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New Website, New Blog, but the Old Blog Archive remains: September 28, 2023

After many years of wanting a real website, this month I finally have a website designed by the very knowledgeable Rey Rey Rodriguez ( TheMindOfReyRey ). My old blog,  Vacation-Travel-Adventure  continues with the same address but it is located in the "Archives" tab on my new website . The new blog which is a continuation but with much better resolution for 4K screens, it is now at .

The Rest of the Month: October 2020

Catching up was what I did in October. Catching up on housework, errands, appointments, writing my travel journal, and editing photos. I also had a several freelance photography assignments from the Mountain Democrat newspaper. 

Our dahlias were blooming profusely and both our lemon trees had ripening lemons. I harvested our butternut squash and pomegranates.

Syd and Pandora really seemed to miss us, and we had a lot of missed cat walks to make up.

It was still hot and still smokey when we got home. As the month progressed, temperatures finally moderated while advancing toward fall.

Because high winds were expected our electric company, PG&E, shut off our power, the power to around 38,000 households in El Dorado County, and about a half million homes in Northern California. We were lucky because we had barely a breeze at our house and power was off for just 20 hours.

While we were traveling, two more people in El Dorado County died of Covid-19. September and October, respectively, added 213 and 208 new positive virus cases bringing the grand total to 1388 positive virus cases.

Back at home it was same-same, making bread, and still anxious about the election.