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September 9, 2021


Thursday. To sleep before eleven to awaken at six-fifteen. An OK night, I'd guess. Up to take the blood pressure and have it come in at 111/76, 109/78 and 108/65 so no med. We'll check it again when we get back from breakfast. Out the door to walk again under clear skies, the walk going quickly enough, but dragging ass just a bit as I arrived. Entered the restaurant and sat at my indoor dining area table to start on the papers. Much going on out there in the world as well as around here, quite a bit of it depressing.

If it bleeds it leads.

Indeed. The single pork chop, scrambled eggs, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee, finishing up by nine to set out for home, the sun still bright, the weather people saying the temperature will top out at seventy-one degrees later, a number I can live with. Stopped at the barber shop to make an appointment for tomorrow morning at nine-thirty on the way home from breakfast and so that's finally taken care of with the flu shot still remaining on the immediately needing to be done list.

Home to take the selfie in the lobby and then take the blood pressure again: 111/70, 109/67 and 108/65. No med this morning, we'll continue with the readings.

Later. Watched the CBS news at noon and then lied down on the bed to start watching Hotel del Luna, a Korean fantasy series on the tablet that I figured could easily turn out to be silly and not worth the effort as others of its type have so many times demonstrated in the past, but gave it a try anyway and it sucked me in through the first and then into the second hour long episode. It's quite possible it will deteriorate into silliness, but so far it's kept my interest. Finished the afternoon with the mid-day news and then went into the evening watching the Nationals-Braves tie in the ninth and go into extended innings.

Evening. The Braves pulled it out in the tenth and so checked out Vera at eight, one I'd seen before but remembered little after the first few scenes and so to bed, taking the blood pressure one last time, the readings now all coming in at the 130's over the sixties and seventies, and so took the med. Lights out by ten after the KQED six minute news.

The photo up top was taken at the 2015 Medicare 50th Anniversary demonstration/celebration at Oakland City Hall with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 24-120mm f 4.0 VR Nikkor lens.