Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Well, I've done it again. I had this post all done and was reading over it to correct any mistakes, when I made a mistake. I hit the wrong button and wiped out my previous post. I think I need a keyboard with keys the size of qauarters and a half inch space between them. Of course using the computer would be like playing the piano, the keyboard would stretch across the whole desk, but I bet I would make fewer mistakes and besides, I would kind of like to learn how to play the piano. This isn't what I really wanted to write about. I wanted to mention the fog we've been experiencing for about a week. The weather this February has been uncommonly warm, for which I am exceedingly grateful, as are the deer and other critters of the woods I'm sure. The down side, if you want to call it that, is that the fog sets in overnight and sometimes stays most of the day. It's fine if you don't have to leave the community for any reason or if you are in no rush to receive your monthly bills. Obviously the fog plays havoc on air travel so you have to hope there are no medical emergencies requiring a trip to Juneau. This past Sunday there was a slight Easterly breeze which seemed to keep the fog bank confined to the far side of the bay. The sun was bright and inviting on this side, so after church, I decided to give the beach another raking with the metal detector. Jen and Kaylahni and Ben's girlfriend, Candy came along and we joined a handful of other families enjoying the sunny weather. Not long after we arrived and started searching, the detector started beeping and squawking and we were digging like mad,retrieving lead weights and bits of rusty steel and even a small brass ring. We were so engrossed in what we were doing that we didn't notice the subtle darkness or the chill that enveloped us right away. When we looked up we noticed that fog had engulfed the whole area and a calm had settled on the bay. It was beautiful in it's own way and it totally changes the landscape. Usually I'm not much of a fan of it, especially in the summer when I'm trying to find my way through it. It can be confusing and if you're not careful you can get turned around in it really easily. Last year I darn near got ran over by a cruise ship down by the cannery because of the fog. It does make for some nice pictures though and as long as we can get a few planes in during the week, I guess I'll just have to live with it and accept the fact that it's part of the start of a new season.