1. Instead of putting off things like this, like I do too often, I went to Urgent Care first thing this morning to have my tender Achilles heel area examined. The doctor didn't have a conclusive diagnosis, but her advice to ice it and stay off of it is advice I'll follow as much as I can. I don't think it's a recurrence of staph infection, but agree with her that it's possibly tendonitis of the Achilles. The good news is that is only hurts when I put weight on it, so it doesn't hurt when I'm sitting or when I'm sleeping. I hope this goes away soon. So much of what I enjoy in life has me on my feet: walking to the bus, working in the yard, going on photo strolls, etc. I don't want to be off my feet for very long.
2. To continue to treat the slight cold I have, I returned to Izakaya Meiji for another steamy Sumo Wrestler Hot Pot and it was very pleasing. I also enjoyed seeing Maya (it had been a while), former 16 Tons employee, and Elliot, who bartends at Izakaya Meiji and drinks beer with a bunch of on Thursday at 16 Tons. Elliot mixed me a superb hot toddy, which also affected me medicinally.
3. The Deke is back from her visit to the East Coast. I like life around the house better when she is home.