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July 11, 2017


Tuesday. An uneven night, I'm afraid, with difficulty getting to sleep. At least awakened later than usual, six-fifteen, which guaranteed the East Bay Times had arrived as I set out to walk to breakfast.

The plain waffle with sliced bananas and strawberries with the fruit cup and coffee for breakfast, the sun having broken through the overcast by the time I set out for home to start the laundry and think about what was needed to prepare for tomorrow's drive to Portland. The first day of the drive, I'm allowing myself three days, although it may well come together in two.

So far, so good, the laundry underway and the head reasonably clear except for the sinus-upper palate thing. Batteries to charge, packing to do, maybe fit a nap in after the laundry to, um, prepare. Might take those three travel days if I end up spending tomorrow morning finishing what I should have done today.

Later. Laundry done, hung and folded, various batteries charged, a couple of camera firmware updates installed and the cameras packed. Still need to look at that laptop to see what I can do to make it worthwhile to take on the trip after I pickup a grilled cheese sandwich from the burger drive-in for lunch.

Feeling better, not sure why, but encouraged, the sinuses better, maybe just that. Deadlines good for clearing one's head?

Evening. Not sure about the laptop finding I had much to do to get it ready, even for just email, none of the photo editing software yet installed. I'm guessing (more than guessing) I'm going to be offline for the next ten days, but maybe that's good, maybe get my head out of this curious need to babble.

The photo up top was taken at the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.