Heat Wave

Friday, July 21, 2006

It's a scorcher today! Samuel & I walked down to Willamette Park this morning to meet some moms for a play-date at 9:30am, and by the time I walked back up the hill at 11am, it was sooo hot! 88 degrees already, and it is 12:30. It's supposed to hit 102 today, and I wouldn't be surprised if we go higher than that.

On the way home, I talked to a neighbor about the trees he put in 5 years ago that are already over 30' high, and he said he gets complaints from surrounding neighbors all the time because of their obstructed views. I'm not sure what we should do--probably do what we want & not worry about what our neighbors say--but, part of me wants to maintain good terms with our neighbors & wants them to enjoy views if they have them. But, part of me wants to make that strip of the sidewalk a little nicer for pedestrians as well! Maybe a compromise will be planting the cleredendrons that will overhang form the south slopes. That way, it improves the sidewalk, but doesn't obstruct views. I don't think that would look as nice, though.

For those of you that read my blog & are in SW Portland, I'm thinking about joining The Mazamas for one of their 6pm hikes in NW Portland. Here is a summary from http://ww.swtrails.org/ about their evening hikes:
THE MAZAMAS
Mazamas leads casual hikes exploring the streets and trails of Northwest Portland every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 pm . This is a great way to meet other hikers, plan a weekend trip, or just to maintain your fitness after work and see some hidden parts of Portland! Meet at Mazamas at 909 NW 19th Ave. prior to 6PM. Donation cost is one dollar. Info: 503-227-2345 or visit our web site at www.mazamas.org (click above).

--Karli

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