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January 9, 2019


Wednesday. Lights out at nine-thirty, to sleep reasonably soon thereafter, awakening but once to take a leak, awakening for good at twenty minutes to six. Too early, but listened to the radio for a while before getting up and heading out to walk to breakfast, the streets wet, a very light rain similar to yesterday's felt on the face sprinkle while walking to breakfast, the restaurant open when I arrived.

The chicken-apple sausage, scrambled eggs, country potatoes, toast and coffee for breakfast, the waitresses not bringing the complementary fruit cup this morning. Happens now and then. Finished up by ten minutes to nine and headed back home, again under a light sprinkle that turned quite heavy for four or five minutes while I stood under a store awning. Maybe wait for a bus at the close by next stop?

The rain stopped and so on by the Lakeshore school, a single Bird scooter at the entrance, the rain not really starting up again in earnest on the rest of the way home. They're saying rain off and on for the rest of the day so I'm guessing we're stuck here inside.

Later. The external mirrored drive that stores my recent photos went wiggy this morning, the connection anyway, and I spent a good couple of hours figuring out what the problem might be. Solved it, just don't quite know how. Let's hope it isn't something more troubling.

Evening. Watched another Scandinavian thing on television, I say “Scandinavian” because it might have been Swedish or Danish or who knows and who cares as long as I can make out the English translation.

The usual problem watching episodes on the tablet right to the point of turning out the light and wanting to get to sleep. They say you need to get away from the LED lighted screen for at least an hour before trying to go to sleep and I managed to watch a BBC series until ten-thirty, half an hour beyond my target. How long to get to sleep? When will I awaken?

Since your writing this in the morning you already know.

Yeah, but that was what I was thinking last night when I turned out the lights.

The photograph was taken at the 2010 Mochi Ceremony at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum with a Nikon D3s mounted with an 70 - 200mm f 2.8 Nikkor VR II lens.