Sat 17 May 15:52
I went to bed at 6:30 and slept eleven hours, trying to shake the diarrhea. My last dream went once again to College
Court Motel. This time several of the rooms were converted to businesses. Then I arrived home to find the room
completely empty! The light was on, and the door was wide open.
I decided to stay inside to recover. The gas continues, while I tried to cleanse my colon. Despite my lack
of appetite, I didn't lose any weight. I hover at 103 kg, and I have hot flashes.
Sun 18 May 10:30
After another night of over nine hours of sleep, I am still ailing. The diarrhea seems to have subsided, but I
still feel hot.
Mon 19 May 8:10
Ugh! I was sick the entire weekend. I did virtually nothing besides sleep. I don't remember being this
sick this long. Apparently, I turned the corner last night. Meanwhile, the Yankees were the sick ones, and the
Tue 20 May
I finally had a normal amount of sleep, but I proceed cautiously. The last sign of diarrhea appeared yesterday.
I awoke after a normal amount of time and covers.
Last night we went to PathMark, then I had time only to bathe and retire. I skipped the produce, given we'll
be back on Friday.
What continues to bother me is time's passing since tax season ended. I don't seem to have time for my regular
chores, let alone my ambitions. The garden is still unplanted. I lost an entire weekend because of sickness.
How can I get out of this rut?
On this date in 1972, I was on my way to Andalusia. I left noon from Mountain Top with my grandfather and uncle.
Then we met with my other uncle and cousin and drove toward Veterans' Stadium. I think we took the train from Bridge
We went to a doubleheader between the Mets and the Phillies. I was the only one who rooted for the Mets.
I even bought a cap for the ride home after victories of 3-1 and 2-1. I think Jon Matlack and Ray Sedecki won the games.
The Mets were 24-7 going into the absolute peak the next day.
Wed 21 May 14:57
That flashback from 1972 triggered a whole line of streams of what I was thinking about my intellectual world at the
time. Earth-space science dominated every other subject, especially absent any course in history. Then I think
about how high I scored in the entrance tests, and I wonder whether I simnply took the wrong course. I know I did so
in my senior year, and I could not change it. Delaying everything does not seem a good idea. Anyway, the subject
of numerical methods in astrophysics...Could there be another view of calculus?
Fri 23 May 15:02
I skipped Toastmasters last night because of a pain in my right heel. I soaked a hot bath, messaged
my heels, and ibuprofined. Today the pain is gone, except when I descend stairs. I made an appointment for Wednesday
afternoon at 5:20. I'll probably go to a podiatrist next, for the first time since 1979.
Meanwhile Statesman informed me that they are seeking another place for Tim. They wanted us to check a place in
New Castle DE! I suppose it's another opportunity for fix the problem permanently.
Sun 25 May 10:32
My primary task was to varnish the deck. The major parts are finished. I think I'll wait until the end of
summer for a second coat. While I was outside, Miles from King Paving showed up and offered to asphalt the entire driveway
for $2800. Circumstances dictated I agree. I'm a month behind on my tasks already.
I felt nauseated much of the day. I spent much of it merely going through many papers. I also put the stormwindows
up and cut the back lawn. I realized I lacked checks, so I had to order them as well. They say it'll take 2-3
I continued "The Catcher Was a Spy". Moe Berg and I have much more in common. It turned out that intelligence
had already determined the Nazis were well behind in developing an atomic bomb. Furthermore, Werner Heisenberg
appears as having little to do with its development. Why Hitler would have allowed Heisenberg to go to Zurich in
December 1944 also commands a good question.
Tue 27 May 15:30
After a disappointing underachievement worthy of the Mets, events ran quickly. The driveway should be finished
when I get home. I called the head-injury program and the Council on Aging. I also confirmed my appointment with
the dermatologist tonight. Everthing seems so unsettling.
I fell asleep at midnight after going into the dry part on Moe Berg after World War II . I went through the
neglected Scientific American for May, then finally fell asleep with the Schaum outline on biochemistry.
The many tasks I've neglected seem to haunt me at every turn.
Wed 28 May 8:08
The only work on the driveway removed the plants. I finished the book on Moe Berg. It's the first book I've
read through in decades. My appointment with the dermatologist was eventless. I also picked up levothyroxin and
checked on the remote for Tim's television.
Fri 30 May 14:46
The cost of repairs -- the shocks, the conditioner, and the brakes -- came to a thousand. Meanwhile the driveway
Sat 31 May 22:52
Miles Connors had already deposited the check for the driveway pavement this morning. First, he showed up right
after we had just returned from PathMark. He wanted cash, then faked a call to the boss. I had just picked up
The cost of fixing the brakes and the air conditioning came over a thousand. Today I found out that Millevoi's
didn't replace the shocks.
I awoke too late to go for a radiology. We'll have to go next Saturday. After spending $3800 in one day just
demanded a quiet day. Mon and I went to Mass this afternoon, but nothing else. I cleaned up the basement a bit.
I will need a fix on the posts and the gate up front next week.