March 27th, 2006

caillebotte_man at his window

Unwelcome Brightness

I'll be glad when daylight saving time begins and it won't be so bright at six o'clock in the morning for a while. I can see everything right now- the wilting camellias, the leafless mulberry tree, the small (and oddly brown this year) leaves which the oaks have begun to sprout, the cheerful birds pecking at the lawn- these are not things I need to see when I'm ready to sleep. They drag me toward active thoughts. I want the darkness back.

I went on the dig last night, and didn't find what I was looking for, but did find the expected distractions. I discovered the hiding place of a number of old negatives of pictures taken with 120 roll film. Now I'm wondering if anybody makes a scanner that scans 120 film. 35mm film scanners are easy to come by, but 120 film has been out of fashion since before scanners were developed, so I don't know if the manufacturers have ever bothered to make scanners compatible with it. It would be nice to get digital versions of those pictures, especially since most of them are of things that no longer exist. And then I'd also have a bunch of stuff to stick into that 10GB of storage space with which LJ provides me.

Back aches from stooping down and lifting stuff. I dread the thought of having to move all this stuff one day.

Shut Down!

Power outage. No computer for two hours, and a post then in progress was consumed by the event. I tried using the laptop, as I've done during power outages in the past, but it won't power up. I think I might have overcharged the battery. Ah, well. Yet another thing to add to the list of stuff to buy.

Though morning was bright, the day turned gray, but it remained dry until near dusk when soft rain arrived, accompanied by a few brief peals of distant thunder. It was nice to have a gray afternoon without rain for a change. A spring overcast can be quite soothing, and I enjoyed the muted colors of the spring flowers now blooming, and the varied shades of gray among the drifting clouds.

I'm surprised at how sore my back is after that little bit of lifting I did last night. I can't sit in one spot for very long without having it complain.