Photo shows a flagpole in the distance with anU.S. flag standing straight out from a strong wind. Every morning @5 am, I look out my kitchen window to check this flag. I can see it even at night.

I check for two things.

  1. Does it look like it does in this photo? (Straight out, wind from the south.)
  2. Is it a Chinese or Russian flag?

If the answer to both of these questions is no, I proceed with my day as normal and head for the river.