Saturday, July 26, 2014


Contrary to appearances, I'm alive and fine. The heat has arrived in Phoenix, over 110, which is my mark for 'hot'. This just happened this week, so I'm considering a good summer so far. Now I'm hiding in the air conditioning. The cats are also healthy and mostly happy. The younger on is again being a terror. I need to spend more time with him, I guess. I am sorry I got the second cat, as Bosley was purfect just as he was. I was afraid he'd be lonely, but I think he would vote for that rather than terrorized as he is sometimes now.

Work is still in the holding pattern. I can't transfer yet because the new guys don't have their laptops so they can start covering shifts. Not anyone local's fault, but we are still short staffed and nerves are frayed.

Sorting and such are on-going at home. I'm not keeping up with the scanning or shredding of paperwork as I would like to. For me the process always seems to take a long time. My sights are on September, when things should start to cool off a bit and I'm making vacation plans to head back East for a couple of weeks.


  1. Good to hear from you again! The temps here are starting to climb and when it goes over 100 I get very unhappy, so I can only imagine what a Phoenix summer would do for me. Stay cool.

  2. At least in Phoenix you don't have the humidity that we do here along the Texas Gulf coast. Hope the younger cat settles down, soon and I bet the older cat hopes so, too.

  3. Glad you updated your blog but I knew you were alive because I have been reading you at Billy Bob's Place.

    Phoenix would just be way to hot for me. It is hot enough where I'm currently at. I know what you mean about hiding out in the A/C.

    Hope the little cat settles down soon.

  4. The city should add this honor to their welcome sign.

    "Mesa is the most conservative big city in the country, according to research examining municipal politics nationwide.

    And, little surprise, San Francisco is the most liberal.

    The paper, "Representation in Municipal Government," analyzed public policy in cities across the country in search of trends in local ideology.

    Chris Tausanovitch and Christopher Warshaw, political science professors at UCLA and MIT, respectively, authored the study. In researching the paper, the pair examined the average policy preferences of residents in the 51 U.S. cities with populations exceeding 250,000. They then compared them to the policies of those cities to see if political leanings were reflected in tax burdens and other city operations.

    "The policies enacted by cities across a range of policy areas correspond with the liberal-conservative positions of their citizens on national policy issues," the professors wrote."