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To roundhouse for London Open. Lose to Dan Micsa, beat David Ward.
Back home at last.
Still not quite back to early rising - M not off to work until after half nine, but I'm not back till tomorrow. Saw a green woodpecker on the lawn, which is still there pecking at the grass.
D: peeled a tangerine, then separated some segments, then became very sad because it was 'broken'.
One hollyhock is still in flower [it still is - 25/1/2000].
P.m. Back to routine - swim - but down to 4x8 because of old glasses and owl hair tie, which keeps coming off. With no glasses I can see each length time but I can try swimming head-down, which feels faster. Maybe get goggles?
Home: play civ.
Back to work and routine of writing palm entries while waiting for D. Now he is 'walking the lines' of the parking spaces, going 'tick-tock' as he straddles the line..
Quite freguently D will now point at something and say 'mummys sweater', 'daniels trousers' or whatever.
Its is astonishing how a beautiful cloudscape and slanting sun can transform the landscape; on the service road from the cavendish to bas I have stopped to admire. The sun now low behind a bank of cloud; a single tree silhoutted with birds. The dull flat cambridge landscape made mysterious.
Going to hear tlc's talk on solar-climate connections, then swim, then to grad pad for Go - resolution in action. Bought programming for palm.
Awaiting D again, who stands and cries because I will not carry him home. Who will blink first? He was so happy a moment before & is now a picture of refusal... Ah, here he comes.
Daniel is having fun with the tape measure (I've been putting new bookshelves into the spare room) measuring books, lights, anything really. So I measure him : he is 89cm tall and 52cm around the belly when puffed out.
Today I had my bad molar fixed: about 1 hour in the chair, lots of drilling, several injections and no real pain but lots of hand-clenching. I am given 50% chance of the tooth surviving. All this time D was astonishingly good and played happily with lego (alternatively, he displaed a distressing lack of concern for his fathers travails).
Then we went to the good shoe shop on milton road to get D some new shoes, 8.5 G.
pm - swim 2x20 in 29.5 and 30.5.
Things taste odd - dentistry or sore throat?
D has discovered the game of 'kick the apple' & is enthralled. Useful muscle skills I suppose.
am at work a bit useless - interupted for metlog bugs &. Feel a little unwell - odd taste in mouth.
Pm swim 2x20 in 29, 30 which is good. German cafe with M, rs looking for portable case, cb1 where I have nearly finished 'infinitys shore' a D Brin potboiler but fun. M joins me later. To arjuna then cycle home at five-ish and am uolifted because the sky is not fully dark.
At home still feel a bit off-colour so bath for an hour and start Lanark.
Evening: finally persuade the tosh linux to see the cdrom: need to set the bios to 'pcic' and mount /dev/hdc not /hdc1. Good. Also upload more stuff to care4free including my games at the london open. Try to get GD running on bscomp but fail due to -L probs with zlib I think.
pm: grey day turns to rain. D sleeps 3 h & I lounge listlessly.
eve: download palm rom upgrade that allows ir hotsync: cool.
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