Fri 19 Dec
I visited last night and made plans to take Tim here on Christmas Eve. Then I went to the bank today to cash my
bonus and to close two accounts. I succeeded, then went to Steve and Barry's where I bought another $40 of goods.
I now have five football jerseys and a basketball one as well. They have baseball and hockey tes as well. I could
clean up tomorrow. I'll be going to PathMark for groceries early tomorrow.
Sat 20 Dec 16:10
It was -2º this morning with the frozen doors. I went to PathMark, Dollar Tree, Steve and Barry's, and WalMart.
I was gone over two hours, and I spent over $30 on my fifth trip to Steve and Barry's. This time I retrieved the pocketed
golf shirts I'd left behind yesterday. I grabbed baseball tes for sleeping next summer, along with more basketball and
I arrived just before the serviceman came to check on the switch on the furnace. The adjustment should last until
heating season ends in four months.
I keep thinking how I am going to write my autobiography. As I was putting up my traditional tree, it occurred
to me that I've had it for 38 years now, and I doubt whether I have 38 years left. I may be closer to the grave
than the beginning of puberty!
Sun 21 Dec 8:45
I just saw the fifth lecture on MIT Physics, and the two times at Penn State never mentioned uncertainty. I think
MIT may just revive my interest and update my knowledge.
Mon 22 Dec 14:58
Despite my day off Friday, I've caught up already. I even keep watch on the mailroom. This morning was
a windy -9º, so I drove just to maintain the van. Such coldness usually does not last around here, unlike Calgary at
-30º! No wonder the Foxes left Winnipeg (-27º) for Vancouver (-5º).
Tue 23 Dec
While mulling over the nullspace of linear algebra, I drew a blank from that course. What is the purpose of the
Wed 24 Dec 16:30
I had a rough and short day today, especially with the mail. The missed mail from Monday came back to haunt twice.
First, they would not pick it up. Next, the paperwork was missing. Finally, the paperwork was left in my boss's
office, which was locked because no one was in there today.
Sat 27 Dec 22:10
Christmas passed just like another day. Yesterday I picked up Gerri and the three of us went to Steve and Barry's.
All I see left are pocketed golf shirts. The store has begun contracting, moving toward its closing in three weeks.
For two days, I've made Hamburger Helper in an effort to get rid of the old food.
Today I went to Acme for my prescription, which was a good time of no waiting. I was out so fast that I stopped
at Lou's for produce. I think I'll make soup tomorrow.
Sun 28 Dec 19:20
The long weekend looms over, and my interpretations of the events at work on Wednesday still linger. I took Tim
back by 4 PM, but Midnight acted strangely and ran away. I could outrun her, but she ran under a car. When I brought
her home, I picked her up and put her in the yard. I can't trust her not to run off again.
Mon 29 Dec 14:12
I was so tired I went to bed at 8 PM. Of course, I was up by 2 AM. Then I spent two hours on the internet.
I had to double boost Concast when it went down again.
I left early with my shrinking vulnerablility from having no days off the rest of the year. Gasoline has dropped
toward a dollar and a half. I noticed no real improvement on the mileage.
On You Tube, I spent some time yesterday with the argument against salvation by faith alone. However, the obseesion
with sex turned me off Catholicism again. Later i observed on MIT biology, genetics, which has advanced along with biochemistry
over the past few decades. Then I took on the next class in linear algebra, which left me with a different perspective
than the one I had when I took the course at Penn State in 1976-77.
Tue 30 Dec 7:47
Only one more day left in abeyance. I am taking Friday off as the bonus. Block begins this weekend as
well. Here we go again. I will need this wekend to clean up for the winter.
I went for New Year's cheer and once again to Steve and Barry's. I will go to PathMark tonight, for I don't want
to be at Franklin Mills on New Year's Eve.
Wed 31 Dec 8:05
I arrived here early again, and I spent some time changing the calendars for the new year. I want to
leave here as fast as possible to visit this afternoon and sneak into Barnes and Noble. I am looking for the Skywatch
for 2009 to put pictures on my Astronomy site.
I awoke at 1 AM and thought of a comic with cancer cells which metastasize.
I went over the last decade in my mind and I have nothing to show for it. I've gone through my own personal
Schrubbish. Outside of Block, I've made little progress so far this century. The only merits of this year
is that a sign of change showed up over the past few months.