News of the week of September20, 2022

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Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you want to come.

NEFFA

If we want to perform at NEFFA, we have to put in an application by October 30. Last year, we decided we wanted to perform if and only if NEFFA was live, and it turned out to be virtual. So if we have people who want to do it, we could put in the same application. Or of course, if people have better ideas, we could put in a new application.

I set up a page for our application last year. If you’re interested in performing, let me know, and let me know of any suggestions for improvement.

News of the week of September 13, 2022

Meeting Reports

August 16, 2022

We did not meet, with too many people out of town.

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me know if you want to come.

Sad news

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Figure 1: Barney, picnic on the Esplanade, circa 1996

Barney Gage, a member of this group from its inception until he moved to upstate New York to care for his father, died last month. My plan is to write something more with more pictures, later. But we have missed him.

News of the week of July 26, 2022

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Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me know if you want to come.

News of the week of July 5, 2022

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Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me know if you want to come.

News of the week of June 21, 2022

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Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you want to come.

News of the week of May 3, 2022



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Meeting Report

We played:

Schedule

It’s unlikely that we’ll meet this Tuesday. Maia is getting an MRI, and I’ll be dealing with the results of that.

But in general we meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. And you should let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you want to come.

Status

I said last time that both my dog and my computer are broken. Those are both still true, but it isn’t because I haven’t been working to fix them.

Maia

The pills they gave her two weeks ago are not working. The pain pills probably still do something, but her mobility is getting worse instead of the kind of better the anti-inflammatory pills are suppposed to accomplish.

Saturday, we woke up and she could no longer use her hind legs at all. So Judy’s been helping me lift her up to places she will be less uncomfortable, but the pain pills, which she’s supposed to take every 8 hours (I’m cheating a bit), are getting her about an hour of comfortable sleep. I was thinking I was able to lift her, but that turns out to be because she was helping with her hind legs. She can’t do that any more.

So given the pills aren’t working, Angell thinks the next step is to give her an MRI. Google seems to think there are treatments which fix this kind of thing. She’s getting the MRI Tuesday. I hope she doesn’t deteriorate further before then.

Computer

I found what looks like a bit of a bargain on a used laptop on eBay. I made a small mistake on the shipping address (leaving it Cambridge, instead of changing it to Fall River), and UPS made a giant mistake by refusing to deliver it to Cambridge, and then making it impossible for either me or the seller to get it changed. So it has now been shipped back to the seller, and he will ship it to me in Fall River. With 20/20 hindsight, it would have been better to just cancel the auction and order something else, or this again, but it looks like it will eventually work. I have convinced the contractor to install a lock on my Cambridge door, so they will have to work harder to identify and be mean to homeless refugees.

Meanwhile, I have a workaround for booting my old computer into Linux. so this should look a little more like normal than the last one did, but I still don’t have access to some of the things I could do before it broke.

Date: 2022-04-18 Mon 12:19

Created: 2022-05-08 Sun 22:39

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News of the week of April 12, 2022

Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you want to come.

Housing Update

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Some of the right stuff is happening. I have both a skylight and a bathtub. It’s still happening very slowly, but I’m hoping to be back by the end of the summer. As you can see here, my cherry tree is blooming.

News of the week of May 17, 2022

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Schedule

We meet on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at the home of Wendy Goble and Richard Schmeidler in Arlington Center. Please let me, Wendy, and Richard know if you want to come.

Sad News

Maia died on May 10. I have written an obituary.

House News

Things are progressing. People have been saying four months for the last two years, but when I asked the contractor last week, he said “mid-August”, which is only three months.