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July 28, 2020


Tuesday. Lights out just after ten to then spend the entire night half awake counting the hours, not really to sleep until four in the morning, the Shingles shot in the left upper arm turning out to not be a problem. Awake at five-thirty to listen to the radio before getting up at the usual time to drive to breakfast. I'd been thinking last night that I'd walk, but after the lack of sleep I decided to drive. So I did, arriving just as they were finishing setting out the tables and so sat right down with the papers on a cool overcast morning. They're saying clear skies and a high of seventy later, so we'll see.

The Eggs Benedict, country potatoes, fruit cup and coffee this time, finishing up not long after eight and so the usual snapshots before heading on home to take the selfie, finish yesterday's entry and skip listening to the House Judiciary Committee question William Barr after maybe five minutes. We'll read/listen to the news analyses later. Depressing god-damned stuff when you're tired and so to bed to see if we could catch up on a little sleep.

Later. Over an hour lying on the bed zoning in and out without quite being able to sleep. Skipped the three o'clock PBS News and watched some horrible thing on the tablet instead. Well, watched. Kind of zoned in and out having difficulty half the time making out the dialogue. Still no sleep.

Evening. A brief period of chills. Although dressed warmly they came on after drinking a cold can of V8 Juice, not something that's every brought on a case of the chills in the past. Spread a blanket on top of the bedspread and got under the covers. No temperature that I could identify and warmer by then and so looked up “Shingles vaccination side effects” on the web. Said the effects could happen for two or three days after getting the shot, shivering or chills being one of them. Let's hope it's the Shingles and not something else.

The photo up top was taken at the 2016 San Francisco Anime & Cosplay Festival with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.