WEEK 25 2016
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Saturday - Very hot, about 100F. Glen came
over again and we installed the little mechanical a/c unit in the dining
room. Even with things labeled and pictures from last year it took all
We then netted my peach tree, and Sheryl's, then had lunch (brisket!) at
Then I took him home, it was too hot to work any more and I was pretty
The neighbor across the street was playing his music loud again. Loud enough
to be heard through my closed doors and windows, over my running air
conditioner and the game on TV. I believe it was something to do with "crack
Time to move.
Friday - Hot, but bearable.
Glen came over and we finished the little planter, over Riley's grave. It's
good to get it done, finally. It needs plants and such, but the structure
and soil is in.
I tried not to do any heavy lifting or moving, but it's hard not to pick up
tools and go at at it.
It's also nice to get the patio back - it's where I've been keeping the
tools and such, and also a giant pile of dirt that was left over from tomato
bed rehabilitation, that was meant for the new planter and which I didn't
want to move twice.
I talked to a neighbor who recently put up a For Sale sign. It turns out
it's already sold, a smaller house than mine, for $5k more than he was
asking. I think it's time I did the same.
Starting to get hot.
I was pretty beat, and my back hurt, so didn't do much.
Wednesday - I did some yard work in the
morning, then essentially passed out on the couch in the afternoon. Still
Tuesday - Household chores, bills, quarterly
Monday - Too tired to move.
Sunday - I took BART into San Francisco to
meet up with my friends. The line now is non-stop from the North
Concord/Martinez station, one needn't transfer at Rockridge Station to get
across the bay. Indeed the line now goes all the way past SFO down to
Milpitas somewhere. The cars are a bit dingy and beat up from what I
remember from 30 years ago, but work well enough.
My friends daughter has a rent controlled apartment there. At one time she
had a number of roommates, but as time passed they left and her financial
circumstances improved, so now she has it to herself and has made it into a
We had a nice lunch, a little photo session in a nearby park, then S and I
headed back south. R & K are flying to Ohio tomorrow to visit with
We had a pretty good trip back. There was a moderate amount of traffic, but
so it goes. The state is too busy spending money on the "Railroad to
Nowhere" to have any available for a desperately needed third lane on the
I-5 corridor. There is a semi-truck every eighth of a mile or so, so it's
really one lane, with the excitable people passing on the right in between
trucks, because the average of 80mph is just too
slow for them....