D.O.P.-T.

Oct. 20th, 2017 09:12 am
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It was raining gently last night when we left the house for the housemate to drive me to the bus stop, and the rain intensified on the way. It was a generally quiet shift, and at one point I was alone in the store when the door banged in the wind and I looked out to see a wind-whipped deluge in the parking lot. I hope it doused the fires. However, of course we had a power cut here during the night.

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Oct. 19th, 2017 10:01 am
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They finally instituted a clock-in system. Unfortunately a side effect is that we all lose 1/4 hour of our paid hours per shift; and another 1/4 hour if the other person is a little early and clocks in immediately. Apparently it was going to be half an hour. I'm still not pleased.

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Oct. 18th, 2017 02:27 pm
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And now Boulder Creek is burning, so the smoke is coming from a lot closer.

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

Oct. 18th, 2017 02:25 pm
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The dog has started digging in the back yard. I hope it will rain soon and the grass will grow over the bare patches and discourage her. I notice the oxalis is starting to come up in some places where I water.

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Oct. 16th, 2017 12:58 pm
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This fellow appeared on a street corner today.

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Oct. 15th, 2017 01:39 pm
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We went to the Safeway we still patronize. For as long as I can remember, the store music has been quiet enough that I'm barely aware of it—although when they have a coded announcement the lady always sounds to me as if she's retching. (I think it's the zeroes. I hear "four – uyulp – uyulp.") Today the noise was loud, loud, loud. Every time we passed under a speaker I couldn't hear what the housemate was saying about what to remind her to get, or lost my train of thought about what I needed to find where they had hidden ... It was on the edge of painful.

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Oct. 15th, 2017 01:38 pm
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I missed my mother's birthday! Belated happy birthday, Mummy!

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Oct. 13th, 2017 09:17 pm
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This morning the dog was bounding around in the yard with a squeaky toy in her mouth, then worrying away at it in the grass stubble. I left the miserable thing in the hallway before letting it back on my bed. Every so often I pull another bit of grass or clover burr out of its matted pelt.

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

Oct. 13th, 2017 08:56 am
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I heard late about the Napa/Sonoma fires; basically not until I got the notification of a bad air day because of the smoke. It was actively unhealthy on Thursday: the sunrise was maroon, there were few other dog walkers or exercisers at the park, and even I could smell it on the wind. Today is supposed to be less smoky but that's presumably because it's forecast to be windy. The pictures look awful, although I am puzzled at seeing it described as the state's worst natural disaster - I think that's still the 1906 earthquake.

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

Oct. 12th, 2017 05:21 am
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I had to remake my bed yesterday, and the poor dog was determined to lie on it while I did so. She was really in the way - until I accidentally trod on one of her squeaky toys. Then she bounded off the bed to pick it up.

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Oct. 10th, 2017 04:48 pm
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We finally have a trash cart in which the insides seem to be securely connected. They switched it late today, on our next trash collection day, after it had been cluttering up the gutter for 6 days. And it looks to have been lightly used.

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

Oct. 10th, 2017 04:33 pm
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The inflatables guy has put out inflatables of witches and pumpkins, but not the scary stuff he used to have out, and so far not the strings of Day of the Dead ornaments he used to run from his trees to the light pole.

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Oct. 7th, 2017 01:01 pm
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I gave the bush under the kitchen window another trim, so we can once more see out. The dog is enjoying the pretty fall weather and the foraging squirrels. Next door has acquired a bulldog, probably visiting, so the bark fest is even louder.

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

Oct. 7th, 2017 09:43 am
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Had to remove about 20 clover burrs and assorted other plant bits from my bed before I could lie down in it.

The defective trash can has not been picked up.
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