What’s next-no idea what’s coming.

Presidential politics is in disarray-I have no idea how this will play out. We are in “post-truth”, and no one believes or even listens to the other side. This is a recipe for fractured disarray, and that’s what’s happening. Strong stuff is being written, but I don’t think it will matter. The people pulling the levers of state aren’t really interested in us. See “This Factory Was a Field” by Attack Attack Attack.

The recap: Hanging out at the Swedish center waiting for brunch-my heritage. Pretty cool place. S has a theatre thing, so we dropped her off. Worked on UI design yesterday, no cleaning. Powell’s, play, home, dinner, S to bed. Mon., Tue., upset stomach. UI coding. Weds., stomach better, forgot my coffee AGAIN. Pizza for lunch. Gamelan, taking on some new Lou Harrison pieces, remembered my coffee. Panic at home because the modem got unplugged. C on a date. Fri., tired. Amigos del Sol for dinner. Sat., work on UI design, ultraviolent movies, S to party and sleepover. Church Sun., C to friends’. Lunch, shop-new phone cases, pick up C, pizza dinner, S to bed, bed, up. C to new school.

Listening to:

Les Musiciens du Nil, Brooklyn Rider, Michael Stearns, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Larry Tyrrell, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Pavement, Rush, Steven Halpern, George I. Gurdjieff, Earth, Earth Ear, David Sylvian, Stanley Clarke, Nina Gordon, Fiktion, Talvin Singh, Material, Peter Kater & Carlos Nakai, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Skinny Puppy, Vangelis, ZZ Top, Motörhead, Curved Air, Steve Roach, Donna Summer, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, A Beautiful Machine, Iannis Xenakis, Tool, Peter Gabriel, Annansy Cisse, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Ruby, The Laziest Men on Mars, Latin Playboys, The Allman Brothers Band, Thomas Dolby, Djinnestan, Al Gromer Khan, Loreena McKennitt, The Residents, The Guess Who, Brian Eno, Larajii, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Funkadelic, Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir, Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Dead Can Dance, George Clinton, The Aphex Twin, System Of A Down, The Chemical Brothers, Filastine, Jimi Hendrix, Coyote Oldman, The Residents, Yo La Tengo, Grateful Dead, Ustad Zakir Hussain, The Band, Aerosmith, Jimi Hendrix, Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings, Brian Eno, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Thomas Dolby, Ah Nee Mah, Earth, , Venerable Showers of Beauty, Brian Parnham (with Steve Roach), Fripp & Eno, J. S. Bach, Pavement, Black Sabbath, Fiona Apple, Japan, Laid Back, Ravi Shankar, david byrne, Brian Eno, Blue Man Group, BFY, Grateful Dead, Thin Lizzy, Weezer, Golden Earring, Hardo Budoyo ensemble of Wono Giri, Central Java, Elgar, Edward, Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins, Todd Rundgren, Peter Gabriel, Puccini, Giacomo, karhu, Steve Roach, David Hudson & Sarah Hopkins, Morphine, Winwood, Steve, Anne Dudley, U2, White Zombie, Puccini, The Orb, Max Romeo, Babe The Blue Ox, The Art of Noise, Utopia, Babe The Blue Ox, Brian Eno & Jon Hassell, Meat Beat Manifesto, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Vidna Obmana, Watazumi Doso, Glass, Philip, Miles Davis Quintet, Henry Wolff/Nancy Hennings, David Hudson with Steve Roach, Brian Eno, Waits, Tom, Brian Eno – David Byrne, David Sylvian, Deep Purple, Yes, Public Image Ltd, Genesis, Jethro Tull, I-Tal , Camel, Archive, U2, Abdullah Ibrahim, Philip Glass, Gentle Giant, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Yo La Tengo, Genesis, Jean Michel Jarre, Rush, R Carlos Nakai, Neil Young, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Jonn Serrie, Poe, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Kraftwerk, Yes, William Edge, chen zimbalista/oron schwartz, Skinny Puppy, Bach, J.S., Gentle Giant, R. Carlos Nakai, Anonymous 4, Mussorgsky, Fred Frith, Steve Hackett, Kansas, Jenny Bird, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Melvins, Jean Michel Jarre, Yes, Saluki Regicide & Mystified, John Darnall, Veruca Salt, Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Brian Eno, Dead Can Dance, U2, Neu!

