Thursday, May 30, 2013

Shopping and More Wind

Rantoul, IL.

68 deg. Mostly cloudy, SE wind @ 8 mph.

Forecast = Today: Partly cloudy with scattered storms. Highs around 84°F. Windy, with a south wind 13 to 21 MPH, gusting to 32 MPH. Chance of precipitation near 45%. Precipitation amounts up to one quarter inch possible.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely. Lows around 66°F. South wind to 17 MPH. Precipitation amounts between one quarter and one half of an inch possible.

About 11:00 yesterday morning, Jim and Linda took CLT, (Cute Little Truck), and headed to Wally World to buy some items for Linda. Walmart is probably one of Jim's least favorite places to go shopping, but when you're in a small town like Rantoul and you need to go to a department store, you really don't have much choice if you don't want to drive 15 or so miles to go to a larger city.

Anyway, after walking and walking, they finally found most of what Linda was looking for. By this time, Linda was completely worn out, so instead of going into Wally World's grocery section, they paid for their purchases and headed over to County Market. There, Linda waited in CLT while Jim went inside and quickly picked up some items that they were out of.

Jim says that he doesn't know what it is about Walmart, but he says that every time he goes there, it seems like he has to search and search for the items he wants to purchase. His theory is that they set up the store so that you have to go down as many isles as possible, so that you'll see and pick up other items as you shop for what's on your list.


After coming back here and getting everything put away, the afternoon was spent relaxing. ; )

Nothing much planned for today, it's supposed to be windy again. I don't know what's up with the wind. It was windy again yesterday and today they're forecasting even stronger winds with gusts into the mid 30 mph range. I can't remember any other years when there was so much wind for so many days. : (

Did you know that wind is a form of solar energy, created by the irregular heating of the Earth's surface?

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