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July 17, 2013

On The Train
Wednesday. Nothing to entice me to stay up late, so to bed early last night after nine to then get up quite easily with the alarm, off to breakfast on another overcast and cool morning. A little tired now that we've returned (Self and I), but that seems to be the norm.

The laundry is well under way, the last two of four loads in the wash, all of it will be done and hung (I'm guessing) by ten, a good time to take the bus downtown and go by the ATM and see whatever additional damage was done by the last Trayvon Martin demonstration. Evidently a number of broken windows were added to the earlier damage and, although I'll undoubtedly take a couple of pictures, I suspect I'd have blown it off altogether without the need for the ATM run.

Later. Close to an hour's nap after the laundry was finished before taking a bus to the ATM on Broadway and then walking on to the City Center to arrive just as the Wednesday noon concert was starting, a table available out in front of the bagel shop even with the large crowd. So a cup of coffee and a couple of pictures as the sun was starting to appear through the clouds.

Walking back along Broadway, a stop at the pharmacy to place an order to have a prescription refilled that I'd need to pick up right after returning from Portland, the lady asking if I had five minutes. I did, she did the deed and refilling the prescription is no longer something I have to think about.

Some guitar now that we're back home. We'll skip going to lunch at the usual place, make do with the cottage cheese and table grapes I picked up yesterday at the supermarket (be stupid to have bought them and then leave them in the refrigerator for a week) and start on packing in preparation for the trip. One small step at a time, no muss, no fuss.

The day is really nice, maybe a walk along the lake a little later with a long lens, maybe another nap.

Evening. Nothing on television this evening (with five PBS stations to choose from, a good half seem to be in perpetual find raising mode), so the last of a Netflix movie and then off to bed at an early hour. A long day tomorrow before heading off on the train.

The photo up top was taken Sunday morning after the Trayvon Martin demonstration with a Nikon D4 mounted with a 24-70mm f/2.8 G Nikkor lens.