Feb. 12th, 2017

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It was a bright sunny day, a welcome relief after days of rain. One of the dams to the north of us is in big trouble. The emergency spillway is failing, and they have evacuated many of the towns and cities downriver from the dam. Hopefully they will be able to get enough water off to relieve the pressure. I just looked at the news report, and about 130,000 people have been evacuated. Hopefully the emergency spillway can hold until the water levels drop enough to relieve the pressure on it. After so many years of drought, it is strange to have the potential for massive flooding.

I spent a good part of the day working on homework. I have the second revision of my proposal due next week, and everything I have to do seems kind of overwhelming. I think just thinking about how overwhelming it seems is making it harder for me to actually do what I need to do. I need to just put my head down and do what I need to do. I can do it. end pep talk.

I had a very tasty mushroom bisque at one of our favorite places that isn't some sort of asian restaurant.

I noticed that the daffodils in our back yard seem happy with the sunlight. I am happy for them.

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