WEEK 49 2018
Tue- Wed- Thur-
Picture of the Week
Years Ago, This Week, 2003
Years Ago, this week, 2004
Years Ago, this week, 2005
Years Ago, This Week, 2006
Years Ago, This Week, 2007
Years Ago, This Week, 2008
Years Ago, This Week, 2009
Years Ago, This Week, 2010
Years Ago This Week,
Years Ago This Week,
Years Ago This Week 2014
Three Years Ago This Week, 2015
Two Years Ago
This Week, 2016
Year Ago This Week, 2017
Friday 7 December
Thursday 6 December
Feeling a bit better. Did some cleaning and dishes after a couple of
days of no chores.
Remarkable, we were supposed to get 0.2" of rain, but it's 0.3" (or more).
It's rare to get more than predicted around here. A friend reports
seeing snow on the ground up at Gorman.
There were puddles and such, and water running down the road (southwards)
but nothing running towards the house or accumulating there, which was a
concern or mine - it's a very flat property.
The house is staying pleasantly dry and warm, running the pellet stove on
Wednesday 5 December
Wednesday - Rain, starting in the
Still under the weather, so just another day of laying around and watching
teevee. Strongest flu shot reaction I've ever had.
Tuesday - Another, cooler, winters day.
They are predicting rain for Wednesday, perhaps 0.2".
The cats were fed on time, but I had to get some blood drawn, which requires
fasting, so breakfast for me was a bit delayed while I went into town and
While in town I went by Home Depot and picked up some plumbing fittings, and
blinds for the kitchen window, and some interior paint/primer for the master
I was feeling low, which I put down to no breakfast, but even eating that
that didn't help much.
I was, it turns out, having a strong reaction to the flu shot, feeling by
mid-afternoon like I actually had the flu, complete with fever,
sneezing and a runny nose!! Bah.
Monday - A pleasant winter's day.
Off to Kaiser for a checkup and some shots in the morning. Everything
was as good as could be expected, no surprises.
By afternoon I was really tired though. I think it was the flu shot.
Sunday - A typical winters day for the AV.
Perhaps a bit warmer than usual.
No shopping in the morning, S had some sort of thing to do, and I am pretty
well stocked up.
I had plans to do stuff in the afternoon, but basically just napped and took
it easy, pretty tired again. It was a very long week.
Book #40 was Tomorrow
The World: In Which Cadet Otto Prohaska Carries the Habsburg Empire's
Civilizing Influence to the Entirely Unreceptive Peoples of Africa and
Oceania, by John Biggins.
Yes, the title is actually that long.
This is the prequel to Book #49, A Sailor of Austria.
Cadet Prohaska sails around the world by square rigger in about 1902.
A fun read. The Habsburg Empire actually had no colonies, to their
credit, and the efforts to create one along 'The Skeleton Coast' and a
cannibal infested island in the South Seas come, eventually, to naught.
The square rigger is, in fact, a front-line warship - in 1902, not just a
training ship! The Habsburg Empire was a bit behind most "great
powers" in terms of a Navy...