But it's finally here, the sun is shining, and it's supposed to be in the 70s today.
Note: I'm talking about the temperature, not my age. Murphy's Law would turn it into a remark about Old NFO's age. But here's the thing: Jim and I are only a couple years apart. Rather than admit any degree of decrepitude, I choose to observe that he is quite a youthful fellow.
So there. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. :)
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In local news, the Matanuska River is on its annual summer rampage, changing course and taking out homes, sheds, and other man-made structures. The most recent home to wash away had been there since 1952.
From the linked article:
SUTTON -- The surging Matanuska River has consumed a home and seven buildings at just one property near Sutton and threatens a half-dozen others along the Glenn Highway.
The last structure left on Robert Luch’s property dropped into the river around 2 p.m. Thursday. A loud pop was the only signal before the red shed collapsed into the surging gray water.
“That’s what they do when they go. No warning,” said Bill Schmidtkunz, a neighbor helping move items away from a bank losing at least 12 feet a day, and sometimes twice that.
Two more large storage sheds that had dropped into the river earlier Thursday sat about a quarter-mile down the river, perched against a gravel bar.