This was one of the more peaceful meetings I attended in June! It’s an update of what WILL happen and what is planned for the future.
The can’t happen yet aspect of the update is a sad case of funding that WAS available, but because the process took so long to approve, the money went away. On the bright side – if you really don't want something to happen – stall it long enough and it will go away. On the dark side…if you really want something to happen, you'd better be part of making sure it DOES happen, or it will go away and could take a VERY long time before it comes back – if ever. Just a thought.
The California Coast is so young to foreign invaders, we are just getting around to celebrating 200 years of occupation. I grew up on the east coast and that 200 year celebration was many decades ago. It’s a big deal to call some place “home” for 200 years.
When you first come to settle an area, you are an outsider. You may want to belong, but that takes time. The first generation establishes turf, the second generation has called this new place home all their life, so it's no longer foreign. By the time the first batch of kids grow up, they have no knowledge or recollection that there ever was another place called home.
Daylight Savings time is, to me, a questionable improvement. When I get up in the dark, it’s as if the stars, still twinkling, wonder why I am so grumpy about their beautiful, dawning day. Even the birds are just waking. Doves call and respond from every fence; the crows start their quarreling and the quail are calling their distinctive warning. Bodega Bay has lots of birds; from humming birds to pelicans. They make getting up earlier more palatable.
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Most of the time we don’t think too much about what’s happening at the Fire House. The alarm goes off, people spring into action to save lives & homes, and the only notice we take is to pull over if we’re driving, or maybe a passing thought that someone’s life has just changed suddenly.
Every now and then a discussion arises about increasing taxes to pay for emergency services and people either vote yes or no depending upon how dire the need appears.