Friday 30

Friday 30- I did my stretches and lifted weights; still dang windy outside!
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 46 and 64 degrees, NW winds 18-25 with gusts up to 40 MPH or more, humidity around 15 percent, mostly clear skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 75. West northwest wind between 10 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. West northwest wind between 11 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.”
I updated the Copper Mountain Mesa Website and sent out the Newsletter. While I was at it I updated Joel’s website, too. He dropped by a little later with my mail.
Ron Dehart came by with some pepperoni pizza for lunch! I showed him my progress on the patio roof and we sat inside because of the wind and ate and jawed.
The new Puppy Linux ISO finally got done downloading and I burned it to disk and install it on the hard drive of the Asus netbook without any problems.
Still too dang windy to go for my evening walk so I stayed inside and listened to Astro 10: General Astronomy: Echoes of the Big Bang.
I read aloud from the textbooks: “Astronomy Today” about Saturn’s other moons; “The Cell: a Molecular Approach” RNA Polymerase and Transcription.
I read a few chapters of “Sheba” (1995) by Jack Higgins. The American archeologist’s name is Kane (so it looks like he’s our hero in this book). The lovely lady name is Ruth. Kane’s girlfriend is named Marie. And there’s a greedy Greek called Skiros who owns a hotel in Dahrein. These seem to be the main characters. Anyways Kane goes around asking if anyone seen Ruth’s husband but nobody has not even Skiros. He takes a walk through the dark city at night and stops off to ask Marie and her accountant remembers him and says he went with a caravan of trucks to Shabwa which is located way out in the desert. Marie says that she has business with an American out that way and will fly them out there tomorrow. Kane tell Ruth of the news and that he’ll pick her up in the morning. Kane goes back to his boat to get some sleep only to be awoken and attacked by an assassin who dives into the water to get away after Kane kicks him in the gut. Morning comes and Kane, Ruth, Marie and her servant fly out to Shabwa, where after landing Kane is again attacked by two assassins killing them both (he’s a lucky guy). While Marie is doing business, Kane and Ruth take the plane and fly out over the desert to find Ruth’s husband. The plane runs out of gas and crashes. Three thieves on camels sneak up on them and kidnap Ruth. Left out in the desert alone Kane wonders when he’ll be rescued. Not too long later Marie and her servant drives up in a big truck telling Kane that the plane had been sabotaged by an assassin (there are a lot of them in the desert) and that she immediately took the truck to look for him. They catch up to the three thieves and shoot one dead and save Ruth. On their way back to Shabwa they come across one of the pillars of Sheba and follow it to the lost city. They find the city but are captured by assassins and held in a temple. Then the greedy Greek Skiros shows up and seems to be the head boss of the assassins. It does not look to good for our heroes!
I did my stretches, practiced my guitar, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.

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About madgravity

I am just a guy out in the desert amazed at the things out here where I live, the folks I call my friends, and this that we call the Internet. I am excited to share them with you!
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