This was the forecast from Saturday. Could someone please explain to me how the winds forecast can be so specific? I could understand winds between 10-20 mph, but 19? Really? I'm supposed to believe that the sustained winds were projected to be exactly 19 mph? Even the gusts forecast seemed unusual, without being rounded to a 5 or 10. Perhaps the weatherman was just tired of being ignored, and thought if he threw out an unusual number, people would take notice. (Similar to Disneyland's 14 mph speed limit in the parking structure.) If so, it worked. At least for me. I haven't heard anyone else puzzling over it, though, so maybe my mind is just a bit too easily perplexed.
Have you ever needed crutches? I hadn't, until a week ago. I'm pretty sure I strained a muscle while running a half-marathon. (That sounds kind of cool, doesn't it? I'm not actually that cool; the last time I strained a muscle it was from carrying too many shopping bags at once.) In any case, I found myself in need of some crutches. I sent my husband to the store to get some. Photo: A pair of crutches leans against a wall Not that crutches are all that complex, but because I hadn't used any before, I wondered if I could figure out how to adjust them to fit me properly. I shouldn't have worried. John came home from Walmart with their generic store brand of crutches, complete with instructions. First, I needed to take out a long bolt that went through the hand grip. Then I needed to find my height range, push down two metal pieces, and slide the crutches until the little metal pieces came up in the hole near my height range. (Having two people for this