Friday, February 26, 2016

Church Street…where Dean announced his candidacy and Bernie has his Senate and Presidential campaign offices...



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  1. Sis had her post-op checkup this morning and came through with flying colors.

    I finished Lorna Doone last night. What an absolutely lovely book!

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  2. Tidbit from Illinois' 11th district: The Tribune has endorsed a physicist in the Republican primary to run against the Democratic incumbent, physicist Bill Foster.

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    1. A physicist? That's interesting.

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  3. Just finished my tea a few minutes ago, a cup of Mocha Caffe and two slices of maple swirl toast. I'd been feeling lousy - nothing to put my finger on, just generally awful. It's amazing how much tea helped. And it's amazing how feeling better improves your outlook.

    The thing is, it's a vicious cycle. You don't feel well so your attitude is skewed and kind'a lousy, and then that makes you feel worse... I'm very sorry for people who get caught in the cycle or spiral as it becomes and can't pull themselves out.

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    1. Sometimes, even if you don't feel particularly hungry, a bit of food in your stomach helps.

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  4. Hurrah for Sis' good news!!

    And hurrah for tea! I think you have a British streak in you, Cat; which makes sense given your literary bent. :-)

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  5. Relaxing here, and avoiding three small jobs for a bit. I think it was last night or the night before I received an e-mail from "Bernie" asking me to sign up for phone banking here in Fresno--evidently at any one of a number of locations, or maybe just different times (I didn't' look carefully). It must be for out-of-state calls, since the California primary isn't until some time in June. I don't have time for phone banking and have a hard time believing (maybe that's just me) that it would be effective, but it is interesting that the campaign is picking up way out here.

    We had some electrical weirdness after I wired up an outlet for our new dishwasher; the old one was hard wired, and the new one has a plug. So I hooked up the old wires to a new outlet box. Then there was some weirdness (like a power surge on other circuits) when I tried the garbage disposal, which seems to be on the same circuit as the diswasher. The next evening there was a power surge that took out a circuit in the study room (where the computer is). The affected circuit breaker wouldn't reset, and the surge suppression circuitry in a plug strip I had hooked up to the uninterruptible power supply was evidently fried. So we called an electrician, who found nothing wrong with my wiring, inspected the circuit breakers and bus bars in the main electrical panel, worked the activated one back and forth a few times until it caught (hey, it had been in one position for 22 years), tested everything and gave it a clean bill of health. Glad to know that. I installed a new plug strip with surge suppression to replace the fried one, and now everything is working just fine; the old one did its job. I guess I could say it died in the line of duty.

    Off to the hospital at 6:30 Saturday morning, so I better get those small jobs out of the way. TTFN

    --Alan

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