I was startled awake about 6:45 by what I think was a loud pied crow. The pied crow is similar in appearance and sound to the magpie in the US. I was having a weird dream about some girl I met at a club I used to frequent in San Diego. As I recall, Meredith was also at the club and we were all sitting together at the same table. The weird part was that Meredith seemed happy that I picked up this girl at the club and kept telling me to kiss her. I have no idea where that dream came from or where it was going. Probably a good thing that I was awakened.
Got up, took a quick shower, but no shave. Putting on some khaki pants , an old Sea World t-shirt, and my boots, I head down to the kitchen to make some coffee. Being in a hurry, this morning I just microwave some water and make instant coffee. I have found a local blend of Blue Mountain coffees that is still pretty good, even as an instant. There is no milk in the house, so with 2 bags of sugar, I’m good.
I slide open the door to the balcony and step out and greet the new day.