High Temperature: 91F Low Temperature: 73F Sunrise: 6:29 am Sunset: 8:35 pm Humidity: 55% Wind: ese 6 mph Chance of Rain: 10%
We were promised a cloudy and relatively (in the low 80s) day today - and it started out that way. A dull sky completely covered with flat, gunmetal clouds; a tantalizing deep gray to the south that might have been, could have been, we hoped it would be rain coming our way. By late morning the clouds had scattered and the temperature soared to the mid-90s.
All was not lost, however, We headed into our tiny town this afternoon to complete a long list of errands. Frankly, I had been dreading it because I was expecting to have to face off (ahem) regarding wearing a face mask into stores. Being the kind of person who hates confrontation of any sort, I wanted to avoid a battle, yet I do not want to capitulate to what amounts to is a cloth or paper placebo. But, there were no issues. Other than a half-hearted effort by the Walmart "greeter" to have me (unsuccessfully) put on a mask, I breezed in, around, and out of every place we went. No dirty looks, no on challenging me. I have to say, it lifted my spirits and made me appreciate living in small community.
Now, tomorrow it may all change and the city council may institute a mask mandate. I will deal with that if and when it comes. For now, I will enjoy feeling like a free person who has the free will to make health decisions for myself.