Content-type: text/html Ray Manning

Monday April 4, 2016 8:02 PM

Santa Fe

Tuesday starts out a good day as I am very productive at work and get some technical results finished and some presentation charts finished. I go out at lunch time to mail off my taxes and I end up sitting in a Burger King with "Three's Company" and "One Day at a Time" re-runs from the 1970s playing on the television. I don't want to go back to work. But I do and the afternoon isn't very productive at all as I am getting very tired. When I get home I just walk to the store and pick up supplies and go back home to take care of paperwork. A very blah day after the noontime hour!

The entire workweek is blah! I do finish three documents of recent test results and get them sent out for review by our customers. And my workouts are blah - a short walk on Tuesday, a long walk to the library on Wednesday, and a pretty heavy workout with the weights on Thursday before mowing the lawn. On Thursday I decide that looks behind the times and so I start working on updating the look. It will take a few days, but I'll get it up and running soon. A nice clean modern look is coming soon!

I start Friday north on the Los Angeles river towards the Whittier Narrows dam. I go past the dam a bit and turn around. Just past the dam on the San Gabriel river trail I'm catching another rider. As we both go under an underpass there is a fairly large coyote standing a few feet off the bike trail. I can hear the rider a few feet ahead saying, "What the hell!" And I just say "It won't bother us" as we ride past. We have a little conversation and share coyote stories before I take off and have a good 45 mile ride. When I get home I edge and trim the lawn and clean up the roses. I start packing for the trip and run out of energy, so I get down for a two hour nap. I'm supposed to go to another incubation meeting about homeless people but a late email comes out and it looks more like a scheme to raise money (as opposed to brainstorming and networking to help homeless people). I decide to retract my RSVP and decline attending.