Water, Water Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink
We're officially in "Drought Mode" here in the Upper Left Hand. An unseasonably warm winter, with abnormally low precipitation (February was the dryest since they've been keeping records around here) mean a dismal snow pack and reservoirs that can only charitably be described as "bone dry".
We haven't begun with the rationing yet, but short of some sort of incredible turnaround over the next couple of months, it's only a matter of time. And here I was looking forward to some nice summer vegetables growing in the yard.
On the plus side, my employment situation has -- for the moment at least -- stablized with the current temp assignment, which has gone for two weeks with probably at least two more in the offing; just enough to keep from further bleeding the savings account, and banking what's left of my unemployment. Still dicey, but at least there's a brighter light at the end of the tunnel, and it doesn't appear to be an oncoming train.
Got a bit of additional good news yesterday as well. It looks like I'll be taking a little trip to NYC mid-May courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. The union has scheduled a plenary conference, which as Seattle Liaison I've been invited to attend. They pick up the airfare and lodging for three nights, so I might as well take advantage of the situation by staying over a couple of additional days. I've never been to New York before, aside from a week's stay on Long Island the summer after I graduated from high school some twenty-seven-odd years ago, and I didn't even get to venture into the City then, so this will be my first sojourn in "the Big Apple" proper. Hopefully, Equity will also spring for some entertainment during our stay, and I'm going to try to catch a ball game while I'm there (Naturally, the Yankees are playing out-of-town that week -- guess where?), but it will be a chance to see a couple of NL teams in action (the Mets are playing St. Louis & Cincinnati that week), and hopefully some museum action on top of everything else, not to mention trying to meet up with old friends who now call NY home. We'll see.
If anyone has ideas of things to see & do, let me know. I'll be trying to cram in a lot in a short time, no doubt.
on 9:57 PM