Archive for June, 2016

Back home again

Posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2016 at 1:39 pm

Arrived in Brenham 48 hours ago.  Getting settled back in, and Myka is assured that I’m not running off again in the immediate future.  She hasn’t stopped hitting me up for treats, though.  Nothing quite like the La-Z-Boy to ease my bones.

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Purchased a new 35 mm film scanner to scan photos from Esther’s.  The visit was an enjoyable one.  Lots of 36-39 year old memories.  It was a good time, and I have a list of subjects for scanning.  The sad part is seeing how few of the original cast and crew are left.

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It was a good month for seeing my animal friends, and human friends as well, though the animals did get the bulk of my time.  But it’s good to be back home with my own little diva.

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The battery held up fine, nothing out of the ordinary, though I should probably stick the new battery charger on it to see how far down it went since the top off when it went dead a couple of weeks ago.  With all the daytime highway miles since, it should be right up at max charge, unless there is a problem with the electrical system, like brushes on the alternator.

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Learning Guy Clark’s Homegrown Tomatoes, inspired by the ones I picked in Austin.  I haven’t played much music this month, mostly learning No Banker Left Behind.  So my pads are a tiny bit soft.

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June was an expensive month, but I still managed to put away funds toward the new laptop.  While high rolling in Austin, I still spent less on food than average.  Part of that was due to Doug and Ellen’s cooking.

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Well, summer is here, as expected.  A shift from low 90’s of June to mid-90’s of July is kicking right in on schedule.  It’s been fairly moderate so far with all the humidity from the heavy rains.

 

Austin again

Posted on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 at 9:23 am

Third day in Austin, taking care of the Tootoos and Monsters.  Been taking advantage of the local eateries, mostly shrimp and chicken (stir fry, grilled, sweet and sour, with plenty of rice and veggies).  Also a chunk of baby back ribs that I brought with me.  It’s been a splurge, but I can afford it.

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Monday is the day I head to Esther’s to select photos for the coffee table book.  Until then, I will probably be lazy.  Still sleeping a lot.

Almost recovered

Posted on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 1:57 am

Been sleeping like a rock since I got back Sunday, sometimes five times a day.  I take that as a sign of being tired.

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But I am coming around.  Grilled a sirloin steak and some beef sausage today.  Took a long soak in a warm tub that stayed warm afterwards.  So I’m starting to get a little steam back.

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Headed out mid-week for Austin, so the rest will come in handy.  A six day stay, with looking at proofs included..

packing

Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 5:46 am

Today is packing day, preparing for my return to Brenham.  It’s also my last full day of chores.  So it will be a fairly busy day, though not what you’d call back breaking.  I never got that unpacked.

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I had a number of plans for my time here that didn’t get done, mostly computer stuff and research, and I have to point to the furniture.  It just isn’t comfy enough to stay at the computer that long.  But no biggie.  Nothing was that time critical.

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Looking forward to seeing that moody cat of mine.  And I’ll be glad to have my La-Z-Boy.

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I still need to think about the Austin run.  And medical stuff.  And new computer stuff.  And projects.  And…

1st weekend

Posted on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 1:37 am

Approaching the halfway point in Bryan, things are quiet.

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Squirt now naps in my lap.  I’d call that progress.

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I think the rain is going to end tomorrow, for a few days, at least.