July 26th, 2004



There is finally a night with a bit of chill in the air. I still have the fans blowing in the windows, though. I intend to get the most out of it.

This afternoon, I must rise too early and go to get my teeth poked and prodded. Last time, a cavity was discovered. That better not happen again. It would put me in a very bad mood.

After the dental event, I must see if I can find a tiny screw with which to re-assemble my reading glasses. The old pair is not working out, at all. I squint at the monitor, and the keyboard is a blur, and I'm getting a headache. Plus, my neck hurts from being tilted up or down as I attempt to find the clearest angle through the old lenses. I'm going to put Sluggo to sleep early, and try to pass out, myself.

I intend to ignore this sudden craving for popcorn.

Tasks Accomplished

Gums all poked and teeth all polished. No new cavities. I don't have to go back until Pearl Harbor Day.

Glasses all screwed back together and new nose pads added. No more eyestrain- well, no more than before. I still need to get a new prescription.

Most of Monday has been survived, as has most of July. It was the hottest day of the year so far. I forgot to make iced tea. It's too late in the evening now. An excellent blue dusk has descended and the waxing moon is near the apex of its arc. I am going to irrigate the sourgrass, and listen to the water trickling for the rest of the night. I expect serenity. Beer will be involved.