WEEK 11 2008
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17 March 2002
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- I'd actually thought about staying in Oxnard for the weekend, but the
wallet fiasco put an end to that. And the weather was predicted to be
pretty bad - stormy even. A dry cold front with high winds. Not good
sailing weather. So from shirt sleeves in Ventura it was a shocking
migration to the cold and windy in Lancaster.
But it gave me a chance to pick up a couple of items at yard sales Saturday morning.
Carpet remnant: $20.00
Small desk: $6.00
Coffee Pot: $2.00
Clothes basket $0.25
I think that should do me. It's a small room after all, just a place to hang my hat during the
And, indeed, there was some new snow on the hills around the Antelope
Valley today, so the weather people weren't completely crazy.
A web page devoted to the Sun and it's solar cycle: SOLARCYCLE 24.com.
Youtube: modern cannister shot.
Friday 14 March
- put in a days work, then headed home. The Friday freeway traffic
seemed oddly light. Perhaps I'm just becoming accustomed to driving in
the big city conditions?
I left my wallet with cash and credit cards at home this week, so I was
bumming money and food off my friends (Thanks!). But going
home the gas gauge started looking ominously low. It's hard to guess at
gas consumption with the city driving I'd done during the week. I
thought I had
enough, but looking at the indicated eight-of-a-tank decided that the
old saw about an ounce of prevention being
worth a pound of cure applied. Or, in this case, a gallon of
cure. Rooting around in the bottom of my luggage and car cup holder I
came up with about eight dollars in change and loose bills. It came to
just over two gallons of gas, but the peace of mind was worth the
embarrassment of paying for gas in quarters,nickels and dimes.
It's been a while since I had to do that. One forgets the minor
annoyances and petty irritations of being poor after a while. Hopefully
it'll be another decade or two before I repeat that particular scene.
13 March 2008
- got home early
at a reasonable time. Didn't know what to do with myself.
Tech Support. Heh. Or, rather, eh.
Wednesday 12 March 2008
- learned a little bit about Manifold.
Warm evenings. It seems strange to look up and see Orion, and be
comfortable in shirt sleeves, rather than bundled up and freezing.
Tuesday 11 March 2008
- back to work. Came home just beat.
The time change?
It's been unseasonably warm, both in Lancaster and Ventura. It's odd to
look up and see the Orion constellation - and be comfortable in shirt
sleeves. Very odd.
And yes, the sky really was that purple color in the morning. Not a
Monday 10 March 2008
- appointment with the eye doc. Bouncing back from the dilating drops
takes longer and longer as the years go by. This time it was probably
four or five hours until I could function well, and early evening
before I felt comfortable. It seemed a better idea to wait on driving
down - no sense in dealing with the glare from any residual effects on
a night drive in the evening.
Sunday 9 March 2008
- feeling a bit under the weather. I had plans, but just stayed around
the house mostly, doing small things.
I did read Book #10,
by Niven and Lerner. I'd given it to my brother at Christmas, then
borrowed it back a month ago, and had forgotten that I had it until I
went to the (overflowing) books-to-be-read section and saw it there. I
liked it. In fact it's the best Niven in a while. There wasn't much new
in it, but what was there was well done. Okay, the plot was a bit thin
in places, but I liked the back story of what the puppeteers' did and
I see there is a sequel coming out. I probably won't buy it, but I'll
watch for it at the library.