WEEK 27 2011
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Saturday - on the road, delivering N back to San Francisco, then over
to Martinez, where I'll do some more remodeling work.
First impressions on the house: K
did a good job, but not much else was done in the two months since I
was last here. Well, Dad told me once that I'd have to "take up the
slack" when he was gone, but I'm not sure he realized just how much slack there'd be.
- A nice day of relaxing, lunch at Hoppe's. In the evening we started
cleaning and picking up, checkout is at 10:00am tomorrow.
Crowds at the beach:
Thursday 7 July 2011
- read over the last few days, Book
the Alamo: Davy Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas
by James E. Crisp. It was recommended by some blog, and at first I was
unimpressed. But, as the historian and author works his way into the
history of what happened to Davy, and to a number of others, both
American and Texan, it got more interesting.
Book #72 was Angelmass,
by Timothy Zahn. A workmanlike book that eventually just sort of
petered out without much of a conclusion.
I hung out with R at the beach
all afternoon, determined to watch the sun go down:
6 July 2011
Wednesday - Another beautiful day.
Sadly my sister, V, had to
head home. She took M with
her, to be dropped off at a BART station near SF.
photographer...I do love that 300mm stabilized lens.
Roller Derby is still
Looking down the parade route:
5 July 2011
- A nice relaxing day after the chaos of the parade...
Mayor and grandkids?
The Atascadero High School Band, in marching order.
Roger and one of his Bubble Machines.
- I invited my sister down for a couple of days, as we had some rooms
free, and she kindly chauffeured down my friend's daughter N from San Francisco, and the
daughter's friend M. They
arrived before the big parade and road closure, so everything was cool
there... N is a blond this
trip. Last time brunette, the time before that kind of ...pinkish... I
believe. Ah, to be young and stylish...
We had V park in the drive, up
away from the crowds collecting on the sides of the road.
Before the Parade: Color Guard and Atascadero High School Band assemble.
The parade will lead off with a Dodge Viper from the Sheriff's
Annnnndddd, they're off...
- on the road yesterday, mid-day Saturday, after 1:00pm. Just a lot of
errands to do in the morning.
The route was intended to be the CA-138 to the I-5, the I-5 to the
CA-46, the Ca-46
to the HWY-1, but apparently CalTrans had decided to neck the
the I-5, down to a single lane for
the holiday. Warnings of big delays
were displayed on the illuminated signs, so I took the CA-166 exit off
the I-5 instead.
It is windy and slow usually, not nearly as "fast" a road as CA-46 on a
good day, and I expected the diverted traffic to make it even slower.
Instead it was almost deserted, making for clear smooth driving.
In fact, I arrived before my friends at the rental, and opened the
place up, since the rental agent just left the keys in the mailbox (not
too much crime in Cayucos). It was warm and sunny...
It remained clear over night, no marine layer, very unusual for
Cayucos, and the temperature was in the 70's during the day - very
nice. We did a bit of yard sale searching Sunday morning, as my
friend's wife's luggage somehow didn't make it into their car, and they
feel like buying stuff retail for just a week at the beach. She found
she needed, washed it, and was set. Set for mocking, that is...
Book #70 was The Players
of Null-A, by A.E. Van Vogt, sequel to #69, The World of Null-A.
I finished Book #68, The Silkie
and #69 The World of
Null-A, by A.E. Van Vogt, on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.
Not much to say, these are old reprint paperback books, off my shelf,
written in the 1950's I think, and have the thin "outline-ish" feel of
books generated from short stories or serialized novella's of that era.
Not bad, but not really to the modern taste. Van Vogt was mocked, I
think, for thinking that a philosophy like General Semantics could
actually make a difference in how people thought...