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IMG_5661.JPGSo, the weather and road conditions up here in Idyllwild are still far from what is considered normal this time of year. For most of today, for instance, every single road up and down the mountain was closed. We were literally trapped up here on our little sky island! The big news of the day though was that there was snow in the Southern California flatlands, including Los Angeles. Strange days indeed!

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IMG_4552.JPGTorrential rain and flooding, washed-out roads and long detours, frozen pipes, mail and propane deliveries delayed, and we have at least another foot of snow, maybe two, on the way. What a week we’ve had up here in the mountains. Eek!

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IMG_6104.JPGAnother laundromat abstract for you today I’m afraid.

It’s snowing again here in the mountains (my yard and, more importantly, my car are already buried with another foot on the way), two out of the three main roads off of the mountain are washed out and closed for the foreseeable future, and I have two business-related trips off the hill that I absolutely must pull off over the next several days. Have I finally, after eight years, become disenchanted with the “romance” of remote and rugged mountain living? I think so. :-/

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IMG_4186 5.jpgLife is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ~ Lao Tzu