It has been too hot the past few weeks to enjoy our usual midday walk, so we tried going out in the evening. This worked out well -- the temperature was perfect, and the lighting was dramatically different. The people we encountered were off to enjoy the nightlife, or were walking their dogs.
There was a brief but violent thunderstorm today. Heavy rain, thunder in the distance, then a brilliant flash of lightning followed almost immediately by a huge clap of thunder that shook the building. It couldn't have struck more than a few blocks away. And with that, the storm was over.
One of L's sisters called to tell us about an ex-boyfriend of hers (the sister's) who was in a serious accident and is now in a coma. I've met the guy a few times; I hope he survives. He was in a light pickup with two friends, when they struck a semi-trailer. One of his friends was killed instantly; the other escaped unharmed.