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The ides of March are upon us. Another admin potentate is spiraling. I don’t care-it’s all just a disaster and I’m trying to ignore it for now. I need to get to work.

Timeline: Mon., up, work, trying to fix an issue with IE and PDF display. Home, bed, up, Tue., the same, Weds., got the issue resolved! Pizza for lunch, ran to catch the bus and messed up my ankle, gamelan, shop, home, dinner, bed late. M got his hair cut-he’s been overworked lately, but I think he’s managing-it takes time to get used to a college workload, even if it is junior college…

I’ve been sleeping badly-C opens the door when he goes to bed and wakes me up. Up today, work, home, sleep, up Fri., work, a co-worker’s cat got put down. Home, dinner, tired. Sat., up, laze, clean, out with E, shop, libe, eat, shop, home, make grilled cheese for kids, finish cleaning. With the pod, I should have a listening section again-I should do p23s5 or similar too.

Sun., E to church, church, home, shop. Been watching curling and skiing on TV. Harry Potter marathon too. To bed, up, to work, home, lather, rinse, repeat. Again on Tues., no gamelan Weds.-doing laundry and dishes regularly-hopefully this will continue-it makes weekend cleaning go faster. The iPod is super sweet… Same Thurs., same Fri. Looks like I’m here at work for a while…
Watched indoor cycling Fri., clean, libe, shop, lunch at a yummy Mexican place, home, S to pool party-very hot. Home, dinner, watch the new Samurai Jack, spring ahead, bed, up, to church. Dishes, laundry, put stuff in the outside closet, toss. So tired. S to bed, bed, up, forgot to make coffee until the last second, to work, home, another day…I’m cutting it mighty close to get the bus to work-I have a nice tracker app that shows real-time position.

And another day. Hard to get to sleep last night. Gamelan today. Thursday gone, St. Pats today-I have fond memories of a St. Pats at Miami with a girl named Sue. Quiet weekend-clean, S to theatre camp, lunch at Gaffer’s, pickup, home. Church Sun., shop, Chinese lunch, repacked outside closet. Mon.-hurried out the door. My toes are sparkly green. I have to post this, but I want to download the music list from my pod. The usual week, gamelan, no tidying, the GOP’s healthcare plan failed. E is sore because she overworked.

Page 23, Sentence 5: “That depends on its size: for example, if it were three times the size of the Moon, it would need to be three times as far away to cover the same angle.”, Our Mathematical Universe

Listening to:

