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September 22, 2015

And Done

Tuesday. Definitely cooler through the night, although it still required the fan. Awoke but once and then just briefly, early enough in the evening I'm not sure it should even count, so a good night's sleep. Up just before six to again open the sliding glass balcony door and screen wide to the outside air. They're saying twenty degrees cooler today and I'm holding them to it! Hup!

Breakfast, a quick trip across the street afterward to photograph the gas station sign. The price hadn't changed, but the sign was now displaying the price of premium where for these last few days it had been dark. Talk about being absorbed by piddly-dit shit. Well, true, but we say it keeps us active, up, out and about.

I could see the bus coming in the distance as I took the picture beside the station and so scooted back across against the light just as it arrived and so the bus home. The day starts with excitement.

You might want to start this over.

I might.

Later. Still cool now that it's well into the afternoon, a walk to the 7-11 look-alike for an ice cream bar and a swing back by the apartment house site to take more pictures. Not clear what they're doing to the courtyard area in back, but they're obviously setting forms in place to pour something.

It's overcast with some sun now and again, a breeze picking up intermittently while walking, opening the glass door open again to cool the apartment. It seems to retain warmth more efficiently than it should for a reason that eludes me.

Again, no desire to go anywhere, it took a couple of hours to talk myself into heading out for the ice cream. Not upset, just, well, lethargic. I'd think more about it, more fully analyze the reason or reasons why, but I'm evidently too lethargic to make the effort.

Later still. An aspect of the, um, lethargy is my unwillingness to go back and check to be sure I haven't used any of the pictures I use up top or behind the logo in the past. I'm suspecting I've used both of the photographs I scrambled just now to put in place today. Then again, nobody's writing grades or giving out demerits.

I still seem to be happy enough (no bitching, no complaining) processing the pictures as I take them. Didn't want to do anything much today, but still went through the pictures without a problem. So good. One hopes the pictures aren't due to go into remission. Similarly with my avoiding the posting of the construction stuff to the web. Way behind. Am I up for putting a section together today?

Don't make promises you can't deliver.

I can always go back and erase it if that turns out to be the case.

Evening. This last day of summer has ended much as it started, cool out there, cool in here, maybe this summer hot spell is over and done.

The photo up top was taken at last month's Oakland Art & Soul Festival with a Nikon D4s mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.