Friday 02

Friday 02- I did my stretches and ran a mile.
Today’s Weather was: Temps of around 44 and 67 degrees, S-SW winds 7 to 13 MPH, humidity around 33 percent, mostly clear skies.
According to the National Weather Service: “Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. West southwest wind between 5 and 9 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 19 to 22 mph decreasing to between 8 and 11 mph. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.”
One of the dove’s two eggs hatched last week but I didn’t know it because she kept the chick well hidden from me. The other egg looks to be a dud but the mother keeps sitting on it. I may remove it in a couple of days so she can be on her way. The chick really grew fast and I can guess that it’s because it got fed plenty well being the only one.
All through the day I‘ve been downloading updates to the netbook I had to reinstall Win7 on because of the phony Service Tag I purchased on EBay. On dialup it takes a very long time.
I went over to Mac’s to help him load his Harley onto his truck; I’m glad he has a ramp! Frank and Mary came by just as we got it stuck halfway up the ramp and Frank helped us get it the rest of the way up. I sat around and yakked for a spell and then I was on my way home with a big container of Mac’s homemade chili which was mighty good!
I went for my evening walk listening to Astro 10: General Astronomy: Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
I read aloud from the textbooks: “Astronomy Today” about orbital and physical properties of Mars; “The Cell: a Molecular Approach” about the sequencing of C. elegans, Drosophila, and Arabidopsis thaliana genomes; I actually know what they are now!
I read a few more chapters in “Skeleton Coast” by Clive Cussler. The owner of a biological research company and his assistant are kidnapped by a fanatical environmentalist group and are taken to a prison in the desert in Namibia and our heroes aboard the Oregon make their way down there to attempt a rescue. But as they near the coast port they get distracted by two small vessels; one is in pursuit and shooting at the other. The lead boat is sending out a mayday distress call by a woman. Our heroes sink the bad guy’s boat and rescue the woman’s; I would have done the same thing. The woman is searching for a lost ship from the 1890s that may contain a billion in diamonds. She and her crew have been asking fishermen in the area where they have lost nets and fishing gear in hopes that they were snagged on the sunken vessel, thus pinpointing where it is. Our heroes think that the two cases may be connected.
I did my stretches, practiced my guitar, wrote to my journal, posted it to the web, and called it a night.


About madgravity

I am just a guy out in the desert amazed at the things out here where I live, the folks I call my friends, and this that we call the Internet. I am excited to share them with you!
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