, that's nothing new.

Rev. Paul said...

Yes, Preppy, that's true. As far as the weather is concerned, it's normal temps here too, and will be in single digits tomorrow night. Sorry yours is colder than normal, though.

Rev. Paul said...

I agree, Cathy - it could have been much, much worse.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I lived in Seattle for eighteen years. Had my family there when working in Alaska. Family issues brought me back to Colorado (elderly mother).

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

It's hard to believe a year has come and gone already since the accident.
I believe the good Lord was watching out for you that day, he wanted to make sure this blocked artery was found.

Rev. Paul said...

I believe that's correct, Sandy. He isn't finished with me yet. :)

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Looking at those pictures, reminded of just how much safer vehicles are today. We complain about how much they costs, but what price do you put on your body?

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, sir. That model Expedition had a 5-star rating on "rollover protection" - worth its weight in gold, as it turned out. Because that saved my life, right there.

Keads said...

A year already? Wow. Glad you are still with us.

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, my friend. As a Christian, I have mixed emotions about it: it's good to be here with my family, watching my grown daughters, etc ... but death here means eternity with Jesus.

But, all things considered, I'm not ready to leave here yet. :)

Old NFO said...

It wasn't your time... Period...

Rev. Paul said...

Concur!