Here's what's happening in our corner of the world:
1. Isaac, or what remains of him, might be hanging out in St. Louis now but he's still dragging moisture and unstable air in off the Gulf behind him. We didn't get anywhere near the kind of rain that Louisiana and Mississippi did but the off-and-on showers are still here. Usually the one good thing about hurricanes is they suck all the bad weather up along with them and we're left with clear, beautiful, sunshine-y days...I'm still waiting for that to happen.
2. There was enough of a break in the clouds for me to see the Blue Moon as it cleared the tops of the trees on the horizon this evening. Bonnie and I appreciated it as we were wrapping up our walk but I doubt the guys gave it a second glance. There was, after all, the first high school football game to be watched.
3. I was surprised at the number of houses along the route we walked tonight that still had hurricane shutters up, most with the galvanized metal that blocks all the light. If it were my house, I'd be out there between showers taking them down from at least some rooms so I could see out. I could stand to live in a cave for only so long.
4. Superman a/k/a Wayne came to my rescue this morning and saved my computer. It went to sleep while I was watching Project Runway last night and wouldn't wake up. I think I've been there myself. After some fussing and fiddling and unplugging and rebooting it came back to life at which time I promptly ran a full scan for viruses. It found two. Were they responsible? I don't know but they're gone now.
5. I had a talk with the anti-virus software while it was removing those unwanted creatures who invaded my computer, asking if it was smart enough to find the offenders and remove them, why wasn't it smart enough to prevent them from moving in in the first place. I didn't get an answer.
Whatever you planned to do before the end of August, I hope you've marked it off your list. The unofficial end of summer is upon us and while I'm not quite sure how that happened so fast, I'm looking forward to September and the promise that it holds.