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November 4, 2019


Monday. To bed and lights out early again, but ended up awakening pretty much on target at close to six-fifteen. Looks like this will work itself out over these next few days.

A walk to breakfast under clear skies and a soon to be rising sun. Nice. A picture or two to show the hour's difference. Arrived at the restaurant before seven to find it open and so settled in with the papers.

The avocado and mushroom omelet, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast, finishing up at a quarter to nine, a fair number of people having breakfast this morning with me in the dining room as well as noting quite a few people at the restaurant next door. Varies from day to day, weekday and weekend. One day you're sitting there close to alone, the next you're worried you might be taking up one of the large tables and causing people to wait for it in line.

The usual pictures, still interested in the (what is to me) the new brand of scooter introducing itself with a $10 first use discount, the scooters I've passed now for these last three days so far sitting unused in the exact same places.

You do go on about scooters.

I do.

More scooter pictures by the lake to arrive home by nine and futz with yesterday's entry. The computer takes forever to load the required software in the mornings, usually no problem once it's up and running, but an unusual and long hassle with program updates today. Still wrestling with it now that it's noon.

Later. The Internet has been slow to non-existent for most of the afternoon and installing a bunch of Adobe updates has either failed or taken forever. A useful enough excuse for not getting anything done. Well, anything I was otherwise thinking of getting done.

Evening. Another to bed not long after seven with lights out not long after nine. Be curious to see when I awaken in the morning. The blood pressure came in at 150/84, which I found scary, and so took the blood pressure med, something I haven't done now in months. We'll talk with the doctor about a lighter weight dose of a med that keeps it from being scary when I run the test and hope for the best.

You're babbling.

I'm not sure it matters.

The 2017 Fruitvale Dia de los Muertos Festival taken with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.