WEEK 41 2011
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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
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
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
Since I was keeping my hours in the (non-cloud) AK Notepad app, I have
to recreate all those hours from memory. Bah.
11 October 2011
- 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.
- Columbus Day holiday. I was wondering why there wasn't any school
traffic in the morning, and it finally came to me...
- 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...