May 15th, 2008

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Yesterday I went to a BBQ at my cousin's house in Salem. On the way there, I had to stop along Highway 99 to wait for a flagger to let me by a big wreck that was being cleaned up. There was a chip truck on its side in a field just off the road, and people were transferring the chips to another truck so they could pull the truck out of the dirt. I assumed it was a single-vehicle accident until I talked to my cousin about it - she said it'd happened before noon (I'd driven by after 6) and whoever was in the car (that they'd already towed away before I saw it) had died. They were still working on the truck after 10pm when I drove by to go home.

This morning I read that the car was driven by an OSU student who was trying to pass someone in a no-passing lane and he hit the semi head-on, and he died at the scene. Poor kid.
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The beginning of this year we've had lower temps than usual. Except for that day when it was like 80 a couple of weeks ago, the weekend before it snowed. Heh. Now we've got record-high heat settling in the valley - high 80s today, low 90s tomorrow, and hot after that too. I'm not looking forward to it except for the fact that I can wear my new sandals. But stupid mother nature didn't even give me a chance to adjust to the weather warming up - jumping straight from long-sleeve weather to DYING weather is just not very nice.