Prison Pete

Sunday, June 19, 2005
  Father's Day.
I have to be careful the funk is not going away all that fast.

I did do 48 laps today. Did not jump right into the shower. Bad move.

Read and slept till lunch. Ate their lunch; another bad move.

Finally took shower around 2 PM and then killed the next one and a half hours reading sleeping some more.

I have almost finished the book I am reading. "Delta Blood." The ironic part is that it is written in the years just prior to and through the civil war years. It takes place in New Orleans. I have not gotten back to "Killer Angels" but the names from there showed up in the other book. It is one of the few "romance" books I have to read.

I got my first pen pal letter today and she sent along several pages of her blog. She is certainly a very active and multi-faceted person. I was going to write a return letter to her tonight, but realized that would make two days in a row with no letter to you.

You get top billing.

My new sneakers just arrived on Friday, and I have already put 12 miles plus on them. In addition to the pen pal letter, I got a birthday card from my Godparents, and the Hitchcock catalog finally arrived. They sent it in a first class envelope.

They have the New Balance walkers I just got listed at $80.00. The boots I am used to wearing are only 99.95. I hope I can either get the state to buy them for me or get approval to spend more than the current limit of $50.00 allowed for inmate purchased footwear.

I am going to have to write them a letter first to see if I need to yet a larger size boot. The sneakers are size 11 6E, and my left foot must be the larger one, since my big toe is asking for a little more room. The question for Hitchcock is if the new Balance size 11 and the boot size 11 are the same. Have my feet gotten any bigger?

The catalog came in a 9" x 6" envelope. I was wondering if it matters in the scanning if you get the pages flat. Do the scan better without being creased?

I need to complete the Father's Day Card for my Dad. I have the design laid out, and have done the rough draft for it. It is another handcrafted creation like a recent birthday card. Not the same design, just the same style.

I think I might get a pad of heavier paper for future cards.

Just checked out the Sony radio and tape player combo unit. It does not do all that much better with the local - distant switch for FM radio stations. I am good to go with the generic radio. The Sony does have 30 presets for the FM. Sort of a little over the top I think.

I hope you are not having trouble scanning the letters of late. On closer examination, the impression level does not seem to give any clearer type. The carbon paper characters are all full formed. The problem seems to be the ribbon. Or is it the paper? I have started using a new ream which is not the same brand.

The question is am I just noticing the half formed characters? If so, is this particular ribbon at fault. If the problem has been happening for the last few weeks, and it does not screw up the OCR then I will order the same ribbons. If it is a problem I might have to just go ahead and order the name brand ribbons. Well let me know if it is a problem. I am down to the last two ribbons so it is pretty close to order time.

Got side tracked on the goings on for today. I started cooking at 3:30 PM and the simple version of dinner was ready at 5:30 PM. Just the pasta, can of vegetarian beans, and tomato sauce.

I think I will do two posts. The walking in new sneakers and the last three meals.

Let me do the drafts of those now, then do some proof and printing and see where I am time wise.

Well it is 9:30 PM and I am about to type this last page. Not my usual thrilling writing to be sure. Will work on that.
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