Tool, The Residents, Alva Noto, AFx, The Polyphonic Spree, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Loren Nerell, Veruca Salt, Todd Rundgren, Shubert, Robert Rich, Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos, The Residents, Hawkwind, The Residents, Dead Can Dance, Brian Eno, Frank Zappa, Eno, Brian, Eno-Byrne, Rush, The B-52’s, David Byrne, X, Utopia, Emil Klotzsch, K.M.Krebs, Schumann, The Aphex Twin, Peter Gabriel, Henry Cow, Akashic Crow’s Nest, Chopin, Material, Pixies, Kraftwerk, X, Constance Demby, Constance Demby, Tori Amos, Public Image Ltd., Filastine, k.m.krebs, Gregorio Szames, Pere Ubu, David Arkenstone, Thomas Dolby, Eno-Byrne, Japan, Cream, Sneaker Pimps, Mogwai, Material, Fishbone, Depeche Mode, Material, Gaden Shartse Monastery, Sonic Youth, Schubert, R.E.M., Philip Glass, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Jonathon Storm, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Renaldo and the Loaf, Greg Baumont, Jethro Tull, Blur, Century of Airoplanes, Tchaikovsky, Jeffrey Fayman & Robert Fripp, Xpando, Heart, Alemayehu Eshete, Tori Amos, Jimi Hendrix, Todd Rundgren, Sigur Rós, Mike Oldfield, Sly & Robbie, Gultskra Artikler, R Carlos Nakai, Primus, The Future Sound of London, Gentle Giant, Tori Amos, Steve Reich, Lou Harrison, Jethro Tull, Bee Thousand, Beastie Boys, Coyote Oldman, Johannes Brahms, Edoardo Romani Capello, Al Di Meola, Puccini, Giacomo, Peter Gabriel, Angus Carlyle, Kagyupa Monks, Anja Lechner, Francois Couturier, E. Cook, Sekaa Gong Bina Remaja Ubud, Baxter, The Future Sound Of London, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Constance Demby, Dead Can Dance, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Philip Glass, Brian Eno, Rush, chen zimbalista/oron schwartz, AC/DC, Brian Eno, Kansas, Max Romeo, Jean Michel Jarre, Allan Holdsworth, Yes, Mozart, Peter Gabriel, Weird Fields, Todd Rundgren, Brian Eno, Camel, Public Image Ltd, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Gamelan, Deftones, Slayer, Nine Inch Nails, Gentle Giant, KMFDM, Jeff Beck, Tori Amos, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Glass, Philip, Thomas Dolby, Material, Turkey, Throbbing Gristle, Hooverphonic, Todd Rundgren, Claypool Lennon Delirium, The Orb, ZZ Top, Philip Glass, A Beautiful Machine, Rage Against The Machine, Ravi Shankar, Robert Fripp, Nurse With Wound, C. Reider, Thomas Dolby, Anoushka Shankar & Karsh kale, Thomas Dolby, Constance Demby, Philip Glass, Todd Rundgren, Romeo Void, Hawkwind, Byron Metcalf featuring Steve, Gamelan, No Doubt, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mussorgsky, Kronos Quartet, Michael Shrieve & Steve Roach, Jon Porras, Skinny Puppy, Jefferson Starship, 311, Lou Harrison, Primus, Philip Glass, Molly Hatchet, Black Uhuru, Barclay James Harvest, Primus, Robert Fripp, Gamelan, Disturbed, Veruca Salt, Jefferson Starship, Pink Floyd, Henry Wolff and Nancy Hennings, King Crimson, Bow Wow Wow, Robert Rich & Steve Roach, Eno-Byrne, Steve Reich, Steve Roach, Bach, J.S., David Bowie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jonn Serrie, Rush, Balinese Gamelan, Todd Rundgren, Anugama, Brian Eno & Jon Hassell, Veruca Salt, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Village of Ketewel, Brian Eno, david byrne, Brian Eno, Eccentrum, Veruca Salt, Tom Waits, Fred Frith, Yes, Faure, U2, Gamelan Orchestra of the Yogyakarta Royal Palace, North Indian, Joseph Kingma, Philip Glass, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Touch 33, Eno, Brian, Abdullah Ibrahim, Native Flute Ensemble, Terry Riley, The Who, Blue Oyster Cult, Jenny Bird, Jeff Greinke, New Order, Stereolab, Robert Rich, Brahms, Skinny Puppy, Brian Eno, Stereolab, Aphex Twin, Hole, Tuu, Andy Summers & Robert Fripp, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Philip Glass, Yello, Primus, Earth, Stereolab, Akashic Crow’s Nest, The Band, fIREHOSE, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Tom Waits, Material, Kansas, Skinny Puppy, Philip Glass, Bob Seger, Stanley Clarke, The Chemical Brothers, Pavement, Brian Eno, Larajii, Genesis, Grace Jones, Larry Tyrrell, Cult, Laurie Anderson, Eno & Byrne, Deva Premal, Philip Glass, Peter Tosh, Jean Michel Jarre, Harold Budd & Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Earth, Fiktion, KMFDM, Pink Floyd, karhu, Steve Roach, Brian Eno, Todd Rundgren, Pink