Docandie's area will be welcoming the weather system that is shuffling its way south from the bay area today and is supposed to arrive tomorrow.
(For those that don't know, California is so long that if it were turned on its side, it would be in three time zones!)
Docandie is hopeful significant precipitation will fall in her area - snow is predicted for Sunday down to 2000 ft and as her home is about 2700 feet, if it does snow, there will be enough to measure.
Unfortunately the rain is too late to insure a great wildflower bloom and according to a pal who is one of the owners of a small hotel, several groups have cancelled for the last week in March.
Docandie forgot to take photos of the pies she made up for Pi day. Savory was a sausage pie and sweet was an apple raisin pie. As she did not want to pack on a lot of extra pounds, she gave large portions to neighbors.
The iPad madness is incredible, with people camping out overnight so as to be sure to get one soon after the stores opening. One neighbor sent his (19-year-old) son down to the Northridge mall yesterday afternoon to stay overnight and get into the store first thing. Docandie has not yet learned if he was successful.
She really wants one of the new ones because of the brilliant "retina" screen with millions of pixels more than most flat screen TVs but she is going to wait until May because in past years that has been when Apple rolled out significant upgrades to hardware. When she got her MacBook Pro in '06, she waited until May and got the newest version with (the then brand new) dual core memory.
The iPad she got to see and touch last Saturday had the 64GB memory and a Dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics.
There are rumors of a Quad-core chip in the works and there's a possibility that might be available in May, thus the waiting.
In the past Docandie sometimes became impatient and being the techie geek that she, is, jumped in too quickly. Now she is a bit more conservative (in techie mode, not in politics!!)