The week has been very limited as for as activity goes. This is mainly due to the monsoon season which we appear to be going through. Since arriving here on September 6th 9.75 inches of rain have passed through my rain gauge and it still keeps coming. Of course this interrupts my satellite signal so even watching the ball games becomes difficult. Outdoor activity is restricted by the 90+ temperatures and the 90+ percent humidity.
The big entertainment in lieu of TV has been on the scanner. With the increased Texas DPS and National Guard presence in the area the scanner has been a constant stream of chatter. The watch towers along the border are all manned 24/7 and are constantly reporting illegals crossing from Mexico. Then the ATV patrols go out and pick chase them down. It really is border wars.
The baseball pennant race winds down as the football season gears up. The Cardinals are already assured of going to post season and now the challenge is for them to win the division. Their magic number is 5, but they are making it a nail biter.
I heard from a couple of friends this week and they are beginning their southerly trek. I should have some company in the next couple of weeks.
That's a summary of life in the valley for the last week. Maybe things will pick up soon.