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May.14.2012
Son Guy was up this morning, still full of energy about his new laptop. I tried to find information on wi-fi, but I was awfully slow.    Guy was so excited that we spent the day awash in cables and help from the environs of the apartment house.  We soon got ourselves thorougly  ...
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May.13.2012
Mother's Day was a little rough for our little posse.    Son Guy had been up most of the night trying to generate his laptop into action, with only limited success.  I tried to work with him in the late morning and early afternoon to get him onto the  wi-fi, after his mentor at...
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May.12.2012
Awakened today to the sound of Son Guy on the telephone, talking to some guy named John.  Several weeks ago, Guy acquired a laptop, but he had no way to activate it.  Last night, using the charger from our camera, he thought he could make it work.  "John" called Guy immediately he...
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May.11.2012
Glorious Spring weather continues the Bay Area.     Woke and trimmed my beard this morning because this is the 16th birthday of my Granddaughter, Laversa Azure Fraser.  I put on my black and red Soviet Social Realism T-shirt (a gift, many years ago, from Son (Daddy) Jason) and...
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May.10.2012
The pleasant days continue.  Having trouble with my memory.    I was up at 8 a.m. for a bathroom stop.  While at it, the people upstairs began to take a thunderous shower.  Immediately, there was our version of "agua de cielo," as water poured from the ceiling into the...
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May.09.2012
Another fine day, but I woke up a bit shaky.    Got to work around noon, and worked until after six in the evening.    Then, I wrote out a couple of important cheques, had Son Guy post them, then set to Mother's Day and  Birthday cards.  We have at least four Mothers...
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May.08.2012
Awoke refreshed.  Pleasant day.     Worked steadily until nearly seven in the evening, interrupted only by Son Jason, who brought us a nice sack of snap beans.     An interesting development was an Email from an outfit which earlier had solicited from me a small sum of...
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May.07.2012
Glorious day in San Francisco.  Warm (upper 70's), clear, sunny, with a light sea breeze.  This weather is what makes the City sparkle.      Up at ten, at my desk by 10:30.  I worked through the pile of bank statements Son Guy had stashed in a box behind our giant TV...
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May.06.2012
Another warm day.    Arranged some more papers, had another disagreement.   Son Jason appeared, and we had a chat, preparing for a birthday at week's end, as best we can.    Talked with Grace.  She was preparing a "four hour pork roast."  She sounded sunny and...
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May.05.2012
Warming day in the Bay Area, clear skies, cooler this evening, warmer yet tomorrow.    After my Epdurals yesterday, I went home and slept for eleven hours.  I woke feeling marvelous, got up, standing tall, and went to work on gathering materials for a requested meeting with the SSI...
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May.04.2012
A cool, breezy, sunny day of broken skies.    Because our shower is broken, our tub drain like-wise, and Son Guy's ribs still tender, I simply brushed my teeth, clipped my beard, splashed warm water over me, then cleaned up with baby wipes.  Doctors have long asured me that they are...
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May.03.2012
The rain passed over and the coolness continued    Son Guy is still wrestling with his sore ribs, still sleeping a lot.   In preparation for my epidural treatment tomorrow, I phoned in a number of medication prescription renewals, and then, phoned my old friend, The Shadow, in...
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May.02.2012
Turning cool, and rain on the way in the Bay Area.    Woke around eleven, did my breakfast, pills, and lung treatments.  Worked until after 4 p.m.    Son Guy slept long, and no word from Son Jason.    I watched again a chunk of Fiona Banner's interesting...
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May.01.2012
May Day was warm and quiet.    Woke after a long sleep.    Tried to deal with some technical and financial woes.    Later, I called the indomnitable BAMBO-BAMBO in the fastness of Okahoma to wish him Happy May Day.  I'm glad to report that he sounded strong and...
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Apr.30.2012
Cooling off on the Eve of May Day.    The news was dominated with political clashes over who would have been more decisive in executing Osama bin Laden.  Former President Clinton led off earlier in the week with an opinion that President Obama acted, and Mitt Romney might  have...
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