I woke up about 4 a.m. and got my binoculars to look out the window to see the stars. Without turning on the light I picked up a notebook and pencil and drew circles from left to right to represent the bright stars I saw - when I looked at the drawing this morning I think I need to try it again but with a flashlight! I found a starchart and was able to tentatively identify the stars I was looking at, and I hope to get a more definitive answer by tomorrow morning. I should just go outside and sit in a chair for an hour or so but I hate to take a chance on falling asleep in my back yard! I would love to live somewhere I had a better view of the night skies, but that hasn't happened since Ireland. I should probably try to find a local amateur stargazers' group to join.
I went to the farmers' mkt this morning, and did a few little things around the house today, but mainly I just vegetated. I was under the impression that it was easier to travel from east to west than from west to east, but I must have it backwards. I'm still having a terrible time adjusting. It couldn't be my age having anything to do with it, could it?
I ordered a new Garmin GPS from Costco Online and hope to get it early next week. I haven't been able to get the old one to work. I normally only use it when traveling - not because I need it for directions, but mostly because I can see the speed I'm going and track the miles to my destination. All models seem to be proud of the fact that street names are used, which is fine if you are traveling around a city, but useless on the highway. My old Garmin would still be referring to a street name when I was 100 miles past the town and the road reverted back to the route number. I hope the new one has an option to use route numbers where available, but I doubt if it will.
I certainly hope I'm getting closer to normal by tomorrow. I've caught up on sleep so I don't know why I'm still feeling like I'm in another world.
RAIN, LOTS OF RAIN!!!
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