View 720 Monday, April 09, 2012
Dawn is probably the right time to get an MRI. It’s not painful but it’s noisy and confined and long, and being in a semi stupor from getting up too early is as easy a way to get through it as any. Niven came over at 1100, and we went up the hill. My first time in weeks. Actually since Roberta hurt her hand I haven’t been on much for a walk of any kind, so this was leaping back into it with a vengeance. It proves that sheer determination will get you through things, which means I have even less excuse for catching up with my work. It was a good hike, four miles and 800 foot climb, and Sable loves to hunt gophers, but the rattlesnakes were out hunting gophers too, so we stayed to the middle of the trail. Sable was warned away from one snake and we didn’t need another encounter. Lots of people in the hills.
It’s 1500, we are back from our hike and lunch, and I’m exhausted. Sheer will power will carry you only so far.
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