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October 10, 2017


Tuesday. Lights out after nine to awaken at five fifty to get up and get out the door with all three papers in tow by six-thirty. So good, another decent night's sleep, off on a clear day (with a bit of smoke in the air) wearing a winter coat. It's been getting cooler in the evenings.

The plain waffle with sliced bananas and strawberries, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast to see what the papers had to say about last night's fire. Nothing I hadn't heard in my marathon listening to the news yesterday. How many homes destroyed? We read about these things, but the reality of losing a house and belongings really doesn't sink in psychologically to the degree that it deserves.

Says you.

A walk home taking the usual pictures. I did finally read the Nikon V 1 manual yesterday and made adjustments, even if you can't particularly see it in the pictures, but we may be making progress.

Later. Not much different going on this afternoon than there was yesterday afternoon, following the fires, diddling about cleaning up this and that. In the low seventies and no thought yet to go out. An Amazon delivery early this afternoon and so I have no reason to sit around waiting for it to arrive.

Later still. Still listening to the news on the fire without really understanding what's happening. They say zero percent containment, although the wind has been behaving, the wind predicted to pick up again tomorrow night. So what's really happening? Coming? A significant number of houses still going up in smoke?

One of the news programs noted that “every aircraft capable of fighting fires is now either in California or on its way to California” so stuff is indeed going on. But what?

Evening. Turns out there was nothing I wanted to watch on television this evening and so got wrapped up in a movie on the tablet that I watched all the way through. Doesn't happen all that often, but this one kept me going until after ten. Or was it close to eleven?

The photo up top was taken at the Oakland Pride Festival with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.