Floyd, Gamelan, Fripp & Eno, Anne Dudley, Stereolab, Throbbing Gristle, Bleep, Deborah Martin, Winwood, Steve, Japan, C.P. McDill, A Beautiful Machine, Curved Air, Loren Nerell, Anne Dudley and Jaz Coleman, The Residents, Ambrosia, Sunn O))), Rush, Wall of Voodoo, David Sylvian, Djinnestan, Anahata, Alexei Borisov, Peter Kater & Carlos Nakai, ZZ Top, Todd Rundgren, Roger Powell, Steve Roach, David Hudson & Sarah Hopkins, The Blasters, Grateful Dead, Biosphere, Yo La Tengo, Philip Glass, art bears, U2, Thomas Dolby, Arcticology, Psychic TV, Rusty Crutcher, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Underworld, Robert Rental, Material, Anugama, Zen Savauge, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Anne Clark, Dead Can Dance, The Humans, Harold Budd, Hardo Budoyo ensemble of Wono Giri, Central Java, art bears, return to forever, James Gang, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Philip Glass, Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins, Renaldo & The Loaf, Darshan Ambient, Sigur Rós, Audioslave, Robert Rental & Thomas Leer, Allan Holdsworth, Donnie Iris, Throbbing Gristle, Neutral Milk Hotel, Genesis, The Residents, Gong, Thomas Dolby, Fiona Apple, Utopia, The Melevi Ensemble, Shri Anandi Ma & Shri Dileepji Pathak, Allan Holdsworth, David Sylvian, Rush, Brian Eno, Jean Michel Jarre, Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel, BFY, Yes, Robert Fripp, Anthrax, Brian Eno – David Byrne, Aerosmith, Renaissance, Brian Eno, The Alan Parsons Project, The Residents, Primus, Orbital, Skinny Puppy, Loren Nerell, Ah Nee Mah, The Aphex Twin, Soft Cell, Brahms, Gentle Giant, Japan, Eno-Byrne, New Bohemians, The Pura Paku Alaman Yogyakarta, Hawkwind, Anoushka Shankar, Veruca Salt, Harold Budd, Adam And The Ants, Skinny Puppy, The Crystal Method, Throbbing Gristle, Smashing Pumpkins, Rachmaninov, Collection, Bill Bruford, Led Zeppelin, Pere Ubu, Duran Duran, bartok, Robin Trower, Robert Fripp, King Crimson, Bill Bruford, Harold Budd & Brian Eno, The Guess Who, Alastair Galbraith, Philip Glass, Tool, Todd Rundgren, Brian Eno & Jon Hassell, ZZ Top, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jethro Tull, New Bohemians, Brian Eno and Jah Wobble, Utopia, Yes, Allan Holdsworth, Rage Against The Machine, Gamelan, Nirvana, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Suicidal Tendencies, Peter Gabriel, Jane’s Addiction, Brian Eno, French Frith Kaiser Thompson, Brian Eno, Afrika Bambaataa, Debussy, Aaron Lewis, Eno, Brian, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, STSI Denpasar – NIA in Bali, Al Di Meola, Peter Gabriel, Hildegard von Bingen, Venerable Showers of Beauty, return to forever, War, Hooverphonic, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Philip Glass, Kansas, A Beautiful Machine, ZZ Top, Tuu, Time Zone, Tchaikovsky, Tuu, Curved Air, Jefferson Starship, John Coltrane, Elgar, Edward, Ministry, Silverchair, Jethro Tull, Slayer, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Anne Dudley, Henry Cow, Steve Roach, King Crimson, Jeff Beck, Brian Eno, Salt, George Harrison, Celer, Al Hahla Al ‘Ali, Steve Reich, Brian Eno, Tchaikovsky, David Bowie, Anne Clark, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Thomas Dolby, Oregon, I-Tal, Fripp and Eno, art bears, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Genesis, George Clinton, Material, Philip Glass, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Frank Zappa, Fred Frith, Rage Against The Machine, Jethro Tull, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Allan Holdsworth, Vidna Obmana, Lou Harrison, U2, George Clinton, Veruca Salt, Loop, Throbbing Gristle, Archive, Puccini, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Jimi Hendrix, Genesis, Aphex Twin, Starcastle, Yo La Tengo, Funkadelic, Todd Rundgren, Hole, Jefferson Airplane, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Watazumi Doso, Glass, Philip, Gyudmed Tantric Monastery, Michael Stearns, spoonPhase, Grateful Dead, White Zombie, Gamelan Mitra Kusuma, Akashic Crow’s Nest, alastair galbraith, Brian Eno, Kittie, Smashing Pumpkins, Wishcollapse, The Orb, Pere Ubu, Fripp & Eno, The Orb, Harold Budd, Lagrima, Veruca Salt, Melvins, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Jean Michel Jarre, K.M.Krebs, Kohachiro Miyata, Primus, Vidna Obmana, Ruby, Todd Rundgren, Pavement, The Smashing Pumpkins

