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December 15, 2016

A Lot

Thursday. Another (what I'm thinking) decent night's sleep assuming, when I awoke at six-twenty, that it was probably raining with the sound of what I thought was wind jarring the bedroom windows. Thinking it was raining until I got to the open to the outside weather stairwell and saw it wasn't. Raining.

OK, take no chances, drive to breakfast anyway to have the plain waffle with sliced bananas and strawberries, fruit cup and coffee. They hadn't introduced a new menu today as we were expecting. I didn't ask. The menu with its higher prices will come soon enough.

Still not raining as I drove home, still not raining as I look out the window at nine-thirty. But it's coming. You can tell it's coming. Things to do. Half a dozen Latham Square photographs to size and send to NOW, a Landscape Architecture magazine, that wants to use them in a story they're running next February, an email arriving requesting them yesterday afternoon. That and finalize the last few tweaks to the Mindwarp draft and forward it to the author. Just enough to keep us busy on a soon to be rainy Thursday.

Later. The photographs are done and sent. Good. Raining now at one in the afternoon, but still without the wind they were projecting or coming down as hard as they were fearing. Maybe later. Still have a small section of the Mindwarp draft copy to finish that requires some research, but progress. Quite a bit.

Ah, just now a message on television: flash flood warnings in Marin, Sonoma and other northern counties. Flash floods and a lot of rain.

Evening. Spent time on the tablet, watched Democracy Now! when it came on at five-thirty. Well, some of it. Raining hard out there now, maybe drive in the morning, maybe not. They're saying it will stop by eight or nine tonight. Nothing on television, the PBS stations are all raising money. For some reason the programs they choose to run, targeted at older PBS types, interest me not a lot.

The photo up top was taken at the Avévista apartments in November 2015 with a Nikon D4 mounted with a 24-120mm f 4.0 VR Nikkor lens.