Friday, May 26, 2006

It's not as hot in the dark

The temperature got up to 106 today, hot enough for everyone to run their air conditioners again, and cause the inevitable string of power failures throughout the afternoon. I finally gave up and took some of the afternoon off (although the power was out at the movies too) and came back in to work later in the evening when it had cooled off (and demands for power were less.) I'm hoping this doesn't become a regular occurence as the summer progresses. Other than the difficulty in getting work done, it was otherwise a good day, as the weekend approaches. Tomorrow evening is the Toby Keith concert, and I'm debating whether I want to crowd into a stadium with thousands of people, or perhaps find a spot to enjoy the music from the periphery. I guess I'll find some friends who are going and go with the flow. There are some Memorial Day services being held here and there on the base this weekend, so I'll definitely find one to go to. Services like that are always a bit more emotional when you're closer to the war, and standing next to people that you know might not be here the next day becuase they are standing up for freedom. And with that thought, I'll close with the final verse of our national anthem.
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved homes and the war's desolation! Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.” And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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