The hot extended summer appears to be over and now the weather is about as perfect as it gets.
There is a new mall here that just opened a couple of days ago and the TV news has had nonstop coverage. So of course I had to go yesterday to see what the big deal was. It is nice but every mall now has essentially the same stores as every other mall. You have a hard time telling what part of the country you are in once you enter.
For the opening, the mall hired musicians to play for the customers. It was done in an odd way though. Individual musicians were scattered here and there around the mall and the instruments appeared not to be amplified. So, you turn a corner and there is a lonely looking guy with a guitar strumming out a tune that you can barely hear. More sad than a celebration.