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September 6, 2018


Thursday. Lights out at a decent hour to awaken at six-twenty, running a few minutes late. OK, up and out the door to walk to breakfast on another overcast morning, the restaurant open when I arrived just after seven. Sounds about like most mornings heading for breakfast, the head seemingly clear, yes, but too early to tell.

The two strips of bacon, scrambled eggs, country potatoes, toast, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast. Not sure why two strips of bacon when I order bacon or the one pork chop when I order pork chops, but maybe I'll be able to admit to a lesser crime when the final trumpet blows and we face our transgressions before the man looking down from behind the lectern.

Babble, babble.

Still overcast on the way home, the usual pictures to include one of the shop window I haven't photographed in a while as well as just one this time of a guy on a scooter.

The blood pressure had been 115/88 when I got up, it was 97/67 at ten after I'd done yesterday's journal edit and post, pretty much the same readings as I'd gotten at these same times yesterday morning. It's been three full days since I've taken the blood pressure med and so far it's been weird, but docile.

And you haven't really done anything but talk about it here.

I know, I know.

Later. So far, so good. A bus not long after noon to the ATM on Broadway, a bus straight home. No thought to take any pictures at the two construction sites, although I'd taken the camera.

Home to start three loads of laundry. A sign of energy and clear headed strength? That or the fact I was getting low on jockey shorts? But again, so far so good, certainly better than we done yesterday.

Evening. Laundry, done, folded and hung. Searched for photographs I've taken in the past of my Aunt Francis who passed away recently at the age of one hundred and six, the family getting together on Bainbridge Island in a memorial and asking for pictures. Search as I might, starting yesterday and now today, not many found, the trouble being my inventory (where to find what?) and the number of pictures I've actually managed over these many years.

Lights out after the six minute NPR news that started at ten.

At the 2016 Oakland Chinatown StreetFest taken with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.