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October 28, 2008

From The Outside
Tuesday. Breakfast at nine with Ms. T, in part to compare picture frames, she bringing two she'd found at Target, I bringing my standard snap together frame I've been buying for years now from Light Impressions. I liked the Target frames quite apart from the fact they cost half to a third as much as mine. Yes, the Light Impressions frames are more sturdy, aluminum and non reflective glass, but design is everything in the framing business and you only notice the difference up really close if you can notice at all.

Ms. T recently sprained her ankle, so we traded sprained ankle stories, my jammed toes feeling much better this morning. My decision to call the doctor has been put on hold, anything to skip calling the doctor, but all the signs are good signs and I think I'll do a bit of walking later today. I think they recommend walking: don't overdo it, but get out of the house before your feet atrophy and your toes fall off.

Later. A walk, a short walk down the way to shoot the Chevron sign, having thought earlier this morning was it $3.43 yesterday or was it $3.45? I think I was setting myself up to come back and take the picture, a reason to “get outside”. Are you tricking yourself into doing something when you know you're tricking yourself into something? Maybe, who knows, but the foot held up walking along the sidewalk and, as I sit having just returned, it feels pretty good.

A note on the scaffolding that's been up outside my balcony window now for what's going into a third week: they put this stuff up yesterday, all in one day, so something is now happening. I guess they're simply going to cover over the existing facade with a new facade (they've tacked up a tar paper like covering to the exterior behind the curtains) and whatever was leaking was evidently leaking coming in from the outside. No more coming in from the outside.

The photograph was taken this morning by Ms. T at breakfast with a Nikon D3 mounted with a 24 - 70mm f 2.8 Nikkor G lens at 1/3rd second, f 2.8, ISO 200.