So, what’s next?

I have no idea. Flynn resigned, and the admin is bonkers-leaks abound, and people talking off the record, and just dumb decisions by inexperienced people. And the Labor Secretary nominee is gone. A classic case of I told you so…And a dam in NoCal is suffering from erosion-at least it’s the spillways and not the dam proper-they got everyone out just in case. Another sign of oh, it’s OK, don’t worry about it syndrome. Deferred infrastructure maintenance is killing us. And the guy tapped to replace Flynn turned it down-there’s some brains for ‘ya…

Nothing much new, going to my sister’s wedding in Atlanta at the end of April. Work Mon., Tues., Valentine’s-S got a huge unicorn, slept with it, to bed. Panic attack on the bus this morning-it was crowded and hot. I wasn’t sitting all the way in the back, where there’s usually a little more room. I took off my jacket and took a bunch of deep breaths and was OK. Left early, but the bus was late to home, so I was 10 mins late for S’s 3rd grade play. They all did great. C is failing almost all his classes. Dropped off S & E, gamelan, home, dinner, bed. Tired this morning. On a rush. Home, dinner, S to bed, bed. Let’s see, how many times have I written that???

Friday, the same. Talked to mom, she’s going to pay for the boys to come to the wedding! To bed earlyish, for a Friday night. Up, take E to a meeting, home, clean. Listening to CLD on YouTube on the TV. Pick up E, shop, home. Sun., to church, no E or S, home, Whole Bowl, shop, dinner. S to bed late. Up, to work-no people on the buses because of Pres. Day. Tue., same ‘ol, E got tickets to Atlanta. Weds., work, gamelan, home, C went to bed at 4am-aargh! Thurs., work, E, M, S came and got me-S wanted to see the office, spendy dinner at a bar, home.

Fri., the usual, home a bit early, lazy-didn’t want to clean. Slept in a bit Sat., went with E to Red, White & Blue-got an iPod nano 3g for $15! The play button sticks a bit. Fry’s-got the plug, stuff for E. Ate lunch at Sonic, drove to Woodburn to the outlet mall. Hassle parking, both in and out. Walked around, got a Pendleton blanket, E got shoes. Home, loaded up the iPod-took until 3:30. Sun., no church, cleaning. Got everything done, E got a tattoo. Dinner, made our bed, sleep.

Going, going,

…and we’re gone. Kaput. Stick a fork in us, as a democracy, we’re now flawed. What’s next? And how long will it take?

So, Mon., work, home, bed, Tues., work, home, bed. Keeping things clean. Weds., work, E picked me up late, home, quick dinner, gamelan, shop, home, bed. Thurs., the same.

I’ve been listening to The Lennon Claypool Delirium a lot lately. It’s super good. Check out the multitude of live sets up on youTube. Is psychedelic music coming back? I think so. Time to hop on that bandwagon-I have the gear now. Lotsa fuzzy guitars, feedback and analog synth-right up my alley.

Missed the bus, Thurs. PM, which has a nasty cascade effect-had to wait a half-hour for the last bus in the chain, at least the libe was open. Dinner, S to bed, bed. Icy today, school was closed. I was able to get to work no problem, though it was an ice rink by my house and at the train stop.

Sat., up, quiet, E went shopping, I cleaned-scrubbed the kitchen floor and cabinets. Very rainy. Watching Harry Potter on freeform. Sun., church, E isn’t feeling well, shop-new chains and food. Thought about a thing, didn’t. More HP. Had to go and get M dinner. Supposed to snow overnight, didn’t.

