Item #1: Crowding
Part of the region around the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay; the official name until 1995) is a densely populated 50 acres called Dharavi. Population is estimated at 650,000.That is 13,000 per acre.
There are 43,560 sq. ft. per acre.
Not taking 2 and 3 story buildings into account, each person can have 3.35 square feet of space.
We claim 20 acres here on the Naneum Fan.
260,000 people. We are 2. Above: Me and a few of my new friends.
Regarding the current panic (with photos): Bad news from Dharavi
Item #2: Gasoline
There is good news and bad news.
I bought gasoline on Thursday at an I-90 exit 9 miles west of Ellensburg. I paid $1.50 per gallon. At the nearer Ellensburg exit, my usual fill-up place, they wanted $2.00. I drove the 1980 Chevy pickup that has multiple problems, and 2 twenty gallon tanks. I added 31 gallons for a savings of $15.50 for the extra (2×9) 18 miles. The old truck was thrilled to be out on the road – first time in about a year, and first time both tanks have been full in several years.
The bad news: all the reasons the price of gasoline has dropped far and fast. And again on Friday.
Item #3: Oops!
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 1,000 times.
Don’t let your dog drive.
Item #4: And the correct answer is:
Each person is 4.24 feet from two others, and 6 feet from a third person.
And what’s with the ‘u’ ?
It is still a good catch, even if I did over analyze.
Item #5: Got SPAM?
Hormel Foods made their first batch of Spam in 1937. With folks clearing grocery shelves and hoarding, the Company announced it will be making a 2nd batch later this week.
Item #6: Lt Rain CLR
The local weather station at the EBRG airport is 5 miles southwest of us. At about 3 o’clock this morning (Friday) the report was of light rain and clear sky. This has continued all day into the evening as I type. At any single hour and for the 6-hour summary the record shows only a “T”, for trace. During this time sustained winds have been 21 to 29 mph, and gusts up to 39.
During all this time we have had no mist or trace of whatever the automatic sensor at the airport is recording.
Our first flowers bloomed this week – Daffodils. One place claims these flowers symbolize friendship. So be it.
And that, for this week, is the not so nasty news.