WEEK 32 2017
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Saturday - I talked to G a bit about computers
earlier, and sent him a couple of links to decent college laptops from the
Microsoft Store, but he says they are are of stock. He'll probably
want to go shopping for something before college starts in a couple of
Chuck has reserved a campsite in a field near Rexburg, Idaho.
Apparently it's about 250' from the path of center of totality - can't get
much better than that. I am cheap, and was thinking a BLM land site
somewhere, but this is better. It sounds like the hosts really are
trying to make it a nice camping experience, and it's nice to have a
reservation ready at the end of a 1,000 mile drive.
I'll probably drive up to C's Thursday or Friday, we'll head to Rexburg on
Saturday, have a lay over day on Sunday, observe the eclipse and drive back
to Minden on Monday - he has to be at work on Tuesday, because he's out of
town for another engagement on Friday. Should be easily doable with
Friday - Hot. Did a 7.74
mile walk in the morning, got out at 8am for a change, so it wasn't too
toasty during the walk.
Sadly the city has decided to cut down all the wonderful shade trees that
line the avenues. Horrible to see, and a surprise. Apparently all of
them. Incompetent, uncaring, corrupt losers and jerks, the whole city
S says she ordered a new radio for her car, and ordered the identical model
for mine, an early Birthday present! Like me she really enjoys
books-on-tape (CD's these days) on long trips and was horrified earlier in
the year when I told her my CD player was kaput in the Explorer. When she
heard I had 800 miles back and forth to Minden, longer if I go to Martinez
on my way home, she decided to fix my lack at the same time she replaced her
own recently failed unit.
Thursday 10 August
Thursday - A
friend contacted me, said he was going to view the total eclipse in a couple
of weeks, and did I want to go? I hadn't planned on going - it's a 1,000
miles each way, but he volunteered to use his car from near Reno, to Idaho,
about 700 miles. The Explorer has a few hundred miles in it I guess.
I can swing by Bob's place in Martinez, say "hi" and go over the tools that
he says are for grabs, on the way back.
Wednesday 9 August
Tuesday - Warm, in the 90's. I did my
walk in the morning, 6 miles, and went through about a liter and a half of
water, but wasn't in distress. I didn't get out until almost 9am, but
it wasn't too bad out.
Did some Nope! programming stuff afterwards.
I noticed some birds eating out of Z's bowl. I didn't see him this
morning. It wouldn't surprise me if he is someone's cat, but is too
much of an escape artist to keep inside.
Monday - Hot, in the 90's.
It was definitely Z cat, he actually came up to the french doors and looked
in, much to Jim's excitement. He looks OK, thin but with a glossy
coat. Has a huge appetite.
Sunday - Hot.
Did some shopping in the morning, and not much else, recovered from a bad