Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Record Heat Ends/Amazing Facebook/Goodbye Comcast

Sorry to be such a stranger of late...have a lot going on and will explain later. This is going to be a more concise blog entry and I'll try to do better soon.

Tropics are quiet.

Ridge over western US will ease back eastward but won't be as strong over the next few days. This means mainly dry weather over south central US starting Thursday and continuing for a few days.

Houston, today we did NOT break 100 after 7 straight days of 100+ and 6 new high records for Bush Airport. Also had a 2nd day of thunder and showers. A few thunderstorms are possible again on Wed. Still hot and humid with highs in the upper 90s. A couple spots in the area might hit 100 the next 2 days.

EPA is proposing adding a new standard for Nitrogen Dioxide. There has been one for an annual averaging period for a long time (more than 20 years). The new standard will be for one hour and it has to do with asthma woes. Will elaborate more as I learn more--especially if this new standard gets promulgated.

I have been working on consolidating/reducing some of my media/entertainment equipment and expenses. I am now using my smartphone to access the Internet (cost is only $30 per month through Verizon). I am fairly certain that I will be getting rid of Comcast high speed Internet. Now since I had a Verizon Wireless device, they are going to let me use that line to keep my home phone number on an old cell phone. So Comcast will lose my home phone. And I am planning to install Dish Network and get rid of Comcast digital cable. By the way, I offered Comcast the option of being kept for local phone and cable if they would waive the disconnect penalty fee. But they refused. I told them they are about to lose a customer.

So, all of these changes are eating up my time as I'm sure you all can relate.

I also got on Facebook and now I am having dreams about high school because all of my high school friends are contacting me. It is so weird...like we just left high school yesterday and now with Facebook, we are picking up where we left off. I just don't have time to play/converse like I would like. But it really is amazing!!! More to come on that!

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman