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May 14, 2019


Tuesday. Lights out by about the same time, fifteen minutes before ten, to awaken an hour early and then doze off and on until six to get up and head out the door on another overcast, but not overly cold morning to find the restaurant open and the day underway. As said, an uneven night's sleep, but feeling pretty good.

The two strips of bacon, eggs over medium, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast over the papers finishing up by eight-thirty and heading out for home, the sky still overcast, the usual pictures on the way to include the required selfie in the lobby when I got home.

Nothing on the schedule for the day, but we're due to get in a walk and so the task is to find an argument that works to get my ass out the door before the mind says stop.

Later. Finished processing the How Weird Street Faire pictures, something I was accustomed to accomplishing within a day or two of covering an event, most of them with many more pictures than I took this time. Then again there are other sections I haven't finished yet so we'll look at that, maybe do something to catch up.

You won't.

I'm no longer sure you're right. I'm hallucinating thinking that some of these procrastinations of mine can be turned around.

A very short walk up and back from the construction site just up the street. Minimal change noted, some more interior finishing board stacked in the open under plastic.

Received a new SIM card from Consumer Cellular that I traded with my now old provider's T-Mobile card in the mail this afternoon, thereby cutting my monthly phone bill down to nineteen dollars a month from forty-seven. Well, that was what they said. We'll know when the first bill comes in to see if there's any “extras”. Trading out the SIM's was easy, although, having replaced the old battery in the phone in the past, I assumed you needed to take the back of the iPhone off in order to do it when the SIM arrived. I was lucky not to fry the damned thing and finally looked up how it's done on the web. No opening of the phone required. But we're babbling here.

Evening. Watched the first part of a Danish two part series set in Cambodia, a U.N. group looking for war criminals after the fall of the Pol Pot regime. Different, but it kept me watching. Headed for bed and the tablet before eight.

The photo up top was taken at the How Weird Street Faire with a Nikon D500 mounted with a 24-120mm f 4.0 VR Nikkor lens.