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January 11, 2021


Tuesday. Got to sleep pretty much right after the one o'clock phone call and voicemail to awaken at six-fifteen to get up and take the blood pressure to find it within bounds. Back to bed to listen to Democracy Now! before getting up and walking to breakfast under clear skies, enter the indoor dining area, turn on the lights and settle in at my table with the papers.

The plain waffle with sliced bananas and strawberries, fruit cup and coffee, finishing by nine to set out for home under sunny skies feeling reasonably good I was thinking. Not really tired with the walking even with getting little to no other exercise during the day. On to take the usual pictures, take the selfie in the lobby and take the blood pressure again. Looked better than it did earlier this morning.

Called the police number and they said someone would be coming by today to pick up the guns and so settled in at the computer, pasted together (badly) the rest of yesterday's entry before posting and then started processing the pictures when a police officer called to say he was parked outside.

OK, he took a look at the guns and suggested I might want to sell them as they might have some value for collectors. Thanked him, but told him I wanted them out of the house and so he filled out the paperwork and carried them to his car. Done. Just like that.

Later. A call to the moving company to arrange the move for February 21st and that was about it for productive activity the afternoon, ending up spending most of my time on the tablet. Too easy now to put things off when the move isn't until late February.


Evening. Watched a newly released episode of Vera on Britbox on the tablet. Not sure why I like that series as much as I do. Lights out by nine-thirty again. Tired. Long day for one where I spent most of my time watching crap (except for Vera) on the tablet.

The photo up top was taken at the 2014 San Francisco Carnaval Parade with a Nikon D4s mounted with an 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.