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 https://www.dezeen.com/2017/07/25/engineers-propose-solution-sinking-millennium-tower-san-francisco/

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You know life is returning to normal when I both have time to watch and to report on Anime;>.....
In this Universe witches go off to live on their own on their 15th b-day. Makoto, however, has "helicopter parents" and so has been moved to relatives in the country....delivering shocks to them and their neighbors(all the while supposedly keeping her "witchiness" undercover. Sort of a much sweeter 'Sabrina, the teen-aged Witch' using Japanese mythology. The most amusing bits in the earliest episodes are those with her youngest relation who DEFITELY is not blasé about the odd beings showing up at their front door;>...
A good series for me at present.
Cheers,
Pat
BTW: I must warn you that the themesong is pretty much an automatic "earworm";>

D.O.P.-T.

Jul. 25th, 2017 11:19 am
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One or more yappy little dogs have moved into the house where the black lab used to live. I could hear them in the backyard as I walked past on the way to the library (still no internet at home); the carpet was being replaced.

D.O.P.-T. (yesterday)

Jul. 25th, 2017 11:16 am
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The tall rustic gate below which Bear used to poke his nose at his old house has been replaced with the same thing in new wood, and the new residents have enormous tomato plants growing up the wall behind it.

D.O.P.-T. (yesterday)

Jul. 24th, 2017 06:24 am
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Posting in haste from work - internet still not fixed. It continues hot, but it does cool down at night. On work days, when I sleep in the afternoon and evening, the dog sometimes stretches out on the floor in front of the fan rather than endure sharing the bed with me.

Mostly Normal.....

Jul. 23rd, 2017 01:55 pm
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soon. This weekend we spent basically trading our old furniture with that the folks had that was in better shape. What's now left in the house the Estate folks will go through and pull that which they can sell and the rest goes to Goodwill. Then all will be left is the Cleaning and Painting.
Hopefully, starting tomorrow we can begin to get things back into some sense of Order. Tuesday I go in for my labs and one of the 1st things I'll have to do is remind my MD of what happened because Stress is BAD for folks with both hiv/aids and Diabetes so any negative labs should be seen through those lenses;>.
Other than some of the furniture all we wanted were some things of sentimental value; some family dinnerwear and some stuff Mom and Grandma Jefferson picked up during MacArthur's Occupation of Japan. Stuff that, quite honestly would not be that interesting to locals.
Cheers,
Patrick

D.O.P.-T.

Jul. 22nd, 2017 12:15 pm
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Still at the library. With two rounds of assistance from someone who understands this stuff, I finally managed to post last Monday's verse today using a borrowed memory stick.

D.O.P.-T.

Jul. 20th, 2017 10:47 am
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(At the library again.) The summer trees are all in bloom - clouds of pink and white, with little birds flitting among them.

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Jul. 20th, 2017 09:30 am
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 “We can be the kind of people who lead with their hearts and behave to those around them in an ethical, honest, and kindly manner that creates for those who enter that three feet around us a feeling of peace that also serves to steady the self.” - Sharon Salzberg

D.O.P.-T.

Jul. 19th, 2017 01:21 pm
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I saw the mostly white cat again, so he/she hasn't moved after all. But the main consumer(s) of the catfood on the porch now seems to be one or more tabbies; I'm not sure whether the brown tabby and the silver tabby are the same cat, but one is apparently living under the bush by the front steps. So we may have a barn cat again.

D.O.P.-T. (day before yesterday)

Jul. 19th, 2017 01:19 pm
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At the library again.

I'm pleased to glimpse that one of the local houses that sold recently has had the line of ratty sheltered parking spaces at the rear replaced with an actual backyard. Lawn and stuff.

D.O.P.-T.

Jul. 17th, 2017 12:24 pm
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At the library again. The verse will be unavoidably late; I have it written but getting it here would involve a zip drive and negotiating the library wifi with my laptop.

D.O.P.-T. (yesterday)

Jul. 17th, 2017 12:20 pm
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Very hot. We nonetheless went and purchased groceries, including canned food for the new (used) dog. The car's external thermometer said 96, the thing under the garage eave said 104. I managed to get to sleep. The nearest house for sale had a large icecream truck parked in front of it, I suspect to try to attract visitors to the open house.

Day 7 - No Internet At All

Jul. 15th, 2017 12:07 pm
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This is the 7th consecutive day where we've had no internet at all, rather than erratic internet. I am posting from the library. My other alternatives for internet access are my place of work, and my cell phone.

As you can imagine, I am very much not happy about this.

D.O.P.-T.

Jul. 15th, 2017 11:53 am
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(At the library again.) The last box had been unpacked. It was a very busy night, but I managed to get all the Fleshlights on display where customers can see them. So at dawn I put a box out the back door ... badly startling a Himalayan cat who had been browsing the alleyway. I've seen him or her before, fleeing around the corner when I open the front door to check whether there is any traffic on El Camino. Regrettably, His or Her Floofy Highness cannot be lured into the store.

D.O.P.-T.

Jul. 14th, 2017 10:30 am
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At the library again. This week's merchandise delivery is now down to one box, but I truly don't know where whatever's in that box is going to go. I worked wonders fitting in what I unpacked last night and some of what had been left hopelessly lying around behind the counter. Customers ... buy stuff!

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Jul. 14th, 2017 10:30 am
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Happy birthday [personal profile] ravan!!!

D.O.P.-T. (yesterday)

Jul. 13th, 2017 11:29 am
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I hiked to the high-tech shoe store to replace my high-tech innersoles. I could see the hills, but there was a peculiar blue-grey haze in the air. Unable to receive e-mails, I probably chose the one bad air day in the week for the exertion. However, feet are now good for another year.

D.O.P.-T. (day before yesterday)

Jul. 13th, 2017 11:28 am
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I'm getting a lot of depressing books read. Subjects have included:

* America's history of rotten elections
* American college athletes raping women and being indulged in the habit
* An expert in dogs trying to figure out how humans can reawaken their sense of smell (actually I read that one in bed; it's soporific)
* The AIDS battle, revisited by a different gay journalist
* The downfall of the Wehrmacht in 1943; I may abandon this one
* Oh, and one of the Frank Miller Sin City graphic novels

D.O.P.-T. (Monday)

Jul. 13th, 2017 11:16 am
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Managed to get the verse posted by seizing the moment when we briefly had internet - and that was pretty much it. No internet since (and no chance to jump on at work). So I'm at the public library right now. I'll take a pic of the troll to mark the event.