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Thursdays have been one of my favorite days for a long time. Back when I commuted to Redmond, I worked from home on Fridays and it was so nice to pack up the laptop and bring it home with me and have three days before having to go back. It was also my payday for a long time, which worked out great, because any payments I made that day were processed overnight instead of taking all weekend. And once I finally asked Garrett to take care of dinner one night a week because I was overwhelmed by always doing it, he happened to choose Thursday, which was great.

Things are a little different now. I work from home every day. I'm paid monthly, but thankfully we have all of our checks go to a joint account and then draw a weekly "allowance," so I chose Thursday for that. It's still my day off from making dinner, thank goodness. And for now, I'm really enjoying going to beach in the morning unless I head over to the aquatic center, which is also nice. Today was really fun down there, and it was going to be one of the days where I export my Snapchat for a nice video, but the new version doesn't handle it as well as the old one did. I got an error message saying it couldn't export if the story had more than 20 videos. It didn't, just more than 20 items. Oh well.



I originally thought about walking the length of beach I did last week again, but the tide was really high, so I went to my normal spot. Imagine my surprise when I tried to access the small beach by the hotel and found a seal pup!

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Don't worry, I know better than to get too close. Someone here recently found a seal pup waiting for its mother to return and thought it was abandoned, and took it with them, leading to its death. There was a lot of education after that, and lots more people know to call Seal Sitters, who presumably are the ones who cordoned off the area.

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The beach was really nice, but there were no clouds, and it got brighter and brighter.

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There was an odd little cloud that appeared almost before my eyes over Hat Island, and disappeared as fast as it came.

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As you approach the beach from the South, there's a gate with a "no trespassing" sign that I've never really understood because you can walk all the way to the other side of that gate from the North. I've never done it, but today I saw two women walking around near there, and they inspired me to check it out. There's a very interesting and creepy overgrown structure there.

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I thought about maybe doing six laps as opposed to my usual four-ish. I'd woke up at 2:30 today and never fell back asleep, and arrived earlier than I ever have. But the heat and sunlight started to annoy me, so I headed up to the main road via the Japanese Gulch interpretive trail. Instant relief. It felt 20 degrees cooler in there.

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Today's awesome walk, 5.57 miles in 2:15, 13,675 steps, 267ft gain

There were lots of people out today. I saw another woman doing laps, a guy with a dog, another guy balanced on the rocks fishing, and three groups of guys wandering around, who I suspect were all playing Pokemon Go. Very strange for a place I almost never see anyone in.

It's been a lovely day otherwise, but that early wake-up time is catching up with me. Glad it's my night off.

Oh yeah, my new Zima sign came.



It'll be a while before it goes on the wall. We're thinking of rearranging the room a bit once our new loveseat comes, and that would mean rearranging the whole Zima wall. Makes sense to wait.

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That seal pup is awesome.

Wooded areas are great for keeping the heat at bay aren't they?

You must go to bed very early to get up at 2.30am...!!???

I get up at 4:00 normally so I'm always in bed at 8:00 or a little after. Perfect schedule for morning walks, not very good for trying to make plans with people.

Thursday is my payday too, and sometimes a day off...not this week, though.
I saw a seal pup once, at that park north of Pike Place Market. Luckily they had him blocked off from the public. Though it should be common sense to leave them alone, or at least call someone rather than trying to "rescue" them. Anyone who lives near seals should know this.

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