And Thursday arrives with a chilly temp of 478 (F) outside. In case anyone is wondering, I did turn on my heat, setting it at 70 (F). When we are deep in the coldest throes of winter and outside temps hover in the mid 30s (F), I will set it at 71.
This November, when we have our benefits sign-up at the large, orange retailer I work for, I'm going to end my Dental plan. Honestly, I should have ended it when I went on Medicare, because it wasn't that expensive. It's still not that expensive, but for someone whose dental needs are few and far between it's way too much. I can go to the VA for $15 a visit, or a Blue Cross plan I have for $10s, with no premium.
For those interested, I've well over 52,000 words done on the next book, The Body Under Ice. There are 2 characters who have turned out to be a joy to write: Louise and Clark, 2 barfly's at Hennepin's. In their last interaction with Eli and Max, they were sitting at the bar watching Bowling for Beers.
The organization of my slides is proceeding slowly. I threw out most of the 80 + slides I took of the San Diego zoo, though I saved a few, like the giraffes. I also saved the concert pictures, though some are very blurry. Back in 1972 concerts at the San Diego Sports Arena were all general admission, so people who wanted to be close to the stage got there early. I saw some good concerts there, including The Doobie Brothers and Grand Funk Railroad. The first band I saw there was The Moody Blues on their Every Good Body Deserves Favor tour. I suspect some of you out there know what E, G, B, D, F stands for. These blurry pics are from that show.