January 6th, 2021

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January 6--Good Morning!

I stayed up kind of late last night, following the election results in Georgia. I was optimistic when I went to bed, and woke up still optimistic. It's gonna be a good day.

I posted something in Facebook--"Good Morning!", and a couple of people said they couldn't see the picture. That's because there was no picture. I guess I am somewhat predictable.

I didn't even have a camera when I started writing here, back in 2003. There was a guy named Bruce Barone (LJ name unremembered now) who used to post pictures in his journal almost every day. He was, and is, an excellent photographer, and he inspired me to decide to buy my first digital camera--a Canon G3. I loved that camera.

A few weeks after I bought it, my wife was diagnosed with cancer, and photography became the thing that got me through that time. it taught me to see the world in a different way.

aspens

Some more aspens near the Carson river in Hope Valley.

My dad's car is parked out in front of the house. It's a 2008 Toyota, with no frills. I don't think it even has power windows. He was a frugal guy. The registration expired last month, and when I went to renew it, I found that he never changed over the registration to his name after Toyota sent him the pink slip. Nothing I can do about it at the moment, as I'm still waiting to be appointed executor by the court. The other issue is that the insurance expired, and they won't renew, and my insurance won't cover it because it is not in my name.

I drive the car around the block every week or so. I don't want anyone to think it is abandoned. Whenever I get in, I notice that it still smells like my dad.

It's somewhat foggy this morning, but I can see some pink in the east. My plan for the day is to wander around the Delta and see what I can see. I found my old Thomas Brothers map that includes much of the area I want to explore this year. I'll probably take some pictures.
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