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February 15, 2016

Is Enough

Monday. I seem to have turned the lights out relatively early last night and then slept right on through until not long after six, a good night's rest. One day you do, one day you don't, and this morning's don't, fortunately, is only just a little off the desired mark. Might even call this uneven series of nights OK, not bad, could be worse.

But you do go on about it.

Not a lot else on your mind at six in the morning, although I notice memories of it seem to go quickly and you have to work at it to recall exactly what happened and how it may have gone well before noon.

Anyway, another holiday, a drive to breakfast with the weather people saying highs today up in the seventies. They're forecasting rain come Wednesday, emphasizing we often get a week or two of clear weather in February, but the rains can then return and catch up. So fingers crossed. That El Niño is still out there doing it's thing, let's hope the high pressure ridge that's keeping the storms away craps itself out. Disappears. Goes away. Today. Soon.

Later. Some signs of life at the Avévista apartment complex heading out this noon hour to the 7-11 look-alike. I'm not sure those are tenants, more likely apartment managers (who may or may not have moved into the complex) or workers in the building office. Doesn't much matter, people are obviously on the way, but excuse enough for a picture.

They're still out of Good & Plenty at the look-alike and so a roll of Necco wafers that I ate on the way back to the apartment. Not much of a walk on a sunny day, t-shirt weather, but at least a trip outside the house. Had a very brief, very light ocular symptom visit that passed quickly after lying down for ten minutes. Best I hadn't walked on to have a bagel with cream cheese on the way back, something I'd thought to do until the symptoms began to arrive. Ocular wafers?

But again, a nice day, but I now need to prepare to make calls tomorrow to get the few last pieces for this change in health insurance coverage in place. Still fighting it, but we're now into the last needed tasks and I want it done tomorrow. (Or I'm screwed.)

Sounds like you're still cajoling, trying to get yourself started.

Anything that works.

Evening. Watched Democracy Now go through Scalia's passing and the Republican debate as has every other news program on the American planet this day. Enough for the while. It's not going away. For a while.

Nothing on television, not much I seem to be able to get into on the tablet. Charlie Rose at eight, the hour about Scalia and the court. Watched a couple of minutes of it, but that was enough. Enough is enough.

The photo up top was taken at the 2012 San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade with a Nikon D3s mounted with an 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II Nikkor lens (at ISO 5,000).