Happy National Margarita Day!
The weather changes fast in Key West.
I left the house at 6 last night. It was 82 degrees.
Took me longer to drive into town because it’s season. Traffic horrendous. Instead of 15 minutes, like 35.
I had driven directly to the Pier House. Got out of the car and could not believe how cold it was. Seventy one degrees. Eleven degree drop in less than an hour.
It was especially cold at the Pier House. The wind coming in off the Gulf felt freezing cold!
A cold wave came in from somewhere.
Today’s’ weather in the mid 70’s. Tonight will drop to 62. The weather people calculate chill factor for Key West. The 62 degrees will feel like 56.
Read an interesting weather piece on Antarctica this morning. Covered the time frame 2/4-2/13.
Antarctica is considered the coldest place on Earth. Not during the dates indicated. A heat wave hit!
NASA’s Earth Observatory receives images from the agency’s Landset 8 satellite.
Eagle Island is part of Antarctica. On 2/4, the satellite images showed plenty of snow coverage. On 2/13, the images showed bright blue melt ponds and exposed ground. A heat wave had liquefied 20 percent of Eagle Island’s seasonal snow accumulation in roughly a week.
Not unusual for there to be periods of heat resulting in melting. What is relatively new is that they are more frequent.
Referred to as global warming or climate change. Take your pick, or both.
Spent some time in the Chart Room last night. Packed. Mostly tourists. The only 2 people I knew were Tammy who was bartending and Sheila.
Tammy is venturing into a new experience. Radio. A talk show host.
Station 104.9 FM. Presently training. Thursday 5-7. Her 4 week training period ends next thursday. Following which her own show will be heard 7-9 thursday evenings.
Tammy is a natural charmer. Sincere. Her virtues will be obvious to the ear.
Go for it, Tammy!
The season is in full swing. Restaurants packed. I opted to avoid the situation. Drove home and fed myself.
It was this day in 1960. Harry Truman was no longer President. He and Bess wanted to vacation in Key West.
They were the guests of then Sheriff John and Mary Spottswood. The Sheriff later became a State Senator. He was a prominent figure in Key West’s development.
The Trumans stayed a the Spottswood home on the corner of Caroline and Simonton. Still stands today. A magnificent edifice. One of Key West’s finest appearing homes.
The Sheriff and his wife are long gone. His son Robert and wife Elena live in the home. Raised their family there.
Robert is one of the Sheriff’s several children. They all remained and continued their father’s community spirit.
I only know Robert and Elena. Great people! Involved in everything. On all kinds of boards. The Marriott Beachside is a Spottswood investment overseered by Robert.
Dentistry different and cheaper in May Johnson’s time in 1896.
On this day, she returned to the dentist. “He finished up my teeth with two gold and two silver, $4.50 – reasonable.”
Coronavirus is developing into an epidemic of world wide proportions. China the worst hit. Of course, the virus first struck there.
China is using robots and drones as part of engaging the virus. Especially, robots.
The robots are being used to to spray disinfectants on the ground. Also in places where the virus has already existed: Ambulances that carried sick or victims who died, hospital rooms, etc.
Anyplace where the virus or disinfectant might be harmful to non-infected humans.
The robots are relatively tiny. Pics remind me of a large turtle. Each carries 21 gallons of disinfectant.
Most believe Russia interfered in the 20126 Presidential election. Trump refuses to accept the premises because he wants no one to believe he was not “validly” elected. Embarrassing enough Hillary beat him by almost 3 million in the popular vote count.
The 2020 election is less than 8 months away. Intelligence experts that Trump keeps firing believe Russia interfered then and is now.
It appears the U.S. has done relatively little, if anything, to combat Russia’s hacking for the 2020 election. Note also that it is anticipated China and Pakistan will also be involved.
While the U.S. sits on its ass!
The strongest nation in the world is unable to protect its voting process!
Enjoy your day!