Mon., work, E went to Dr’s, then to the ER, then to the hospital proper with pancreatitis. We saw Linda R there too. So, work from home Tues and Weds., work, ferry kids, clean the kitchen and do laundry. Visited E with S, shop. Weds., the same, E home, gamelan. Thurs., again the same, M to Dr’s, shop for lasagna, prep, cook-it was delicious. E had a bite, and she shouldn’t’ve. S to bed, clean up, bed. Back to work Fri., cancel a tubing outing tomorrow.

Sat., quiet morning, school folks pizza party, shop, home, lazy, bed. Sun., skipped church, cleaning, S to bed, update storage unit, add CLD to phone, to bed late, up early-no fun there…

The new year, just so much fun.

I’m feeling better, now, but E and S still have it, E more. This is the norm. S got better, E worse. It’s been quite a week-Tues night was a 10 year snowstorm, and Portland shuts down after that. I got home easy, and took my laptop. Nothing opened Weds and Thurs. M and I went to the store Thurs. afternoon, but that’s it. S played outside Weds., I worked, and today I’m at work. It wasn’t bad getting in-cold toes, though. Hardly anyone here, back home, dinner, bed. Up Sat., cleaning, but very tired, didn’t do much at all. Went out to get food and that was it. Same Sun., but I got more cleaning done-full bathroom, laundry, dishes. S to bed late, to bed. Hard to get up, but pretty easy in. It’s supposed to thaw tomorrow. There was supposed to be an ice storm, and it wasn’t. E fell down and we spent the afternoon in the ER-she had a concussion, but it took too long so we came home. Dinner, S to bed, bed. Woke up to the sound to water hitting the metal cover outside our window-kept me up for a long time.

Work was fine, the usual getting home-things are thawing out. E is still not well-she went to the Dr’s and got a shot. Dinner, S to bed late. C is struggling. Skipped gamelan to help out E. Up, to work, work, home, dinner, S to bed, bed-staying home Fri. to miss the protests on the way home.  Up, took S & C to school, work, laundry.

I’ve been dwelling on climbing Mount Everest and the ’96 disaster, and subsequent deaths-read both books. I don’t remember it when it happened, but it’s fascinating. It just seems insane to me, but I can see the allure as well.

Protests were as expected, took E and S to the train so they could march, libe, drive around Sellwood, gave up, home, emptied car, pick up E and S downtown, shop, home, get dinner, dinner, S to bed, bed. Up, skipped church, E meeting, watched skiing, cricket on now. Dinner, S to bed, bed, up, work, home, same ‘ol. C went to bed at 4. Work, meeting, home late, S to bed, dinner, bed, up. I love being able to write this on the bus.

Work, E picked me up, dinner, gamelan, home, bed, up, to work. And now it’s Monday-Thurs. and Fri. were pretty much the same-C looked at another school, but I think he’ll stay because one of the teachers really likes him. Watched the first 2 “Langdon” movies, Sat., cleaned, the latest Langdon movie, church Sun., E meeting, shop, dinner, same ‘ol.

Lots of protests over immigration ban, and a stay-we’ll see how this plays out. Some are speculating this is a prelude to martial law.

Will 2017 be better?

I have no idea. Celebrities will continue to die, politics will continue to be a shitshow. What could make it worse? Life will likely go on as usual.

I have this week off-I need the money, but that’s the way of Daimler. The house is pretty clean, but there are a few things I still need to do. And I didn’t-shopped with E, failed to get reservations at Timberline, S to bed late. So, no skiing today-likely Sunday. At least the house is cleaner.

Thurs., quiet, get C a new phone, shop, home. Ski Sunday-it’s going to snow Saturday night. Big fun there. Wedding drama is over-we’re not going.

So, went to bed @ 10:30, didn’t fall asleep until late, up at 6:15, left at 7:15 fully equipped. Got into the snow, put the chains on, super loose and failed very quickly. Luckily we were able to get on a bus and got up only a little late-S got into class, M didn’t, so I spent the morning teaching him-he picked it up right quick. Got S, ate, spent the afternoon teaching S and M went off on his own and promptly got into the weeds. I put S in kids, rushed over, didn’t find him, back up, got S, M turned up. Returned everything, waited for the bus for 2 hours, stuck, then bad traffic, got the car, drove through a blizzard but the roads were fine, picked up E and C, home, S to bed. Whew! Good skiing, the rest, a big mix of good and bad…I wish it had worked out more smoothly-I didn’t get much skiing in .

