Yesterday was very slow at work. And, as usual, the day ended with rain. That's right. We got more rain. Storms that turned into momentary downpours, and then drizzles well into the night. And today as well. And tomorrow, too. Yesterday at work someone else mentioned that we were turning into a rainforest. Our visions are dissimilar in that he pictures people kayaking up streets and trees on rooftops, while mine had more do with continuous rainfall and swarms of mosquitos.
I saw where Amazon is raising the starting rate for many of its workers to $18 an hour. I don't know what positions are covered, but if that's true, something's changing. Our starting rate of pay falls short of that mark. Some of our positions do hit the $15 per hour, but most do not.
And Space X launched civilians into space yesterday. The ticket price was hefty, but they can afford to spend the money. Space tourism. Who would have thought? Serious exploration is not far off. China wants to put men on the moon. Russia's talking about building their own space station (the Chinese already have one in orbit, though no one talks about it). India is launching probes to Mars. This is our future.