It was just before 5pm and they were calling for severe thunderstorms. I noticed a cloud of dust over part of the Valley.
I knew immediately the area from where the dust originated. It was Keagy Village and the housing complex next door.
It occurred to me that even though Keagy Village looks to be the strip mall without tenants for their stores, it will eventually spread change along 419.
One day there will be workers minding stores there. There will be shoppers and likely people living in the houses next to it.
We all change slowly. Sometimes that is a good thing, and other times it can be a real roadblock. I wonder what kind of change four dollars a gallon gas will bring? Will it revive local produce even more that the upswing we're seeing now?
Will neighborhood stores come back? I still miss the small Lowe's Home Improvement that used to be over on Apperson.
Four years ago this July, I would never have guessed that I would be sitting here typing a post on a Windows machine. I was at Apple and using a Windows machine didn't appear to be in the cards.
Now I use one regularly because I am in the real estate business. I still prefer Macs and use them whenever possible, but I haven't broken out in red splotches from using Vista.
I might be bored to tears while waiting for Vista, but I now understand that instant on means something totally different to a Mac person than it does to a Windows person.
I wonder will the economic crisis lead to malls where the stores don't come for a number of years? Will the housing market rebound next spring? Or will people move more towards rentals?
Who will be our next president? Will our country's reputation recover with people around the world?
Fortunately I don't worry about this all the time. Most of the time I more interested in the weather, the tides, and the wind.
And as the wind blew the dust storm through the Valley, it looked a lot like seeds of change to me.