Well if you don’t know by now, it’s old news that like so many things now a days after a couple of weeks is just a distant memory. At our last face to face training I introduced our New ARRL Emergency Coordinator, Wade Graves KF5AUD. Wade will do a fine job, and I hope you will encourage him and give your support as he works to improve our abilities.
It’s almost fall. Can you feel the crispness in the air? Can you believe the rain we have had in August, or the temperatures we’ve had this week? Hurricane season is here, Harvey is lurking in the Gulf looking for landfall, CERT is graduating another class, and there are already Christmas decorations out in some stores. So that can only mean one thing for ARES: end of year planning is going on. Well, actually it went on Tuesday night.
Well, have you noticed it’s HOT?!? I have to dwell on this a bit because it’s so important we know the issues we face with heat index values pushing 105 in the afternoons. I came home this morning from our Men’s bible study and while watering the garden found a water leak. That was at 7:30. I finished up about 9:45 and the heat index is 98. I’m melted. Lots of water, several breaks and the fortune of having the right extra parts on hand, and now I’m showered and chillin’ in the AC, water leak fixed. But I’m done outside till this evening. Learn the warning signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Watch those around you, and for goodness sakes if you carry little ones or pets in the car be smart and don’t leave them behind. Ok, I’ll get off my soap box.