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By: Jerry Johnson, Editor/Publisher

October 10, 2012

Pheasant opener; power outage
This Saturday is the opener for pheasant season. The outlook is better than last year but still a long way from what would be called a good year. Considering the number of seasons remaining, I intend to enjoy it all I can. There will be little if any crop left in the field so the birds will be concentrated in the grass and woody cover. The prediction of rain for Saturday is like 60 percent and I hope we get plenty but I doubt if I'll need a rain coat. The second part of the waterfowl season reopens this Saturday. When the day is done I will probably need to buy a hamburger.

We have had our freeze and now are looking forward to our Indian Summer. Having a couple of weeks of warm days and cool nights could be tolerated.

Tuesday morning I woke up and could not see anything. Something was wrong but I didn't know what it was. It was quiet and dark. The cloudy night blocked the moonlight was the only thing I could think of and by the time I found the door I was sure it was a heavy fog. Standing on the deck outside, it still took time for the fog to clear. The neighborhood was black and nothing could be seen. The fog started to clear which was all my mind. There were no street lights, no lights of any kind to be seen down the street. Back in the house and almost awake I missed all those little little lights and clocks scattered around from the bagel light on the toaster to the cable tv clock. All I had was the warm red glow of the fireplace. There was a power outage and I could do nothing. The cell, when I found it, said it was 4:05. I went back to bed.

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Have a good week.

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