Fall is beginning in Prescott, and it’s most welcome. Not long ago it was “monsoon-ey”: hot, humid (for Az anyway) and wet. Now the humidity is down to normal levels, temperatures are down too. Nights are in the 50’s to 40’s. Nice. We are sleeping with the windows open.
Betty does not like the cool nights, she tunnels under the blankets at night. In the mornings she finds a sunny spot near am east facing window or stays under covers.
We went to Olsen’s Grain Equifest at the Prescott Rodeo grounds today. We saw a demo of how dogs are trained to avoid rattlesnakes, which are common in this area. They use a real rattlesnake which had its fangs trimmed and was milked of venom.
If you have been paying attention to the real (not fake) news, you’ve heard that Equifax, one of the giant credit reporting companies was hacked and 200 million personal credit files, including SS numbers, were stolen.
I just put fraud alerts on mine and Gary’s files. I suggest you do the same.
Info from Equifax: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com
What’s a fraud alert from the FTC: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0275-place-fraud-alert#How
Link to put a free fraud alert on your credit file: https://www.alerts.equifax.com/AutoFraud_Online/jsp/fraudAlert.jsp
Equifax executives dumped their stock before disclosing this breach: https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/07/equifax-managers-dumped-stock/
Note to geeks: An unpatched Apache Struts framework was the exploit. The patch was announced on 3/7/2017 and the hack occurred in May, meaning Equifax failed to fix a known vulnerability. Incompetent at the very least, criminally negligent IMHO. Details
Az monsoon storm in Prescott Valley on 9/13/2017. Shot from a moving car (I was not driving :-)) on 89A with an iPhone. The bright vertical column that looks like it could turn into a tornado is heavy rain falling which is illuminated by the sun.
This is how it can pour on one side of a road and be dry on the other, an Arizona thing.