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October 8, 2019


Tuesday. To sleep easily enough I guess, but awakening at five to kind of doze off and awaken for good at five minutes to six in time for the KPFA five minute news, followed by Democracy Now! interviewing a founder of the Extinction Rebellion movement. Disturbing, this climate disaster we're now in up to our necks, the water continuing to rise.

Still, not so bad, the head relatively clear and so a walk to breakfast, arriving just as the first waitress arrived and so settled in with the papers, ordering the two strips of bacon, eggs over medium, country potatoes, fruit cup and coffee when seven-thirty rolled around.

Finished up at close to nine, a good half an hour later than I had yesterday. Was there that much more to read? Felt pretty good walking home, more clear headed than in recent day's was the thought, but didn't remember to look and check to see if they'd made progress on the street construction going on across from the café. Had they finished it and so I didn't notice or was I just in my rut, not thinking? Clear headed, but not thinking?

Stuck my head in and made an appointment to get a haircut late tomorrow morning, good, on to take the usual picture below the Lakeview school and another of a window display reminding me Halloween is on the way. The usual selfie in the apartment house lobby.

Started the laundry after posting yesterday's entry. Another work like hell in putting it off to finally just do it and note how easy it was to get it done. But then I've said this in the past. More than once.

Later. The online map shows power being shut off within a mile of my apartment house. Going to be interesting to see how this plays out. (They've just now announced the shutoff will take effect for 800,000 people later this evening and, depending on wind damage, could last for as long as five days.)

A walk up the way to take another look at the construction going on near my apartment. Maybe I'm wrong about the apartment and condominium units as it doesn't look like there'd be enough space to build so many. Ran into a nearby resident who said the parking units they're building will be rented out to people in the area, not something they'd do, I'm guessing, if they were building parking for those units.

Evening. They're going to start shutting down the power in Sonoma, then Napa, then Marin and then here if the winds hold up. Right now they're saying they'll last through late Thursday(?), so this could go on for a while. I'm out of the power turn off area by about a mile, but, I suspect, this will get interesting. Let's hope not too interesting.

The photo up top was taken at the 2017 Folsom Street Fair with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.