March 20th, 2019

munkacsy_parc_monceau

Tuesday's Late Post

Oh, dear, I just can't seem to keep track of the time at all anymore. I thought it was about ten, and here it is going on midnight. This is especially disturbing since I didn't get much of anything done today, other than going to K-mart to pick up the last of my online order. Surprisingly, it was all there and everything was exactly the size and color I'd ordered. This is the first time that store has gotten an entire order right. Congratulations, K-mart.

The day was mild and cloudy, and there have been a few sprinkles. The damp has not discouraged either the mourning dove or the mockingbird from singing all afternoon. The mockingbird was actually active until twilight. I think it might be nesting somewhere nearby. Maybe it even has a nest in the big bush that grows along my back fence, but if so, I haven't been able to see it. It would be a good place, since the neighborhood cats would have a very hard time crawling through all the branches and twigs to get to it.

So far I've spotted five different cats in the immediate area, including one who occasionally manages to scale the tall fence identical to mine behind the apartment next door. This happens late at night, so I don't get a good look at him, but he sits atop the fence and sees me just fine, and waits until I go in before he resumes his journey to wherever he is going. The porch light gives just enough illumination to reveal that he is a big orange tabby. He might be the one I sometimes hear running across my rooftop in the dark early hours of the morning.

My own cats are still unfound, which does not surprise me. At this point it would only surprise me if any of them were to be found. About the only other thing that has some chance of actually happening but would surprise me is if I regained the ability to keep track of the time, or if I went back to a regular sleep schedule. I almost aid it would also surprise me if I managed to get this apartment fully furnished, but that is probably something that has no chance of happening at all.

Oh, there goes the train. How mournful its horn sounds.
laszlo moholy-nagy_chx

Equinox

A furious wind came up late last night, so loud that it woke me up. Later it bean to rain, and rain continued most of the morning. While it turned dry later in the afternoon it remained mostly cloudy, and I didn't bother to go out. Tomorrow is supposed to be dry, but Friday is supposed to be rainy again,though probably not until the afternoon. Saturday morning could be rainy, but it might clear up later in the day. Sunday could be dry, but rain is likely again Monday, and then showers are possible through Thursday. The clouds obviously haven't heard that spring began today.

Equinox sounds like it would have something to do with horses. I saw no horses today. In fact I don't remember ever seeing horses on the equinox, vernal or autumnal. It's possible that horses have nothing to do with equinoxes, unless it's the horses who pull the Sun's chariot through the sky. You can't see them because you would have to look right at the sun and you would go blind before you could see them. Yeah, that must be it.

Because of the wet weather coming up I don't know when I'll be able to get to the more distant stores. Riding the bus sort of bites in rainy weather. For most stuff I'm sure I can get by with just running out to Trader Joe's or grocery Outlet during lulls in the storms, but there are a couple of things I can't get there. Maybe if Saturday afternoon looks dry enough I can go then. But no point trying to plan that far ahead in spring. It's too unpredictable.

No news on the cats yet, of course. I've really quit expecting to hear any. It's always too disappointing when it doesn't come. If I don't expect it, then it will be a pleasant surprise if one of them does turn up.

Crap, I just noticed that I've let my phone battery run down to 3%. And I just remembered I have laundry in the dryer. After midnight and still stuff to do. A dull iife is more stressful than you might think.