|Hosta 'Liberty' 18 October 2021|
Tomorrow, after much postponing on my part I will be taking my computer to Bensen at Powersonic Computers (he smiles and never calls me the idiot that I am) who will migrate the stored data to the new computer that he is assembling for me.
It will mean that I will have no computer for at least three days. I will be a partially clothed emperor (the one from the fairy tale).
One plus is that I will take my magical scanner to have the flatbed glass replaced. It has scratches, but worse is that solvents from the plastic insides collect on the inside of the glass and leave a texture that I can see when I scan my plants. It is a pain to remove the stuff with Photoshop.
What this means is that I will be having one important daily activity to keep me sane. Weather permitting I will go for a walk around the block with Niño. Hilary will be visiting early in the afternoon and I am currently simmering a chunk of good Safeway baron of beef in a recipe called Carne Féa (Ugly Meat!) that was my Filipino aunt, Doña Fermina Miranda’s recipe. My variation includes lots of what’s left of some Catena Malbec.
|Hosta 'Liberty'18 October 2021|
Having Hilary for the afternoon is a good respite from the brooding I do when I am alone.
Sure I will be driving to Richmond with my computer. There is something that both Hilary and I am looking forward to. I am sorting through my large collection of cassettes. Many I have in duplicate CDs. Judging from some of my playing yesterday they are mostly deteriorated and the do a lot of wowing.
|Hosta 'Liberty' 21 April|
One is in very good condition. It is a tape that must have been given to me by a CBC sound technician. It is a recording of the May 1, 1988 concert that Astor Piazzolla and his quintet gave at the Granville Stage on May 1,of the Arts Club Theatre.
Hilary is a fan of Piazzolla and her favourite composition Milonga del Angel is in the tape. This milonga is a melancholic piece one listens to when one feels melancholic. I have a particular reason to feel melancholic when I hear it. Read in link below..
And to end this blog to illustrate it I have chosen a scan of Hosta 'Liberty' which I did today. Many talk and write about fall leaves from trees. I have here evidence that hostas are pretty good in the fall.