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Saturday, June 2, 2012

It's STILL hot

     Today was another weather alert day with a heat index over 110 degrees.  I did run the errands at the BX and commissary, and, of course, we had to walk the dog.  But, otherwise we spent the day enclosed in our mobile bungalow with both A/Cs doing their best.  The rear got down into the low 70s, but the front couldn't quite break 80.  The MCD shades are down on all windows so we can't even monitor the movements in the park.  Fortunately, there was plenty of activity to keep Durelle occupied starting with the Red Sox at 1000.  There was  NCAA baseball, MLB baseball, PGA golf and now the NHL.  The coolest outdoor spot is the dog park I mentioned yesterday.

     It is clear in the pictures that Baxter's surgery for a benign mass removal is healing fine... (thanks Dr. Lerma).
     I haven't been at Nellis AFB since 1976 (a source of many pleasant and proud memories).  The base appears to be one of the biggest and most attractive of all Air Force bases.  Because of almost unlimited space and perennially fine flying weather, it is the home of the Fighter Weapons School and the home of the Thunderbirds.  The base employs 9,000 military and 3,000 civilians and has an average daily temporary duty roster of 1,100.  The base itself occupies 14,000 acres, and the Nevada Test and Training Range provides 3 million acres of restricted land and 15,000 square miles of airspace.  Of course, Area 51, a focus of UFO fans, has been the site of the development of the U-2, the A12, the F-117 and numerous UAVs.  It is all a proud part of our military heritage.
     I just got a call from granddaughter, Melissa.  We'll join them for supper tomorrow evening.  Durelle has a pot of her chili simmering on the stove for tonight (and a few future nights).
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