Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Watching Roger Fly

Here's a screen grab from a flight tracking website. There goes Roger, flying back to Arcata to pick up the pick-up truck and haul one more trailer of crap... ummm... important stuff to us. What a crazy thing it is to be able to follow his airplane from right here on my little laptop. He's there over the amazing blue Pacific winging his way back. You know how wild it is up there in Humboldt; Roger posted that photo of the bridge that tries to bridge the untameable earth to some cemented tame piece that won't crumble or be crushed by mountains of falling rock. So, you won't be surprised to know that the plane he is on is a Embraer Brasilia EMB-120, just a wee bit of thing carrying only 30 passengers. It's not like they need a jet, not many people fly to this piece of the earth.
So, I am following his progress. Missing him already. Sigh.
Before we left Arcata, a wonderful flock of warblers came to feast on the insects in the backyard fruit trees. I haven't been able to completely identify them, but I think they might be Nashville Warblers. Very cute, hyperactive, flighty things. Any help in ID'ing them would be appreciated.

Other than that, the economy is in a tailspin. We absolutely knew that this was going to happen, but shit, if it doesn't knock us out when it actually does. We hope you are all safe and well, and managing to weather this crisis without too much loss.

Despite what the Republicans say, the fundamentals are not strong, and whether they understand it or not, we're all in this together.

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