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June 8, 2015

Say Nine

Monday. Lights out at a decent hour to awaken but a couple of times (if memory serves) and so I'm assuming a decent night's sleep. Why not? I guess. Anyway, up before the alarm on the clear and sunny morning to walk to breakfast and back, the weather people saying we'll see temperatures in the mid-eighties, some areas inland up to a hundred. The warmest day of the year, in other words. OK. We've achieved t-shirt weather.

Tired, when I got home, and so lying down for a while, but then up to catch a bus at eleven to the Latham Square area to take the usual set of pictures. A walk then to the City Center for a turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich on a bagel and coffee at the usual table, people about, but not all that many as the noon hour approached.

So good. Warm out there, warm in shirt sleeves rather than just a t-shirt, but not overly warm, although I understood it best to get back to the apartment before the hour grew any later and the temperature spiked. So a bus to the apartment house site bus stop, another set of apartment house construction site pictures and then home to lie down and turn on the fan. Got back inside just in time.

Later. I'd describe the afternoon as slow and tired, tired without being able to go to sleep. Upon us old age doth creep.

Still, processed today's photographs, just not in one session. Tired was not up for finishing them in one session. It's now approaching six and we're looking forward to getting to bed early, see if we can't get tired out of our system. Or something like that.

I did run the Protime blood test this morning and got the call late this afternoon from the nurse who said all seemed better. Continue on this week with the new dosage and we'll see how it looks next test on Monday. You nod your head, you say “OK”, but you really have no clue about the reality in anything they're saying.

Evening. Managed to spend an hour watching whatever on the tablet, decided finally to have a shot of the Jack Daniels from the small bottle I'd picked up on Saturday and see if Mr. Daniels is of any aid in turning the lights out and getting to sleep early (by say nine).

The photo up top was taken at the San Francisco 2015 Carnaval Parade with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.