October 2nd, 2011

End Of Block

Railroad Floor Show

Last night, as I was brushing my teeth, I heard a crash from outside. "Sounds like a train has stopped hard out there," I told Lisa. We had a look outside, and saw that a freight was pulling to a halt and a crew member had been riding on the back of the train. We went out on the porch and watched for a while as the crew switched the two sidings across the street from Fernley House. We went back inside after they pulled the cars out of the siding that had been parked there since Friday. This morning, we found another cut of cars in the siding, and we figure that those cars had been left there by the same train.

Lisa has talked of installing a light on the front of the house that would better illuminate the area. (It's very dark there.) She figures that as long as it didn't get in their eyes, the crews doing night switching might appreciate it, too.
Pensive Kevin

End of Glucerna

While driving back to Fremont this evening, I stopped at a couple of stores that have carried Glucerna cereal in the past, but couldn't find it on the shelves. During my trips back and forth to Oregon, I'd been buying it from Fred Meyer stores, where I kept getting discount coupons, but this past week I started on the last box in my supply, and of course I'm not going to be driving to Oregon very often now. When I got back to the apartment, I checked online, and while I couldn't find any explicit statement on the web site, it appears that Abbot Laboratories has discontinued the cereal. That's too bad. Glucerna was a little pricey, but I found that it really did have a good effect on my morning blood sugar levels. Now I'm going to have to start experimenting again to find something I can eat for breakfast that won't send my blood sugar (which is generally above normal in the morning anyway) skyrocketing.