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DkZody Weblog · 1d ago

A day without air conditioning

Tuesday was the first day in months when the air conditioning remained off all day. Woke up to 76 degrees in the house. We opened the windows and the temperature quickly dropped to 72 degree...
DkZody Weblog · 2d ago

Sunrise, sunset..too late, too early

Someone said I should live closer to the equator since I like long, sun-filled days. Our sunrise has now gotten so late that it’s still dark when I get up at 6, and on a morning like today, ...
DkZody Weblog · 4d ago

This is what normal looks like here

The heat has finally left us after 53 days over 100 degrees, 15 of which were 105 degrees or higher. I am finally able to work in the backyard, even in the afternoon as it’s only 81 degrees ...
DkZody Weblog · 6d ago

This is so cool

Today, at lunch in the cafeteria, I saw Aiden, whom I was pretty sure had drawn this picture: There were two Aidens last year so I wanted to check and see if I had the right one.  I showed h...
DkZody Weblog · 1W ago

Good news to make one’s heart glad

In chatting with the cafeteria manager at Columbia today, a girl’s name was brought up. Eloise (not her real name) is now in fifth grade and finds me when I’m on campus so she can get a stic...
DkZody Weblog · 2W ago

Be thankful in all things

We get up in the mornings to smokey air from all of the forest fires burning around us. The high temperatures of the previous day have cooked the air, making it even more heavy with particul...
DkZody Weblog · 2W ago

Time keeps messing with me

From the beginning of August I knew I had a meeting to attend at the end of August. I am on the steering committee for a $70 million grant Fresno is getting from California’s cap and trade m...
DkZody Weblog · 3W ago

What I’m reading

This has been the summer of books. Lots and lots of books. If you follow my Instagram, then you’ve seen the parade of books. Currently, I’m reading Sue Grafton’s latest alphabet murder–Y is ...
DkZody Weblog · 3W ago

Thankful for good car insurance

In reading Gigi’s post from Hawaii about her husband’s car accident and repair, I was reminded of the incident from our Oregon trip this summer. It was so minor and was taken care of so well...
DkZody Weblog · 4W ago

More “class” pictures

When we had our first school chaplain’s meeting last week, we had “school” pictures taken. There are 26 chaplains now, but not everyone could make it to this first meeting. This is the set o...