March 28th, 2009

Sitting here soaking up the sun

Unfortunately, in addition to ripped vinyl in the kitchen and went carpets during spring thaw, our apartment also suffers from light deprivation. I'm one of those people that LOVES sunlight. I have to have the windows open at all times, letting in all that nice, warm sunlight. In fact, I sleep best during the late afternoon sun from 4-7 o'clock. Which is yet another reason why I sleep so well during the summers up here. Lots of that "late" sunlight!

But sadly, the window in my bedroom, while it does have a sunny southern/western exposure, is also on the ground level which means a car parks RIGHT in front of the window.

Sad.

That neighbor arrives home right at 4 o'clock, blocking the window, separating me from my sunlight. Yes, MY sunlight.

Thankfully, he/she must have taken up yoga or something because they leave every day at 5:30 on the dot and are gone for about an hour or so. Just enough time for me to lounge in the sunlight like a cat and take a wee little nap for oh, an hour or so.

So.. off to my catnap!

m.

Houston, We have Ash!

ANCHORAGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANCHORAGE...EAGLE RIVER...INDIAN...
EKLUTNA
851 PM AKDT SAT MAR 28 2009

...ASHFALL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM AKDT SUNDAY...
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 6 PM AKDT
SUNDAY...

THE ASHFALL ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM AKDT SUNDAY. A
HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 6 PM AKDT
SUNDAY.

REDOUBT VOLCANO ERUPTED AROUND 723PM THIS EVENING AND THE ASH
CLOUD HAS AGAIN MOVED OVER ANCHORAGE. MINOR ASHFALL WILL CONTINUE
INTO THE LATE EVENING HOURS AS THE CLOUD PASSES OVER THE AREA.

A STRONG WEATHER FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHERN GULF LATE
TONIGHT. AHEAD OF THE FRONT THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL TIGHTEN
AND CHANNEL STRONG WINDS THROUGH TURNAGAIN ARM AND THE HILLSIDE.
WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 50 TO 65 MPH WITH GUSTS 75 TO 85 MPH
DURING THE DAY ON SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN ASHFALL ADVISORY MEANS THAT ASH WILL BE DEPOSITED IN THE
ADVISORY AREA. PEOPLE IN AREAS OF ASHFALL SHOULD SEAL WINDOWS AND
DOORS. PROTECT ELECTRONICS AND COVER AIR INTAKES AND OPEN WATER
SUPPLIES. MINIMIZE DRIVING. LISTEN TO YOUR RADIO STATION FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION.

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. PEOPLE ARE URGED TO SECURE LOOSE OBJECTS THAT COULD
BE BLOWN AROUND OR DAMAGED BY THE WIND.