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Who knew that living in 2020 California would be reminiscent of my childhood?

Here we are, with all the modern conveniences of 2020 in a state that is considered technically first-class in this country, if not the world, and I find myself scouring my memory for some of the means we used to survive bad weather when I was a child growing up in the woods of New Jersey.

It really is mind-boggling!

As I write this, our power company, PG&E – Pacific Gas and Electric – which, we are told, is the nation’s largest utility company, is about to turn off our power. And it’s all because of the weather forecast.

According to the weather guy, we’re in for several, days of temps in the 90s and 100s and hot winds of 55 mph or more, with gusts up to 70 mph and higher.

Hot temperatures and low humidity in Northern California isn’t unusual, nor are the winds. Here, they’re called Diablo Winds – in Southern California, they’re are called the Santa Ana Winds. They are HOT and fierce – I’ve experienced them all, and they are no fun.

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