Monday-lazy, went to Oaks Park and skated in the afternoon-some expert told me what to do-I told him I had been skating since I was 9-I don’t need his help. Home, bed, up and working at home Tues.-E and S to Great Wolf Lodge-S has a temp, but she seems OK-and she had a great time. And of course, then I got the same temp. Bad all through Tues and Weds., back to work Thurs., still sick. Home, lazy, sleep, same on Fri., ice storm and snow Sat. & Sun.-still not 100% and didn’t do much around the house-just sat in bed clothes.

Up Monday-school is closed, but Clackamas CC is open, so M has to go to classes (the prof canceled).

Solstice, Christmas, New Years’. Ugh.

Monday at work-so, so tired. Maybe coffee will help. Not enough.

OK, so to recap: Fri., finished work, easy home, no gamelan party. Sat., lazy, cleaned a little, don’t remember anything else. Sun., church, sold the TX, libe, Fry’s, Sonic, shop. It’s still snowy and icy, mostly because the temps have stayed low. Rainy today and warmer. Easy in-changed my route a bit-only one switch, same time. I might have to work part of next week-this is not a bad thing. New route home-missed the bus, so major pain. Dinner, M to thing, S to bed. Wash, rinse, repeat. Tue., same thing-the route home was a mess-everything running oddly. Dinner, S to bed, bed. Weds., see Tues. Took my regular route home, much less lateness. Dinner, S to bed, bed. Working through my past dream journal-currently in ’96-have to go to ’90-long slog.

Dreamed about alien visitation last night-contact, no communication-all I said was my name, didn’t hear anything. There was a little gray alien in a column of light that I assume was a transport device. I used to have these “plane crashing, aliens visit” dreams about once a month-now they’re sporadic. I think it’s more to do with higher worlds trying to connect with my waking consciousness rather than straight alien visitations, but who knows with dreams?

So, home, dinner, S to bed, bed. Woke up early, left early, to work early. Finally got the official work reorg and…nothing really changes except my boss’ boss. Left early after a nice chat with a co-worker. Home, dinner at Izzy’s, drive around, ice cream, home, S to bed. Tired, then not. Up, hang out drinking coffee, tidy, laundry, church, fondue, S to bed. Up late, S got us up at 7, opened presents, clothes for me, church, beignets, tidy, nap, dinner, S to bed. Moved my pi wordpress to the x10 site.  Watched the last Harry Potter and the extras. Up late, sleep in, hang out, tidy a little, line, shop, Whole Bowl, got some guitar references and a uke book for S. More last Harry Potter extras. Tue., fam visited Sally Showman, I cleaned, plus a little of my stuff. Dinner, movie. S to bed.

Christmas is close, plus a snowpocalypse.

And we have the decorations out, but no tree yet. I think we have most of the presents for the kids.

Another weekend over. Pretty quiet-Fri. was home, S to bed, very tired. Asleep early. Sat., up, school meeting, E to hairdresser’s, S to friends’ and the Nutcracker. Libe, sat and read, get E, lunch at Pizzicato, browse, shop, bins, pick up S, dinner, S to bed, watch drone racing. Up Sun., skipped church, cleaned the house, watched more drone racing. E and S home, clean more-wash, vacuum, tidy, dishes, dinner, fold clothes, S to bed, and here we are. To bed late, up on time, to work, work, one of the people in our group is leaving. I discovered that E’s reading glasses work for my right eye only (my left eye is fine up close, bad long, and the right one is fine long), so I took out the left lens, and now reading, phone and computer screens are super crisp.

