Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Evanston: shelf clouds; a repair kit
This dramatic photo of a shelf cloud was taken by Don Burdick and illustrates an interesting article about them that I came across on Steve Earley’s site. Go there for a link to the article and some photos Steve has taken of similar clouds.
I have seen something like them several times at sea. They move one to immediate action.
Steve also wrote me about an useful repair kit which can be found at: https://www.duckworks.com/product-p/apltec.htm
I have ordered one.
Obviously I am doing nothing interesting myself. Really I am doing nothing at all except climbing stairs and taking walks. However I am much improved over how I was a few days ago. I no longer hesitate before every change of position, knowing a flash of pain will come, and I stopped taking medications Sunday night. I don’t like to take medication and prefer to let my aging body heal itself. I really miss not being able to workout, and the rib may affect when I return to GANNET.
At least a half a dozen of you have written of your own cracked ribs. My favorite story involves a spider in a shower but I am not going to pass it on.
A clarification: I do not believe that all who fall and fracture a rib should be immediately dispatched, only the old like me. That does not yet seem to be government policy, so I will stumble and sail on.