William Hackley reports in his 1855 diary entry of this date that Baby is well. I am thrilled. Wonder how? Yesterday little sustenance. Baby was in trouble. Another question: What is Baby’s name? Hackley keeps referring to the child as Baby.
Lets stay with health for the moment. The war is ongoing between the corporation that owns The Lower Keys Medical Center and Key West citizenry. Nicki Will was CEO of the hospital. She resigned yesterday. I am sure because of the notoriety/conflict. What next?
The third round of the British Open has killed me. My eyes are slits as I type. I got screwed up somehow.
I thought the third round would begin 1;30 this morning. I stayed awake for it. At 1:30, there was a flash it would be 2:00. I continued to remain awake. What I got was an old Barbasol tournament. Not even first class golfers.
Saw another flash on the screen…..4.
I continued to stay awake. Watched old movies on TV.
Four came and so did a rerun of the second round. Not the fresh third one.
I said screw it and went to sleep. Woke at 6.
I sit here writing extremely tired. Guess what is on TV at the moment. The third round of the British Open. It is 10 am. Been running for an hour.
I got the hours wrong. The change in time.
It is going to be a terrific day! I am bushed already.
Yesterday began with the anti-gravity treadmill. Speed still good. Time up by 2 minutes. Two minutes beyond what I used to do. Fantastic! The gravity level remains at 50 percent. Perhaps by the end of this coming week, I will be back to normal re the gravity level.
Lunch as usual at the Cuban Coffee Queen.
Then to Tammy for a manicure.
Tammy is a lovely Asian. Beautiful. Tiny and thin. Generally wears her black hair long and straight. Yesterday, rolled on top of her head in a ball.
Haircut? No, too hot.
I soon understood what she meant by too hot. The air conditioner was on the blink. Second day in a row. They are waiting a new unit to be delivered from Miami.
It was a lousy day to get a manicure. My shirt was soaked a half hour later when Tammy was done.
I thought of women who shower and get dressed for a date. Then stop to get their nails done before meeting the date. They were going to be mad! Another shower would be required before meeting their dates.
I had a good time last night. At the Chart Room. Met up with Frances and Chris Clark. By prearrangement. Frances has had four books published. Her latest titled Frances Watson Clark: Key West. A photographic history of Key West.
Well done. Buy it. Amazon.com.
Their daughter Katherine was with them. An adult. A professional photographer. Her forte sensitivity. Reflected in her work.
Katherine presently engaged in taking photos of breast cancer victims. Before, during and after surgery. With taste. To show the strength, resourcefulness, etc. of the women involved.
Katherine’s girl friend Melissa was with them. Melissa a photographer, also. She is a sports photographer with the Caroline Panthers. Sounds good.
I forgot Chris. Husbands/fathers always seem to come last. Chris is a retired banker.
The family is from Georgia. Still have a home in Georgia. Also a home in Key West. On Eaton Street.
We plan on having dinner together soon.
A Venezuela update. Two days ago, I reported Venezuelans were out of food. Were eating their pets. Dogs and cats. Sad.
Nicolas Maduro is a poor President. Inept. As I have been saying for three years, the people should revolt. They first ran out of toilet paper. Three years later, still out of toilet paper. Now, food.
Maduro announced yesterday that he was appointing an Army general to be in charge of a new food supply system. Every federal agency is now run by a general.
Last year, Maduro announced a new federal department. Cabinet level. A Director of Happiness, or something like that. Everyone was going to be kumbaya! Did not work. You cannot tell people they are happy if they are not. If they are hungry and cannot wipe their asses.
I question a bit what I have been reading and reporting re the hunger situation. The Wall Street Journal ran a good sized photo yesterday of Venezuelans crossing a bridge that was the border between Venezuela and Columbia. The border had been opened for 12 hours to permit Venezuelans to cross over into Columbia to buy groceries.
The adults and children looked healthy. Especially the adults. Most, overweight.
Zika. Mosquito bite the cause. Florida Keys concerned. I sometimes think we are the home from whence mosquitoes emanate.
No Zika cases in our area however.
A case in another part of the country was reported yesterday. A first time situation. A woman gave Zika to a male via sex. Supposedly not common.
Enjoy your day!
There are now 1300+ cases in the US.
2900+ in US territories .
220+ in Florida
330+ in New York.
The Florida Keys do a good job with mosquito control, but, this particular specie is becoming a real problem that is increasing.