Friday evening. Just getting ready to head over to the post office and drop off a letter or two. Sky’s going dark, so it must be turning the corner on 5:00 pm.

Got up early for my meeting, but it turned out to be for nothing. Friend I was supposed to catch up with didn’t show. Got home in time to read the paper and get a little writing done, but that was about it.

Went out at noon and bought our Christmas tree. A twelve-foot balsam fir. Left it at the lot and will pick it up later this evening.

Been fighting a hamstring pull for well over a week now, and it’s putting a serious crimp in my program. Forgot how painful they can be.