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July 24, 2009


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Susan J. Tweit

My sympathy on the horrible weather and the abundance of hail, and good for you for persevering with the garden anyway. It's hard to imagine all the moisture and hail you've had since we're back to drought here in southern Colorado. I guess that's global warming, an oscillation from extreme to extreme. May the remainder of summer treat you and your garden well....

Deborah Robson

You've been wishing for our moisture, we've been wishing for it in a different form!

Climate change: one small thing I'm doing is biking. The good news is that I'm enjoying it a LOT and I'm stronger because of it.

When I have a reliable internet connection again (I'm at the library on cable because regional DSL is kaput again), I have another bike post. Also fiber stuff. I did download an offline blog post composer this morning before we lost our connection.

Susan J. Tweit

I think biking is not such a small thing: for one thing, you're an example for others. And it shifts your view of what transportation means, probably in a similar way to the way our solar panels have shifted our understanding of where "power" comes from. We're more conscious of how and when and how much electricity we use now, because we can see it being generated and being used. Same w/ biking, I bet.

Sorry about the unreliable connection! I don't have an excuse as good as that for being behind on my blog post this week. (Too much work, too many out of town guests.) Tonight I'll post!

Deb Robson

I used to walk a lot instead of taking the car. I've always done that.
Biking takes a much bigger bite out of the transportation budget, however, because it really *is* feasible to bike across town and back--it takes time, but not all that much. It would take all day to walk the same distance, and with a bike I can plan a chunk of my day for the trip but not the whole thing.
I can do good thinking in transit, whether by car, bike, or walking, so that's all good.
We're back on the net. 6.5 hours off. Same problem as earlier in the week.

Susan J. Tweit

Another 6.5 hours off the net? That's awful. I hope that whatever's wrong w/ your DSL is fixed this time....

Deb Robson

Our ISP's DSL system went down. They're incredibly responsive and have multiply redundant systems, so this is truly extraordinary (I've been with them for more than a dozen years). They're such a good provider that my reaction to the outage is to figure out workarounds and feel sorry for THEM, not me!
I'mgladthelibraryiswithinbikingdistanceandhascableinternet.Thefile transfer (to Carol, for the book)Ineededtodowasslow,butitworked. However,Icouldn'treachmyISP'swebsitetogettowebmail. That's serious.

Susan J. Tweit

Ouch on not being able to even get web mail. That is serious! I'm glad you could get the book out via the cable internet at the library though, even if it was slow.... I hope your ISP's all healed by now!

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