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12/15/17 Friday 4:30 P.M.  I woke up at 3:30 P.M., and I chatted with a relative.  I shut down the Acer laptop for now, because in the daytime, the Microsoft Windows Apps Update server is too slow.  I just remembered to start wearing my Hanes Blue sweat pants https://www.hanes.com/shop/hanes/extended-sizes/mens-big-and-tall/sweats/hanes-mens-sweatpants-p650 , so I do not wear out my https://www.lee.com/?cm_mmc=google-_-brand-_-jeans%20%2d%20colored%20%2d%20blue-_-lee%20blue%20jeans&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=brand%20%2d%20new%20%2d%20gn%20%2d%20phrase&utm_content=jeans%20%2d%20colored%20%2d%20blue&utm_term=lee%20blue%20jeans&ploc=9003435&gclid=Cj0KCQiAgs7RBRDoARIsANOo-HjuUMqkwMhaTJwe3_XSfodDXWCH4Ovk7fWZ5KD0So7lxdQ4cA2MuuYaAmQlEALw_wcB which are very expensive anymore.  I went outside, and I threw out the cigar cigarette shipping box.  I picked up the mail.  One to two inches of snow expected http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.04904598378624&lon=-73.62304748575207&site=all&smap=1#.WjQ90TdryUl .  I turned up the living room thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit from 74, since the living room was 67.5 degrees, so it now should be 70 to 72.  CIO

12/15/17 Friday 2:20 P.M.  I ate a 10.5 ounce Banquet Swedish meatballs with a 12 ounce glass of diet Fresca and a clementine.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

12/15/17 Friday 1:40 P.M.  The reason the Acer laptop is slow to start up, it is trying to update all of its apps that have not been updated in about a year which will take some time.  I will just leave it running.  I went outside briefly.  Earlier I went through http://scott-mike.com/bf.htm .  CIO

12/15/17 Friday 12:55 P.M.  I went outside a few times.  I put the second Ipad 2 underneath the other Ipad 2 on the bedroom desk.  I put the Acer laptop on top of the Dell laptop to the left of the primary work computer.  On the Acer laptop, I installed the lastest version of Norton Internet Security and other Windows updates.  I put a headset on it.  At the moment Skype is not working, so I can not configure it.  I chatted with a relative.  Something might be wrong with the Acer Laptop in that is takes a long time to log onto Windows 10.  I have not used it, since I configured it a couple of years ago.  I do have a backup for it.  CIO 

12/15/17 Friday 9:15 A.M.  I ordered in black http://www.josbank.com/knit-scarf-hat-set-clearance?utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_content=generic&utm_campaign=default&ranMID=38377&ranEAID=isIkAyUyNbM&ranSiteID=isIkAyUyNbM-Ut5o1HBMR37.UozIdZknqg&mid=38377&siteID=isIkAyUyNbM-Ut5o1HBMR37.UozIdZknqg for $7.99 and .51 tax with free shipping for $8.50 total.  CIO

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It is 19 degrees Fahrenheit outside right now http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.04904598378624&lon=-73.62304748575207&site=all&smap=1#.WjPXnTdryUl .  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/15/17 Friday 8:20 A.M.  http://view.reply.reaganfoundation.org/?qs=df3588611157257e9d36e27e631c95105797e91faf1c13796754bdd7223816498d0b7d94fb60e452d77716d33196bb742e94c1f955da1eb8a07d87ada1108c3e996ebcec100e5e14

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I will now go outside again.  Red sky this morning, sailor take warning.  Red Sky at night, sailor's delight. CIO

12/15/17 Friday 7:35 A.M.   I also ate a clementine.  I drank my coffee outside.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  CIO

12/15/17 Friday 6:20 A.M.  I woke up at 5:45 A.M..  I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor.  I will eat breakfast of Kashi cereal and milk, a toasted English muffin with Smart Balance Spread and jelly, a glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water, and a 12 ounce cup of regular coffee with Equal sweetener and milk and vitamins and supplements.  I will go outside again.  CIO    

12/14/17 Thursday 6:45 P.M.  I ate four ounces of garlic and cheese croutons.  I will now rest for a while.  CIO

12/14/17 Thursday 6:30 P.M.  I ate a salad of five ounces of Romaine lettuce with 4 ounces of diced Dutch Gouda cheese and nine cherry tomatoes and four sliced large mushrooms and two ounces of Chatham Village garlic and cheese croutons and a 3.75 ounce tin of sardines with oil and grated parmesan and Romano cheese and Wish Bone balsamic and vinaigrette dressing and Wish Bone Spicy Caesar dressing and extra virgin olive oil with ground black pepper and a 12 ounce glass of diet Fresca.  CIO

