25 September 2015


It's been a long road, getting to this day. The change in ownership of my building has been generating tons of extra paperwork ever since the due diligence period began, back in July.

Now that the deal is closed (as of last week), there are still many details to be settled and/or arranged. And the advent of the PC was supposed to reduce paperwork ... ha! How many of you remember that?  "The paperless office", they claimed.

Yeah, right.

But I digress a bit. So while I'm narrowing down the list of to-do's, life goes on. It's left me with little time to think about blogging.

That should improve soon.

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There is one thing ...

Going back about three weeks, we had 13 days during which it rained all day, or nearly so. Then we've had nearly a week of sunshine, but that comes to an end today. Some wind and rain are moving back in by mid-morning, or so the weather-guessers tell us. Some of those rains over the next four or five days could be substantial, by Anchorage standards.

Folks from tornado alley would wonder what all the fuss is about. Long-time Anchorage residents think a quarter-inch rainfall is significant. I try to tell them about some of the Missouri storms, wherein we received eight inches of rain in four hours, and they just stare blankly. It's inconceivable to them.

Folks on the Gulf of Alaska coast (which isn't that far from here) know better. They routinely see rainfall totals which would have Anchorage-ites building an ark.

Oh well, at least we wouldn't to go far to find critters. :)

So that's all for now. Y'all take care; thanks for stopping by.


Rob said...

Padre, Paperless is never going to happen. All our manuals in CAP are online. I print off the small ones in case my laptop crashes. I worked at an Office Depot warehouse around the 1999-2000 turn over, They had pallets of paper every place they could store it. They thought everyone was going to hard copy everything...Didn't happen.

Our weather here is a roller coaster, but it will turn cooler next month until next spring when the warm temps return.

Rev. Paul said...

Rob, "everyone was going to hard copy everything" would only have happened if everyone had enough sense to make hard copies in the first place. Most either a) didn't believe it would be as bad as predicted, or b) were too complacent to care.

One of the many things I like about Alaskan weather is that the whole roller-coaster thing rarely happens. :)

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

I prefer to live in an area where you know what to expect with the weather. In tornado alley the weather is always changing. The phrase here is if you don't like the weather just give it 15 minutes and it will change.

As you get through your to do list, just remember this to will pass!!!
Hang in there Rev.

Enjoy your weekend!

Rev. Paul said...

Sandy, stable weather is one of the reasons why moving here from Missouri was such a relief. Thanks. :)

Old NFO said...

I remember when the military tried that... Didn't work then, sure isn't working now... sigh

deborah harvey said...

'weather guessers'. very good. either the weather is beyond all these college trained meteorologists or the weather itself is very different from the days when, if the weatherman said,'rain today', you took an umbrella with fair confidence that it would be used.
deb h.

Rev. Paul said...

NFO, that was after my time, but I can't imagine that it went any better for them than for the rest of us. Given the military/gummint bureaucracy, it probably went rather worse.

Deborah, I remember a local weatherman, who had been the Today Show meteorologist for a time, saying that the 1960s through the '80s were a period of "unusual stability". I guess we got spoiled.

Ed Bonderenka said...

I took my Maintenance Department paperless.
Then the general manager told me that I had to conform to the way the other two maintenance departments ran.
Issue paper work orders and then have the clerk transcribe them in to the system.
We were using a tablet and excel.
Zero cost.

Rev. Paul said...

Ed, how dare you innovate and improve without approval!