Wednesday, July 28, 2010
from the journal I sometimes remember to write in:
"(7-24-10) I finished wishing I could understand, read, and predict the weather. It is a wish I've had for at least three years. I finally took initiation and began learning. I made a barometer to measure the air pressure. I made index cards of the different clouds, and the weather they generally mean. I researched online, and read a few books. I even have a book on hold at the library. Hopefully all this will help, and I will be able to predict weather soon. And hopefully it will be useful knowledge."
I have no idea if my barometer is accurate (or even useful, for that mater), and so far I stink at identifying clouds, but its been fun trying to predict the weather. I'm taking several books when I leave for Michigan for a week, and at least one of them will be a non-fiction on predicting weather. Maybe I'll come back with stories of how I saved the day by knowing it was going to storm, or (more likely, I think) funny ones about how I completely misjudged the weather!