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November 6, 2018


Tuesday. Awake at five minutes to six to catch the five minute KPFA news before Democracy Now! started at six, taking my time getting up and getting ready to head out to breakfast on a clear, but quite cool morning, the eyes watering, the nose not far behind. Arrived at five to seven, the restaurant open.

Had the two strips of bacon, scrambled eggs, country potatoes, toast and coffee for breakfast, the owner not charging for the meal this time around as she does now and again. Nice. The papers all about the election, finishing up by eight-thirty and walking back home under a bright sun, a work crew doing something to the overpass wall, another work crew finishing up on Euclid, all an excuse for pictures.

More snapshots than pictures or actual photographs, I'd say.

We do our laid back best at these less than sensible early hours of the morning.

The election today. At least I know what I'll be doing.

Later. A brief walk over to the lake to see what I could see, sitting for maybe all of five minutes at the white column pergola and then returning to the apartment to follow the reporting on the election. Spent the time listening to the Democracy Now!/Intercept commentary and following the graphics on the Times and Guardian web sites, both at the computer during the afternoon and then on the tablet (and radio) while lying on the bed.


And that's been it for the day. Seems the Democrats are taking back the House, but the Republicans are holding onto the Senate and the mix will be a little different for these next two years, but the battle and fireworks will remain much the same.

Sunday at the Fruitvale Dia de los Muertos Festival taken with a Nikon D500 mounted with a 24-120mm f 4.0 VR Nikkor lens.