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Foggy Mornings & Sunny Afternoons

For the last several mornings I have woken to find I am the only person who exists in the world.  I look out my window and there is nothing beyond my balcony but white.  The harbor and the entire town are gone — completely devoured by the fog.

Soon though, a sunbeam burns through and touches my patio.  I watch it move slowly toward my window.  Soon it breaks into the house and joins me in my chair, warming me along with my morning tea.

As the sunbeam advances, the fog retreats.  It isn’t long before even the most stubborn wisps are chased from the tree tops.  The sun blazes gloriously and dances off the water.  Today as I drove toward town I wondered about buying wholesale sunglasses.  There don’t seem to be any in the stores in town and I could probably make a killing right now selling them from a corner stand.

When I got out of the car at the store parking lot, I had to keep my head down and my eyes on the ground because of the glare from the sun.  Since it is supposed to be winter here, I didn’t bother to pack my shades and could really do with a new pair or three myself  (I like to keep  a variety of styles on hand).  Besides, Amoeba excels at losing sun glasses, so having a whole warehouse full at my fingertips appeals to me.


  1. .
    I can help you with this also, Ms. Quilly. All you have to do is go to your favorite General Dollar Store. Do not buy the rather inferior $4.00 sun glass, instead get the more expensive six or eight buck ones.

    More important however, is the fog adaptation conditioning situation. After a year or two you will fully accept the fog as as necessary and okay to live with coastal experience. I personally have put up with the fog now for 56 years here in the Gulf Coast area.
    The bigest concern to you should be to drive defensively in the fog.
    1. Always use your low beam headlights. Fog lights too if you have them
    2. Do not attempt to text while driving in the fog.
    3. Be aware of other cars that may not have their lights on. It may not have seemed necessary a half mile back for them and now when they are in the fog they have neglected to turn them on.
    4. Physically turn your head lights on as the driving lights do not turn on your tail lights. PARKING LIGHTS ARE NOT SUFFICIENT.
    5. Stay home until the fog burns away if possible.
    6. Do not ride with anyone you do not trust. Even if they offer candy, liquor, or drugs.
    7. Tune your radio to soft music if you can stand it. If that makes you nervous (it does me) tune in a classic rock station if you live close enough to civilization to pick up one of those stations.
    8. Pay attention to what your husband tells you.
    9. Do not talk back to your husband, he has both your interests at heart.
    10. Try to get back home in the evenings before he fog sets in.

    Hope this helps,
    Dr. Jim (needs updating, may I post your dilema?)

  2. I would not mind the fog, I think I’d welcome it, if I knew it would be followed by such gorgeous sunshine! Sunglasses or no sunglasses. You lucky girl, the sun follows you!

  3. congrats on the ‘handling’ of your spider!! LOL call me when you have time. I have trouble with the time change thingy and keeping within your requirements for me!! but want to talk, love you xopxoxoxoxo

  4. Boy do we know about fog here, and being halfway up a mountain doesn’t help. I hope yours is polite enough to *always* leave in the morning!

    My youngest looooves her sunglasses and is always losing them. It’s amazing how hard it can be to find little-girl sunglasses, especially in the winter. Thank heavens for ebay. Good luck getting yours!
    .-= Susan at Stony River´s last blog ..Romantic Ups and Downs: The End. =-.

  5. The bright sun is a shocker in the Pacific NW, isn’t it? I once worked for a congressman from PDX, and my trips out to that neck of the woods were wild. Interesting to me what Oregonians consider a sunny day…
    .-= Melissa B.´s last blog ..Mission Impossible =-.

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