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April 5, 2016

And Again

Tuesday. Not sure how the night went by, to bed and lights out by ten, awakening just after six, but thinking it had been an uneven night's rest. Felt pretty good, though, so maybe we don't know up from down about this sleep business. They certainly talk and write enough about it.

Anyway, an easy walk to breakfast with the sun coming up over a reasonably clear sky, the low lying clouds of recent mornings not in existence. A picture of a store front or two on the way home. I'm wondering about the thrift store up above, if it will fit in a neighborhood that's becoming ever more upscale and expensive.

You've still got a ways to go before you can call your neighborhood upscale and all that expensive.

I suppose. Still, two million bucks were spent fixing up a market/café just a few steps down the way. A million here, a million there and I'd guess you're well on you way to a less thrift shop friendly neighborhood.

The laundry is now on the last of three loads. Another hour or so and it will be done. Which is good as I'd run out of jockey shorts and had started working on the boxers. Just mentioning for reasons even I don't understand. You understand.

Later. The laundry done and folded and so a walk over to the lake in a light jacket where, it soon became obvious, a t-shirt would have been more than enough. No place I wanted to go, nothing I wanted to eat and so I sat in the sun for a while by the white column pergola. It's in the low eighties at the moment, they're saying up higher into the eighties tomorrow. Another picture of the flowering tree with a badly exposed and out of focus bee in evidence. Not as many bees as yesterday, but more than the just one lone bee of the day before.

Evening. Watched the Wisconsin primary unfold, Sanders winning and Cruz beating Trump. I'm sure the Republican establishment is looking for ways to drop the both of them, Trump and Cruz, so their convention will be more interesting than most. I'm with Sanders, of course, and hope he comes through, although the numbers say not likely. Still, he's won everything he's touched in these last primaries with New York coming up now to show us how it's going to shake out.

John Kerry holding forth on Charlie Rose and, although I watched some of it, decided it was time for bed. Syria seemed to be the topic of conversation, a name that comes up in the news now and again. And again. And again.

The photo up top was taken passing by a shop window on Grand walking home from breakfast this morning with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 24-120mm f 4.0 VR Nikkor lens.