12/14/17 Thursday 5:55 P.M.  I found the metal ashtray.  It was sitting on the ground by the east side door.  I put it back on the picnic table.  CIO

12/14/17 Thursday 5:30 P.M.  I threw out the garbage.  I went by the Valley Road Post Office, and I mailed the Christmas cards with letters.  I then went downtown to Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out for a brief spell.  I then went by the Acme Grocery store.  I bought a crate of clementines from  Spain for $4.99 and a 42 ounce container of Smart Balance Spread for $7.99 for $12.98 total.  I sat outside briefly.  Someone took or threw away the metal ashtray form the picnic table.  We are now stuck with a tin can.  I picked up the mail.  The order with tracking of https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?tLabels=61299990247734251580 on the order for https://www.ebay.com/itm/100-COUNT-AA-Alkaline-Batteries-ION-3-LR6-AM3-1-5V-FREE-PRIORITY-SHIPPING/322844132854?epid=14007802903&hash=item4b2b0285f6:g:akUAAOSwTQtZ7kS5 for $22.85 with free shipping  arrived.  I chatted with a relative.  The lights on the front door Christmas wreath do not work even with the batteries.  Probably one of the lights is burned out keeping the light string from working.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/14/17 Thursday 3:15 P.M.  I went outside a couple of times.  I have 33 Christmas cards with Christmas letters ready to mail which I used thirty seven .49 forever stamps on.  I will go out shortly, and I will mail them.  I will post the Christmas letter on my web site later.  CIO

12/14/17 Thursday 12:15 P.M.   I chatted with a relative.  I went outside again.  It is now a sunny day, and it is now 28 degrees Fahrenheit.  One of the few local British residents here years ago was David Heron, and he worked for Swiss Air, and seemed know something about my family.  He told me I am supposed to keep doing what I do.  I am not supposed to know what goes on.  I am supposed to stay focused.  I am supposed to get a haircut, when I can afford it.  Those are the only British instructions I have had in 34 years back in Greenwich, Connecticut.  The British are the largest stockholders in America, so I try to network with them, but I suppose what few remain in this country live elsewhere.  CIO

12/14/17 Thursday 10:55 A.M.  I went outside again.  I chatted with a relative.  I drank my coffee outside.  I chatted with a friend.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  I will now go outside again.  I will then shower and clean up.  Nobody gives me credit for being one of the first people to start blogging on the internet over 20 years ago.  I guess I have not kept up with the times, but I am sure the younger generation is doing something more creative.  CIO

12/14/17 Thursday 9:30 A.M.  I woke up, and I ate six Fig Newtons.  I finally woke up at 8:45 A.M..  I went outside, and I cleaned two inches of snow off my Volvo wagon.  I also clean the snow off the front benches and the east side picnic benches.  I will now eat breakfast of oatmeal with Equal sweetener and milk and sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with Smart Balance spread and preserves, a 12 ounce glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water, a cup of coffee with Equal sweetener and milk, and vitamins and supplements.  CIO

12/14/17 Thursday 12:50 A.M.  It is starting to snow outside lightly.  Possible 1.5 inch accumulation by 9 A.M. , and it is 23 degrees Fahrenheit outside http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.04904598378624&lon=-73.62304748575207&site=all&smap=1#.WjIQdTdryUl .  I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed.  Bon Soir.  CIO

12/14/17 Thursday 12:30 A.M.  I went through http://scott-mike.com/bf.htm .  I will now go outside again.  CIO

