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Friday, August 23, 2019

I'm a comic character

I bought my way into the pages of Lowell Dean's comic "Atomic Victory Squad" #2. I play some goon, but with some sort of super powers that are yet undisclosed, and I am not shown as dead, so perhaps I'll return.....?

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Backyard

I've been trying to continue using the gazebo while we have the weather for it. It gave some, but not entire, shelter from the strong wind so that I did my first camera painting since the spring course ended. William came out and drew with me. The honey bees, probably the ones that Berny transplanted to Rowan's relatives down the block, visited my bird bath.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

M. Hulot in back yard

I screened M. Hulot's Holiday on 16mm in the backyard. Fortuantely the mosquitoes were not a problem as we opened up the screen of the gazebo to watch from beneath it but without its full protection. I used the projector I bought from Value Viillage a few days ago for $69. Very bright but the sound was sometimes odd (perhaps dust collecting in gate?). Chrystene, Berny, Mike, and John Kennedy all joined us. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

William turns 18


William's 18th birthday was full of activity, beginning with a new fountain pen, some long walks, a visit from grandparents. Friends Emma and Xander were over for both the afternoon cake and the supper and supper cake. After Allan, Geremy, and Mike arrived, we had a round of "Fiasco"in the gazebo in which a science museum and genetic mutations were the central concerns.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

William's glasses

We picked up and fitted William's glasses yesterday. Conservative and radical simultaneously. 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Peach pie with mom


Mom's church fundraiser peaches arrived today. William and I went and picked them up and also stopped in to have a great piece of pie and some coffee with mom. On the way there, we also went to Value Village and bought and Eike slot load projector. Cost more than my last one but it sounds like it runs well and there is no moisture damage or any other red flags. 

Friday, August 16, 2019

Worst cat hair cut ever!

We took Nick to the vet. He had more matts than even last year. Two technicians worked on him for quite a while, shaving the bad parts off. Now he is much more comfortable, but we didn't have time for any finesse. He looks ghastly.