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June 26, 2020


Friday. To sleep before eleven, awakening just after six to lie and listen to Democracy Now! followed by the KPFA News, as always, before heading out walking to breakfast under partly overcast skies, arriving at the usual time to enter the closed off dining room, turn on the lights and settle in with the papers.

The two strips of bacon, scrambled eggs, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee again, finishing up just after nine, the sun starting to break through some of the scattered white clouds as I headed home. Still people without masks, but fewer I was thinking. Hope the trend continues.

Passed by a homeless person sleeping on the sidewalk near the Grand Lake theater traffic light on Grand. Still too many people homeless on the streets, both men and women. A wakeup call to people like me who have a warm bed at night, the ability to buy a meal wherever and whenever I might want and infinitely better protection from this COVID-19 madness.

More flower pictures, of course, the usual crew, the light a little different, some of the flowers starting to wilt and well as new ones appearing below the Lakeview school. The gardeners cut them down and they pop right back.

On by the lake, the scooters in evidence, home to take the selfie and then settle in here. Didn't finish up until after noon, tired and so lied down and managed to sleep for an hour. Doze off for an hour. At least I don't remember much of that hour.

Later. Little or no tablet, more naps, really tired this afternoon. Maybe I don't want to know why. The little Logitech video camera arrived and so set it up clipped to the top of the monitor. The family is talking about a Zoom family reunion this summer and I figure I'll need this thing if I'm to participate. So good. Ordered a microphone to complete it.

Evening. Watched a third and last episode of a Miss Marple series on PBS, a silly thing, but silly me watched it, silly or not. It was followed by an Inspector Morse at eight and I managed to watch it for almost an hour before giving up and going to bed. Not sure who did what to whom, as I was having trouble making out the accents again.

If I cup my ears toward the television I can hear more clearly and so, if I was willing to get my ass in gear, I could install one of those audio enhancers you see advertised, but I probably won't. To bed by ten.

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