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Journal 04-03-2015

Good morning or whatever part of the day it is for you. Today is Friday April 3, 2015. How did it get to be Friday already again? The temperature is 52.7°F and the humidity is 76% at 5:01 a.m. PST (-8 GMT). Weather Underground shows sustained winds at 0.7 with gusts of 2.2 mph. The sky was clear when I stuck my head out. The moon was heading toward the neighbors’ roof. I saw the Big Dipper. Weather Underground is predicting a 0% chance of precipitation and a high of 88 today. Oh, joy.

I finished most of what I set out to do yesterday. Siegfried got ignored. It was nice to get the Examiner review up, though it took hours to finish. I used only one paragraph from the old Epinions review, which I had on my hard drive. For grins and giggles, I ran a plagiarism check on it. I bounced back to me, so the old Epinions reviews are up, but boy, I can’t find them, even when I go to the book I reviewed. I see my screen name and the number of stars I gave it, but no reviews. Never the less, I added a disclaimer to the Examiner review. Last thing I want is to get nailed for plagiarism for a paragraph of my own writing (and even that I tidied up a bit).

Mr. Siduri thinks he may have found the source of a leak that he’s been hunt for the last day or so. The sprinkler valve control in the front yard turned out to have couple of problems, one of which is that it had no shut-off valve so its workings couldn’t be isolated from the rest of the house. Struck me as annoying and indicative of rather poor planning. Apparently sometime in the past, a former owner installed water softening equipment and ran a secondary pipeline from there to the back of the house. It looks, even to me with my (cough*cough) experienced eye rather jerry-rigged. Mr. Siduri has never used the water softening system for as long as he’s been in the house.

No plans for the day, but we do plan on waking up at some godawful hour (that is even earlier than I usually get up) to see the eclipse tomorrow night. I haven’t seen one in years. I can’t remember the last time I saw a total lunar eclipse, though I guess we won’t see it total here. Two cups of hot chocolate might be called for. I don’t imagine we’ll be awake for long afterwards, though.

Gremlin doesn’t seem any worse for wear for his presumptive cat fight nor for his trip to the vet’s. He pounced on a lizard yesterday. Poor lizard. I tried to distract him and let the lizard get away, but no doing. The poor critter just wasn’t fast enough. I have to admire how good the cat’s eyesight it, though. He saw him long after I lost track of him. I went back inside at that point. I didn’t want to watch.

Thanks for reading. Hope you and yours are all happy and healthy. Hope the day brings you good things.

Writing schedule:

1. Flip through The Ancient Mesopotamian City by Marc Van De Mieroop to start an Examiner review

2. Continue Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil .

3. Spend an hour with Siegfried.

4. Select another book for next Examiner review

5. Review “30-Day Platform”

6. Read and review next section in World Poetry .



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CalmGemini wrote on April 3, 2015, 9:39 AM

Waiting to hear your experience of watching the eclipse.I like to hear and read all about eclipses,both solar and lunar.