Not a terribly exciting day today, which is fine. After breakfast at the Wigwam followed by pinball at the Frontier Fun Center, I went home and dealt with some Worldcon 76 San Jose business. Then I bit the bullet and got out the garden tools to start trying to cut out and drag away the brush and tumbleweeds that have accumulated on the opposite side of the west fence in the vacant lot next door. Although it's not our property, I feel that without anyone actually managing the property, I have to get that brush away from the fence, on account of it's a fire hazard that would endanger the house if it ever caught fire. After an hour or two of cutting and raking the brush into a pile in the middle of the lot (well away from our fence), a storm started to blow in. The clouds looked suspiciously thunderstorm-like to me. Carrying a metal rake on a vacant lot in a thunderstorm is not an activity that I encourage, so I called it a day with about one-third of our 150 feet of fence cleared.