Life on the Edge … We all spend time here, wondering if our balance will leave us … falling … into the rabbit hole. That is where I am, at the moment – balanced at the edge of the rabbit hole.
My water system collapsed. Not totally, as I had 600 gallons stored, so just rationing at the moment while we work to get it back up and running. Will take a week or two. Not a good thing at the beginning of fire season.
My dog was missing for 4 days, and returned in bad shape as you all know.
I leave for Morocco in one week on a trip that has been planned for a year.
I am behind in my work. This isn’t new, but with leaving, it is just a tad more added stress.
Oh, and the swine flu pandemic. Is this really a good time to be traveling?
How deep is this rabbit hole, anyway?
The swine flu is on everybody’s mind. Big Sur is susceptible, as we have visitors from all over the world. It is the beginning of the tourist season. Monterey County has designated the Big Sur Health Clinic as a “sentinel” site. Which means close monitoring, although it has neither of the two treatment medicines available.
The WHO (World Health Organization) has just upgraded the level of the swine flu (H1N1 – wtf is this? We can’t call it swine flu anymore?) to one level below a full blown pandemic. A little boy in TX (visiting from Mexico) died yesterday. This is the first death in the US. My friend has been on a cruise from Florida through the Panama Canal. They stopped in Mexico, although canceled the Cabo stop due to the flu. I would imagine when it docks in San Diego tomorrow, the passengers will be checked for flu symptoms. My concern is for those people who serve the motoring public here, and have contact with literally hundreds of people a day.
As for me, my advice is: Wash your hands, often and keep your hands away from your face. If you can, join me in dancing around this rabbit hole we call life, and have fun … and encourage others to do the same. What else can we do?