Yesterday we went to Point LobosState Reserve, near Carmel, south of Monterey, California. It was forecast to be hot in the Santa Clara valley, so off to the coast we went.
Cool, not cold. Lots of rocks for kids to play on and big waves splashing on rocky shoreline will get their tummy, if not get them wet. Good thing we didn't bring the dog. (The dog, oh, that's another story for this same day!) We should have prepared a little better with food, so as to have a picnic, but we left the Reserve and went into town, less than five minutes back north on Highway 1. Went to a nice but little place called TI, stands for Island Tacos. Think Hawaiian Mexican. Upscale strip mall also had a sidewalk poodle adoption event. Girls love fresh grilled, er, groomed poodles, but we weren't taking one home.
We took off under a very low marine layer, which kept things cool. Roadside sign in Castroville said 12 artichokes, $1. We bit. Nice uppity farm stand, artichoke pasta sauce, artichoke salsa, artichoke everything. Eighty bucks later, we had lots of artichoke things.
Fogginess stayed low all the way through Moss Landing and the sun finally made it out in around Aptos. Highway 17 over the hill was easy despite a late Saturday forecast to be hot.
Monterey peninsula is nice, I forget that. Need to go back more often.
Many, most people I work with live far from their family they grew up with. Maybe it makes for them not having to deal with extended issues like this.
Today, I went with my mom to take her dog to the vet. We learned her dog, 17 yrs old, was having kidney failure. Doc gives her maybe a month.
It's been over 8 yrs since I had to say goodbye to my Tasha dog. Still miss her.
Now we need to get grandma's head around the coming weeks.
UPDATE: Sad to report that things would not have gotten better, and the girl dog was just getting worse. Grandma made the decision and on Saturday, 22 Sept, her dog, who she had for 15 years, was let go.
I have a virtual box running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I updated the system every few weeks or months, but I had been having trouble due to the adobe-flashplugin removal always erring out.
Did some searching on the interwebs and got to a forum on crunch bang linux. Read through it, tried some of the suggestions and finally hit the solution. There was a file, adobe-flashplugin.prerm, that was horking the script. Deleting it, as one commenter wrote, took care of the problem. And now I'm on my way to being able to update my system.