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Here In Oakland

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October 19, 2022


Awoke early at six and so listened to the news before heading downstairs to have the usual breakfast, the temperature in the fifties and the air both foggy and smokey with warnings it's best not to go outside if you can avoid it. Fires still burning to the east. They're saying rain starting on Friday and maybe we can get rid of the wildfire smoke.

The morning walk at a quarter after nine, another new Halloween display in evidence and so a picture (could have used better processing) up top. Out the door and twenty-three minutes later home.

The blood pressure first thing in the morning (127/66, 128/68, 127/70) at eight-thirty two hours after taking the meds, and significantly lower (106/61, 90/58, 108/60) at ten thirty in an up and down cycle it's been repeating now for weeks. Is this good or bad? I did send the question to the doctor and I should get a response in another two days or so.

And such has been the morning.

The Oregon mail-in ballots were mailed today and I'm somewhat looking forward to learning who the candidates are in my new location. I listen to the local Oregon Public Broadcasting radio station most of the time and they run interviews with the state candidates, but I have no idea who the local candidates are or anything about their positions. But we'll see.

The usual get nothing much done afternoon, I'm afraid. The mornings are pretty much mapped out and I'm happy enough with how they're going, but the afternoons spent on the tablet are mostly a waste, I'm afraid, and I've not been doing much of anything in turning them around.

The photo up top was taken on my morning walk with a Nikon 1 V3 mounted with a 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 VR lens.