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WEEK 41 2011

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Saturday 15 October 2011
Saturday - update: Well, just a few working hours down in Ventura. We did a site visit out to Ojai, and NE Ventura. Did some video review, burned some DVD's for a subcontractor, and so on. Say, six hours open channel, and another six underground.

Friday 14 October 2011
Friday - update: I looked at the new iPhone 4S, very nice, and was reading reviews on the new Droid Bionic, thinking about what to get as a replacement phone, when Dave asked if I had insurance. Why, yes, so after a fairly tedious hour online I've a replacement Droid original shipping to me, sometime on Monday.

The grunion have been running, and the pelicans and harbor seals are noisily hunting them. It's kind of cool, until you've been woken up for the fourth or fifth time in an evening by a barking seal a few feet from your ear.

Book #121 was Neptune Crossing, by Jeffrey Carver. Again, eh. Written well enough, but not very thrilling. On the other hand, it was a free Kindle book, so...

Thursday 13 October 2011

Thursday - update: My friend Dave has been keeping his new kayak on my boat, and I've paddled it about the last couple of mornings. It is a shell type, that you sit inside, considerably lighter than my sit on type kind. It is easy to move on/off the boat, and to carry about. It moves easily in the water, turns quickly, but doesn't track as well as the my longer kayak, and seems a bit more sensitive to winds, but very nice overall.

I was a little embarrassed when Dave told me that he hadn't actually used it himself, yet.

Wednesday 12 October 2011

Wednesday  - update: The big news is that I managed to drop my phone into Channel Islands Harbor in the morning. Usually I'm pretty careful, and put it in a pocket, but I'd already gotten off the boat and realized that the fore hatch was still open. So I hopped back aboard, and bending over to close it heard a distinct "kerplop". At first I thought I'd kicked a loose tool or fitting over the side, but then realized that my belt was empty...

Since I was keeping my hours in the (non-cloud) AK Notepad app, I have to recreate all those hours from memory. Bah.

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Tuesday - down to Ventura for a few days. Light posting, I won't be taking my laptop, there's no need for it and it's a pain to cart around.

Monday 10 October 2011

Monday - Columbus Day holiday. I was wondering why there wasn't any school traffic in the morning, and it finally came to me...

Sunday 9 October 2011

Sunday - I didn't do much.

Book #120 was The Knights of the Cornerstone, by James Blaylock. Eh. Blaylock is one of those authors, like Koontz, that doesn't do much for me, but seems very popular with others. Kind of pedestrian, not bad, but his writing just doesn't grab...

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September Sunset 2011
Photo Notes: A dramatic sunset, 2011, Lancaster, Ca.

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