Jul. 10th, 2017

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My client informed me, a while back, that the end client for the work we've been doing chose not to participate in a "recompete" for the contract, and so, we should expect a change-of-end-client in September. What worried me, at the time, is that given a bunch of other tepid moves undertaken by the current end client, August may not be much of a month for invoicing.

And of course, in the grand tradition of freelancers, the lack of incoming work since the Fourth has caused me to wonder if July will not also be lukewarm, in terms of billing.

That said, I'm not taking any of this lying down. No sir!
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Alla accompanied me on a trip to the Jardin-del-Mar beach this morning. It was a glorious day and the water was warm. Alla swam, I waded.

As I walked along the beach, I could not help but notice the line of vessels out in the Galveston Bay ship channel, heading toward the Gulf of Mexico. I also could not help wondering what it would be like to be aboard such a vessel and where they might be going.

We took a (big) detour on the way home to visit a store called "Mi Tienda" ("My Store," in Spanish). I had spent some time over the weekend looking for some hibiscus tea for Galina, and the best I could do was a box of teabags at the local health food store, but the bags create only a very weak tea. My previous experience with stores like "La Michoacana" told me that I would almost certainly find hibiscus (jamaica) in a store that catered to the Hispanic community.

Among other things, I brought home some very nice hibiscus.
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I've successfully exercised for three days in a row, now. Today I put in about 70 minutes of moderate exercise.



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