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July 22, 2017


Saturday. It took time to get to sleep last night, but awoke, none the less, at six-fifteen (just about right) to get up and head out to breakfast with all three papers in tow, the sky clear, the temperature reasonably good in a t-shirt and light summer jacket.

The Eggs Benedict, country potatoes, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast, a pound over the target one-fifty on the scale, so no reason not celebrate being back home?

And sliding back into your same old rut?

Well, we'll see. Some thinking about what might be nice to change, if anything is to change. So we'll see. Things will or they won't.

The gas price dropped eight cents while I was gone and so a picture that I also used for yesterday's entry, getting a little gamble and subterfuge in before nine in the morning. A pandorea flower appearing while I was gone as well as the usual picture or two walking back to the apartment. Had this bike been vandalized while I was gone? Stripped to the frame? Thought maybe so and took a picture.

Later. Haven't gone out yet, rationalizing they're delivering these last ten days of mail soon and I want to be here to make sure I'm here to receive it, but knowing, realistically, it wouldn't matter if it was delayed until Monday when I'll be out for a root canal (Monday). Just lazy, I guess, but clear headed enough to take the blame, anyway, in not going by the farmers market or walking the lake.

The trip north hasn't put any stop to the babble, I see.

Later still. Heard the front door buzzer sound in another apartment (I think it was another apartment) and so went downstairs to discover the various prescriptions and magazines I was waiting on had arrived, along with a bunch of stuff that went straight into the trash, and so put everything away in its place and set out to the local burger drive-in to pick up a grilled chicken sandwich. Too warm in a long sleeved shirt at three in the afternoon.

And so you didn't walk the lake?

Tomorrow. The lake. Tomorrow after the Amazon deliveries.

Evening. Some television and to bed. Didn't have any interest in watching anything on the tablet, although I should track down the movies and series my cousins said they liked before I forget them. Easier and easier to forget such things these days I'm afraid.

The photo up top was taken on Lakeshore yesterday afternoon with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 24-120mm f 4.0 VR Nikkor lens.