We picked up an inch of rain yesterday, along with some fresh snow on the mountaintops. Yes, it was a bit cool. 43 yesterday morning, and 42 today.
It's not unusual to have to run the heat for a cycle or two on a cool summer's morning. But after all the dire predictions of how hot and dry this summer was to be, we didn't expect it. We're okay with the forecast being wrong.
Which is a nice, healthy frame of mind for those who live here. Anything more than four hours in advance is a guess, anyhow.
For my part, I'm just now starting to feel reasonably healthy again. I've had some sort of croup, bronchitis, or whatever for the last two and a half weeks. That will explain, at least in part, why I've not posted as much ... or as often ... as before.
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This morning's activities have focused around trying to re-establish normal temps in the building I manage. Something went wonky (a technical term) and it's too warm in most places. And some places are way too warm.
How warm, you ask? How about 82° in the locker rooms where it's supposed to be 68?
Makes it a bit difficult for the surgical teams as they enter the sterile core, where the operating rooms are maintained at 66.
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There was also a presentation by an FBI agent on how to respond to active shooter situations. That was a pretty informative 90 minutes.
The people who survive such scenarios are those who have a plan. Whether it's to run, hide in a secure, barricaded location, or fight back, they have a plan, and a mindset determined to survive. Act on your plan, and see it through.
His most cogent point? "Hope is not a plan. Gunshots sound like gunshots. If you hear them, don't debate it; don't ask a co-worker if someone dropped a stack of metal trays. If you can get out, then RUN ... away from the gunshots. You're not the cops, and you're not the Marines. GET AWAY."
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Now that may be a bit of a downer, but it's not my intent to depress. My intent is to share useful information that I have learned.