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March 6, 2017


Tuesday. To sleep at a good time (if I'm remembering right) to awaken then at five-thirty. Well, five-thirty, we've got an up and out the door routine for that and so we found ourself walking with watering eyes to the morning restaurant in a reasonable good mood, wet eyes or not.

Had the eggs Benedict, country potatoes, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast because it sounded good. Read the papers, checked the camera and headed back home, taking the usual shots. No complaints, I enjoy taking these usual shots.

I did boot the laptop when I got home after having turned it off finally last night, still seemingly somehow stuck in completing its long list of updates. Surprised to find it showed it had installed all two hundred from yesterday's list with two exceptions that had ended in failure and so we told it to install those last two. Which it did. I think.

Posted yesterday's entry, processed today's pictures and now I'm thinking I might try a nap. And a bath. A haircut tomorrow, might as well have it at least be reasonably clean when it goes under the knife.

Later. A phone message this morning from an 800 number followed by a second message later this afternoon saying my Windows license had expired and I needed to contact Microsoft right away at another 800 number or they'd disable Windows on my computer. Clearly a scam, but a first of this kind for me. I get my share of emails with links embedded that are supposedly sent by friends, all clearly bogus and always immediately deleted, but the world, the digital world at least, does have its dangers.

The laptop is still going through updates and I've had it booting and rebooting, downloading and installing, since getting home from breakfast. Good, I guess. Not sure what I'll do with it, patched or not.

Evening. Listened to Concert For George on the PBS channel. Brought back old memories, which one needs to do now and again, as those times never really go away.

The San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade taken Saturday with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.