Mon 2 Jun 14:55
Twentytwo years ago saw the end of a career before it had even started at Vide France. It took nearly two years
to get a job, which lasted six weeks. It took only the boss of the boss to poison the well. It took only a desperate
acceptance to find the job far less than Peachy!
I spent much of yesterday in my intellectual pursuits, trying to get back the magic of 1971 through faded eyes.
I even printed some applications for the state civil service.
Thirtysix years ago my freshman year at Saint John's ended. Little did I know I was three weeks from the Agnes
flood and three years from the end of Bishop Hoban proper. In fact, this year is the first year since Bishop Hoban ceased
to exist. Hopefully it is also the end of telephone soliciting.
The termiteinspectors showed up today. Now I just need the work on the fence and gate to complete the project.
Wed 4 Jun 15:05
Last night Barak Obama clinched the delegates to receive the nomination. This morning I had an intuition that I
will find my purpose in life soon.
I also thought about 1981, and how little I needed to be happily actualized.
Last night Monika taught us the first session of the real estate taxes course. It was anticlimactic, because of
my early lunch yesterday.
I must watch what I say anymore. Yesterday morning the doctor's office called and asked for a urine sample
for the umpteenth time. I called home to remind Mom. Unfortuately she decided to walk to the office with the vial,
instead of filling it at home. i had to take an early lunch to take her home.
Thu 5 Jun 15:38
There was speculation on the internet of what if RFK had become president. The real question of whether RFk
could have squeaked past HHH in delegates by the time the convention occurred in Chicago. My guess is the primary in
New York was critical. Most likely Walter Mondale as the candidate for the vice-presidency would have mollified
both HHH and Eugene McCarthy. Against Richard Nixon, RFK would have taken Illinois and Ohio, with George Wallace's
hurting Nixon in the South. Figuring out where the electoral votes come from is the problem.
Fri 6 Jun 15:07
I received a call from Statesman. Tim was complaining of chest pains, so they send him to Frankford Bucks for tests.
Meanwhile I discovered that Radiology at Frankford Torresdale closes at 5 PM on Fridays.
Meanwhile I've yet to get the tapes on learning along, nor most of what I want to do this summer. Tonight will
have to do for planning. A little work on German and biology just won't do!
Sun 8 Jun 14:02
The temperature soared to 38º again this afternoon. I continued to clean my room, one piece at a time. I've
thrown out few books so far.
I called Statesman last morning, and I found out that Frankford Bucks had just admitted Tim on Friday. No one had
told me. Furthermore, Mon and I had just gone to Frankford Torresdale for X-rays. We visited this morning before
the heat returned. I had to order cable bacause we don't know how long he'll be there. I billed it on my telephone.
This time we won't pay for a useless telephone in the hospital room.
After some research on the margins of the vote in the states in the presidential election of 1968, I figured the midwest
held the key. Assuming RFK produced some two million votes more than HHH, I fugured Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, and New
Jersey would have switched for the electoral votes to win. Could Texas had stayed Democratic as well as Maine?
I just saw Saturn and Regulus by the moon tonight. I need binoculars to distinguish the planet and the star, yellow
and white, respectively.
Mon 9 Jun 15:37
I began the calles during lunch in the dark in my office. I was tempted to check the internet, but I think I'll
just ignore it. I had the reference for the X-ray sent, but I don't have the insurance card for the CAT scan, and the
main doctor wasn't in for the MRI. I called Bucks on Aging about the move to the hospital. I could not get
the social worker of the hospital.
The relative continue to ignore us. Lori called for details last night. Today the highs are back around 38º,
and I walked to work. I have been catching the bus under the current timeclock. I may be driving the
rest of the week.
Wed 11 Jun 15:02
Just my luck, I caught a cold during the hottest time of the year! The heatwave dissolved into a thunderstorm.
When I came out of Block, the ground was nearly dry.
We have medical appointments this month, but nothing else. It's eight weeks since tax season ended., and the list
Thu 12 Jun 15:03
I left the cellphone home today, so I called on the company line to schedule an appointment for the MRI. Within
two weeks, I should have everything done for Mom's appointments.
My summer cold remains persistent after the heatwave. I picked a bad time to be toastmaster. There seems
to be obstacles toward my progress.
On the tracking poll, Obama just flipped Michigan, which makes a victory probable. McCain tried a tuquoque argument
about a Carterian second term, which flopped. The tired old man just doesn't have the ability.
Sun 15 Jun 22:05
Another weekend passed with little beyond cut grass and washed clothes. I cleaned up some of the extra dirt on
the steps on the steps from the cellar going outside. We visited Tim, who was still on the oxygen. Mom wanted
to leave early, so that's all we did.
My cold seems to have faded out, starting with yesterday morning. My nose stopped running, especially with all
my naps, and my throat no longer remained sore, and my cough disappeared.
Wed 18 Jun 15:27 when Paul McCartney's 66...
The real estate course just drags along with numerous errors in the printed course. I bathed before I went to class.
I have two left in that course.
We went for the MRI on Monday night. The office never called me about the results, so I am going to wait until
after the CAT scan on Sunday.
Nancy G talked to me about my sketching yesterday as I struggle to get my abilities back. long unused since I began my