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May 16, 2022


Monday. A decent night's sleep, I'm guessing. Up at six-thirty to have breakfast downstairs in the kitchen, Special K with Red Berries, orange juice, coffee and a banana, no pouring orange juice into the cereal this morning. Once we can write off as bizarre, won't happen again, twice would indicate a problem. Ah, well.

The blood pressure looked good again, we'll do the walk later and see if that seems to correlate with it going even lower. A call blocked by my iPhone turned out to be from Kaiser for another session with a Physician's Assistant to go over whatever symptoms I might be experiencing. Managed to call them back after disabling the iPhone “don't ring when the caller isn't listed in my contacts list” feature and scheduling another call for tomorrow morning.

Later. Took the walk just after nine-thirty again, taking the usual minimal set of four pictures, many at spots I've photographed before, returned feeling pretty good. Sat for a while before lying down and listening to the news to let things settle before taking the blood pressure again and again it was points lower, but not as many points lower than it had been yesterday. Still low, the way you hope it will be, so feeling better.

Started the laundry. I've been putting it off for a week, but the t-shirts and shorts are running low and it was time. Two loads, but in what are now old machines and it takes hours to wash and dry two loads. Not that we don't have time to spare here bouncing around here inside the house.

Lying on the bed in the house.

Again, plenty of time to do the laundry and so no complaints.

The photo up top was taken at the San Francisco 2016 How Weird Street Faire with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.