We had a 13 hour power outage yesterday that hit a good part of the Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage and up through parts of Wasilla. Kept our fan from working. Need to pick up a generator to keep freezer and refrigerator working. Stove is on gas, so not a problem just need a match and we have lanterns all through the house. I use mostly battery ones as they are not a fire danger.
But, I wasn't able to get any work done on the computer. Smoke real hard on Mona and both of us still dealing with the last of the bronchitis and smoke doesn't help. We've gone several summers without a fire near here but the Swan Lake fire keeps breaking out as it climbs up the hillsides the firefighters can't reach, so they use water drops.
On chapter three still for my new Arizona Ranger book, "Dangerous Path". At this point in the story I have an Army patrol about to be ambushed by Indians on the California-Arizona Border.
Our van is currently down with brake problems, but payday is this next week, so we can get it fixed. Chris will see if he can do the repairs once we get the parts. They hope to get their bus moved over here during the first week of September. Another couple months and we could see our first snow, not that I'm in a hurry. I got these 2-3 brown flies being a real pest to me right now, too fast to get my hands on and too small to shoot.
HEADLINES: "Jews Temporarily Banned from Ascending to Temple Mount in Jerusalem".... "Trump Delays New Tariffs on China Until December"... "California Highway Patrol Officer Killed in Riverside was Shot with AR-15".... "China is Waging a Disinformation Campaign Against Hong Kong Protesters to Stir-up Nationalist Sentiment".... "8th NYPD Suicide this Year"...."Chaos Grips Hong Kong Airport as Police Use Batons and Tear Gas on Protesters".... "More Than 100 Tires Slashed in Heavily Orthodox New Jersey Neighborhood".... "40 Jews Arrested in New York When More Than 1,000 Protesters Crammed into Amazon Store to Protest Against ICE".... "5.5 Quake Hits South Indian Ocean".... "5.5 Quake Hits Tonala, Mexico".... "Tens of Thousands of Russian Protesters Again Take to the Streets in Moscow Over Fair Elections".... "Typhoon Koppu Hits Philippines, Thousands Flee Fierce Winds and Heavy Rains".... Survey: Shocking Amount of Germans See No Difference Between Israel and Nazi Germany's Policies".... "El Paso MAGA Hat Wearer Surrounded and Attacked"
"Report: Germany Already Has Legislation that Requires Social Media Platforms to Censor Their Users, France is Working on it and Now Canada is Looking Into It. In May Canada Launched a So-Called Digital Charter , Which Contains 10 Principles, 3 of Which Deal With 'Hate Speech' and Disinformation. But Canadians Can Expect That Digital Platforms Will Not Foster or Disseminate Hate, Violence and Extremism or Criminal Content , but Government Will Decide What is 'Hate Speech' and Could Violate Their Constitution. What Voters Are Now Seeing in UK is That Their Very Freedoms Might Be Taken Away From Them."
"Russia Nuclear Explosion Now Highlights Their New Cruise Missile"... "San Francisco Will Keep George Washington Mural, But Plans to Cover it Up"... "Hong Kong Airport Reopens, Protesters Apologize for Causing Closure".... "US S&P Stocks Slide Down 3%".... "Germany Reported to be Nearing Recession".... "Growth in Chinese Factories The Lowest in 17-Years".... Inside Kashmir, Indian Security Forces Reportedly Stopping People From Moving and Speaking Freely, Also Shut Down Kashmir's Internet"... "Six Philadelphia Police Officers Wounded as Bullet Fly in Shootout as Narcotics Officers Attempted to Serve a Warrant." .... "House Minority Leader, McCarthy of California, Demands an Investigation into How California Department of Education Crafted a 'Blatantly Anti-Semitic , Anti- Israel High School Curriculum".... "Huawei of China Planned to Covertly Sell Smart Phones in the US".... "Germany Prime Minister Merkel Reneges on NATO Defense Pledge, Causing Friction with US." .... "Mexico Urges US to Designate El Paso Shooting as an Act of Terrorism".... "Finland Vows to Fight Anti Semitism and Racism" .... Peter Fonda, Son of Henry Fonda and star of 'Wild Angels' and 'Easy Rider' Movies, Dead at 79 years" ( I remember of going to see Easy Rider when I was 17 and how upset I was over the ending, when the two stars were gunned down by a pair of 'good old boys in a pick-up' . My brother was riding with three different outlaw motorcycle clubs, Satan's Disciples, Hell's Angels and the Outlaws. He never wore anyone clubs colors, rode as an independent and did their leather work for their bikes. He was killed by a good old boy who drove up behind him and shoved him into the grill of an 18-wheeler. It was the man's 10th DWI and 3rd Stolen car. He came from a lot of southern money and should have still been locked up for his previous crimes. But money talks. My Brother left a wife and two children.)
Finally caught one of those flies, now only 800 to go.
May the Good Lord answer your prayers. God Bless. BILL