So, home, sis got us a Christmas gift that got recalled, dinner, S to bed, check out the Mirage (working great), laundry and dishes, bed. Up, missed bus, alternate route, work. Gonna snow tomorrow afternoon. Home, dinner, S to bed, laundry-really the same ‘ol…

And Weds. was awfully fun. Got to work, work, started snowing about 1ish. Left about 2:30, thought taking a different route home. Big. Mistake. When Portland gets snow, everything locks up, and in this case, everyone left for home at the same time-the map was a sea of red. I sat on a bus for an hour to get to downtown. Another hour to get to another bus. That bus went onto snow route, so I got off and walked to get another bus. Waited, and waited, so I walked. 3 miles in a snowstorm. Nice to have those crampons. The 3 mile walk was the shortest bit of the trip. It was nice, though, quiet, and I was properly dressed. Brought back memories of walking back from the Jadrych’s in high school. M likes it too. Saw one big crash at the bottom of a closed hill. And a jackknifed truck at the bottom of the hill by our apartment.

Working from home Thu., got the car from a friends’, shopped, home, work. The usual work from home. Going out to get a laptop for E-failed. It’s getting slushy. More work, dinner, S to bed. Woke up early, E was snoring, so no sleep. Easy in, snowy and icy, but crampons rock. Work.

I have a big list of things to do, and a gamelan party tonight.


Snow? Snow! No snow… Snow! and Ice.

So they said it was going to snow, but no snow. Well, maybe a little in the air, but mostly rain.

OK, so this weekend: clean, shop, church, libe. Quiet on Fri., made my bus. Cleaned Sat., E slept very late. Got the porch cleaned up-they sent us a nastygram. Pulled the xmas stuff out of the closet. Late up Sat., the thing. Church Sun., shop w/E, all over. Tired, so tired from shopping. Dinner, S to bed, work, bed, up today, no snow. Another work day, home, phone meeting, dinner, S to bed, laze, tidy, bed. Up again, another day, kind of restless, having trouble recalling my dreams-need to write them down right away.

OK, so Weds.-very cold, potluck at work-the container for the fruit salad opened all over the bottom of my bag and my pants. Aargh-had to clean it up. Work, potluck-ate too much. Hard to work, but got stuff done. E picked me up and it took an hour to get home. Gamelan-cleaning the room, drinking beer. Home, snack, bed. Up this morning, WFH. No snow until 11, then a bit, then more, then freezing rain. Got work done. Phone demo up next-done-everyone likes it. Dinner, S to bed, work on WP upgrade, changed theme. To bed, up-no school, S up early. Left early, just caught the bus, no train, got off to go to the 75, no 75, 33 to 99 to downtown, 77 cancelled, walked to the 15, just made it. E gave me crampon-like shoe slip-ons-like chains for your feet. They work great. No one else from my group is here. Got stuff done.

This is pretty cool. I like cool maps-for many years I had the State of World Atlas, they updated it, and need to do it again. I have a few things to do this weekend-the usual, but a few more, and I need to get to the tidying and pick up some books at the libe.

The next holiday

is barreling it’s way towards us. I have a week enforced holiday-hopefully there will be lots of snow so we can go to the mountain and ski. M and S want to learn.

Anyways, the president-elect is at it again with the Twitter, and is picking people to ruin the gov’t. The Greens are doing recounts in flipped states-like that means anything. I chatted with an old school friend this morning. I’m trying to sell all my extra music gear.
Yesterday was work, home, dinner, S to bed, computer, me to bed. Trying to diminish the number of unread printed things I have. Then on to the boxes of paper. Then more purging. I think I’m in good shape, and as the tidy lady says: first your stuff.

Hopefully I’ll end up with tidy-I read the tidying book, and maybe that will be a pointed stick. Getting rid of unused music stuff is a big start too, as it’s all consolidated into the Kronos, QY and guitar gear now. Better, because it’s all integrated and in one place-I can improve my piano, and have a place to record at the same time. The only thing left is a way to do sampling in the field-I have a 58, but it has to be attached to the Kronos-a portable recorder is in my future-Zoom or Tascam, Tascam or Zoom?

OK, so work, home, long phone meeting, S to bed, yummy dinner, bed. I wanted to practice piano, but no. Finished up 3 magazines, working on a Chinese philosophy book and one on Masonry. Up, work, home-missed bus, E on a thing, sold the QY for $40. S to bed, dinner, bed. Finished the t’ai chi book, halfway through the masonry book-it’s basically Anthro in Masonic form, written in 1922. Slowly making my way through the dream book.