WEEK 37 2008
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Saturday 13 September 2008
- I took it easy, resting that sore foot.
There is so much to do, that it's a huge temptation to be
out-and-about. To go get the battery swapped out at Sears, get the new
Neal Stephenson book at Barnes & Noble, to go to the library, or to
wash the car. The lawn could use mowing, though another week won't hurt
it. I'm also out of groceries, or nearly so: no bagel for breakfast,
oatmeal instead. I used the last of the sugar, so it'll be black coffee
On the other hand, I got a lot of napping and catching up on the TIVO done.
Friday 12 September
- a day longer than I'd hoped for, shorter than I'd feared.
When you work for yourself you learn to set a goal, and stick
to it. Nobody is there looking over your shoulder, no one to tell you
to hang in there. It's hot, there are bugs, and your feet are so tired
that they are literally going numb by later afternoon. Your help, the county worker, is
long gone. A bunch of the stuff he did is wrong, so you are doing your
job, and redoing his, too. A little voice tells you that you could take
it easy, quit now and do the rest on Monday, and no one will know the
difference, will know that you could have finished today.
No one but you.
I was driving east down the 118 and had the radio on, after work. The news came that
they were closing Topanga Boulevard to exiting traffic, because of a
MetroLink crash. I assumed it was another idiot, trying to sneak
across the train tracks in the commute traffic and getting whacked. I was
selfishly irritated by the slowing of traffic and congestion on the
freeway. Cops and emergency vehicles kept streaming by. A bit
later, talking to my Dad on the cell I learned that the accident was far
more serious, two trains colliding, the Metro and a freight, people
dead. A terrible thing.
I put a quarter on the evening game, the Ranger's versus Oakland.
Last I heard it was 6:0, Rangers. Oddly I haven't heard from Dad about
the games' outcome... I visited Arlington Stadium once, on a business
trip to Fort Worth. It was a snug place, small and steep as I recall,
well lit for a night game. I had a Ranger's cap that I picked up there
for years, gone now, as is my Pirate's cap from Pittsburgh. That was
before the big strike, so it was a while ago.
Looks like another 25 cents in the bank!
Scruffy looking bird. Seed eater, by the shape of the beak.
Thursday 11 September
- another long day. But I'm not particularly tired, for some unknown
Another day of work tomorrow, then I can decide whether to sail on
Saturday, or head up to Lancaster. The thing is, I have to go to
Lancaster anyway, business stuff. I could sail, then go up, but it
seems silly to do the drive up and back for one day. So, probably I'll
sail next weekend. Gives me time to clean up some stuff and fix some
things on the boat.
How many times can one Statue
of Liberty be destroyed? [via Gravity Lens]
Another 'found CD':
Wednesday 10 September 2008
- another long day, but I went down to the boat afterwards, at dusk.
She's dirty, but in good condition. I ran the diesel for 20 minutes,
just to charge the batteries. Looks like my old hose is gone (good
riddance to that), but the dock area is clean and safe again.
Tuesday 9 September 2008
- a somewhat shorter day, ten hours or so, since I had things to do in
the evening. I saw what I think was a Blue Heron. Big bird, Pelican
Monday 8 September 2008
- back to work. A twelve hour day, with the commute down from
I left the FM modulator gizmo with my brother, and the tapes, so he can
finish No Highway
at his leisure.
Sunday 7 September 2008
- Did the wash, then some more shopping. Then I went over and watched
the Forty-Niner's get pounded
by Arizona. Won a quarter off my Dad, too, so it was a pretty good day!