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November 18, 2021


Thursday. As mentioned, to sleep after eleven to then awaken at six-twenty, take the blood pressure (seemed about right) and listen to the rest of Democracy Now! before heading out walking to breakfast under a high fog, the temperature getting colder as the days go by and the air index up into Unhealthy For Some category due to polluted fog coming in from the east. Arrived at the usual time to turn on the lights in the indoor dining area and settle in at my table with the papers.

The two strips of bacon, scrambled eggs, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee, finishing up after nine to set out for home, the air a little warmer, the sky still overcast with a high fog and so took the usual set of pictures on the way, thinking maybe we're going to have to hurry up to get to the bathroom again.

Took the selfie in the lobby, got to the bathroom in time, took the blood pressure to find it OK and settled in at the computer to edit and post yesterday's entry, process the morning pictures and start here at eleven-fifteen.

Later. Ah, the upload/download speeds are a magnitude faster than they were with my old AT&T setup. Life is good. Updating the Adobe apps would take hours when they arrived, Photoshop just updated in less than a minute. Could have been a smaller sized update, but if it was, it would be a first. Otherwise another afternoon on the tablet and watching the last half of the Patriots-Falcons game into the early evening.

Evening. Stayed up long enough to check out Vera at eight for maybe ten minutes before quitting. Spent most of the time futzing with the external hard drive computer connections now that I'm no longer using the AT&T internet service which included static IP addresses for some of the drives that are no longer valid. It's been time now for some time for me to get the computer stuff in order and sort out all the images I've taken over the years, probably best this has forced me to do it. Will take a couple of days, though.

To bed before nine, lights out well before ten, but for some reason it's looking like another wide awake for much too long evening.

The photo up top was taken in October 2015 at the Oakland Museum of California Día de los Muertos Exhibition with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.