Monday, 19 January 2009
It's a full-scale emergency here, I'm surprised Civil Defense isn't broadcasting right now.
The temperature has dropped below 60 degrees Fahrenheit and I can't find my fan heater. I know it's here somewhere but in the meantime I'm going to have to close all the windows. That's simply unheard of.
The coquis are frozen and haven't been vocal tonight. For the first time in a couple of years I can hear the ocean surf again and it's wonderful. It's what helped me fall in love with this place and it's so nice to hear again. Occasionally I can even hear a whale out in the bay.
This is such a magical place, I hope someone can find a way to kill the coqui infestation for good.
On the other hand, the summit winds have finally dropped below hurricane levels. Earlier tonight the observers evacuated once again because the winds were above our safety limits but they may be back for the second half of the night. I'm the one on call so the telephone might start ringing soon. Perhaps, just for once, I should turn my phone off and pretend I'm not at home.