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I will now go outside again to the cold environment.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 10:35 P.M.  I ate two White Castle cheeseburgers with the other half of the reheated Knorr butter and herb rice and a 12 ounce glass of diet Fresca.  I have noticed a few people wearing https://www.canadagoose.com/ clothing around here.  I will now go outside again to face the Artic Tundra of Greater South Western Connecticut, and it is not even winter yet.  I had an idea over 20 years ago, if New England became part of Canada, Byram and maybe Greenwich could make a lot of money off Duty Free Liquor at the New York border.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 9:55 P.M.  I threw out the garbage.  I drove a neighbor over to www.cvs.com at 644 West Putnam Avenue.  I then returned the neighbor back to our building.  I then went downtown to CVS on Greenwich Avenue.  I bought another https://www.accu-chek.com/meters/guide-meter on sale for $7.99 down from $32.99 and a 3 ounce Old Spice Pure Sport deodorant for $3.99 less $2 off the Old Spice with a CVS coupon machine coupon and .13 tax for $10.11 total.  I then bought four 6.5 ounce Fig Newtons for .99 each for $3.96 total.  I used the bathroom at CVS.  I chatted with a relative.  I then drove further downtown.  I walked lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  I stopped by Zyn Stationary, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, and I lost.  I toured the www.apple.com store.  I stopped by the Greenwich Cigar store, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, and I lost.  I chatted with a www.starbucks.com regular.  I used the bathroom at Starbucks.  I then drove back over to CVS on Greenwich Avenue.  I bought forty .49 forever stamps for $19.60.  I then went by the Acme Grocery store.  I bought two Acme 8 ounce grated parmesan cheese for $2.99 each, four 16 ounce Stouffer's frozen dinners for $2.49 each, two turkey and two Salisbury steak, organic bananas for .79 a pound for $1.22, a six pack of White Castle cheese burgers for $3.99 less a dollar off coupon from an old White Castle box and .35 can return for $19.80 total.  I then returned home.  I sat outside.  I put away my groceries.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 4:25 P.M.  I drank my coffee outside.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  I will now go outside again.  I will then pick up the mail.  I will then shower and clean up.  I will then drive a neighbor to www.cvs.com at 644 West Putnam Avenue.  I will then go downtown to the very frigid Greenwich Avenue for whatever it is worth.  It is currently 27 degrees Fahrenheit http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.04904598378624&lon=-73.62304748575207&site=all&smap=1#.WjGZyzdryUl .  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 3:15 P.M.  I woke up, and I ate a 3.5 ounce bag of almond and chocolate peanut trail mix.  I went back to bed until 2:30 P.M..  I went outside.  I will eat breakfast of Kashi cereal and milk, a toasted English muffin with Smart Balance Spread and jelly, a glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water, and a 12 ounce cup of regular coffee with Equal sweetener and milk and vitamins and supplements.  I will go outside again.  CIO   

12/13/17 Wednesday 9:00 A.M.  I chatted with neighbors outside.  A dead five diameter tree about 25 feet tall broke and started to fall over, and only another similar tree is keeping it from falling on the far east picnic table where people do sit.  I put my two heavy winter hats on the floor of the right living room closet.  I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed.  12 hours on 12 hours off a day seven days a week works out to an 84 hour week.  Bon Nuit.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 8:25 A.M.  I chatted with neighbors outside.  I took the Cuisine Art out of the lower left kitchen cabinet, and I have it one the white wire rack, in case I ever need to use it.  The blades for it are on the lower shelf of upper center kitchen cabinet.  I used to use it for making ground eye round beef and hummus, but I do not eat those anymore.  The www.ge.com oven door opens all of the way, but I never use it, since I have the Farberware convection on top of the Westinghouse refrigerator which cooks better and uses less energy.  The only thing now in the lower left kitchen cabinet is the broiling pans which I never use.  In the lower right cabinet, I have baking pans and a 8 inch by 12 inch broiling pan, if I need to broil something small.  Besides today being the Aga Khan's birthday happens to be Guy Erdman's birthday.  Guy Erdman from Princeton, New Jersey was my roommate at www.lfc.edu my freshman year.  He later moved in with Jack Dane who was about 6 foot 7 inches tall.  I can not remember whom moved in with me, when Guy moved out.  I also attended Taft with him, so he knew other people from Princeton, New Jersey.  His family makes all of the aluminum shielding for coaxial cable, so you could say they are in the communications business.  Anyone born on December 13 during the Viet Nam war, their draft number in the lottery was number 1.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 7:45 A.M.  I went outside, and I smoked a cigar cigarette in a neighbor's car.  I leant the neighbor one of my Premier cigarette rolling machines.  I went outside again.  There are some two shelf wire racks out by the recycle bin.  I brought one of them up, and I put it at the far left of the kitchen, and I stacked some my spare food items on it, so the kitchen looks a lot neater.  One has to remember, I have been interior decorating in my apartment for 29 years, so I am a little too close to it, to be objective.  Still, I like it the way it is.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 6:40 A.M. 

For Holiday dining, I happened to notice while I was sitting downtown at the top of Greenwich Avenue in one of my usual observation places, that there was a big truck that services this area called https://www.freshdirect.com/ that delivers food into this area, if one does not want to face the hoards of food shoppers in the grocery store at this time of year.

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better have it http://www.fedex.com/ if you can afford it Heal Farm - On Line Meat and Country Food and https://healfarm.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=98_32 , the big stuffed bird seems to be available https://healfarm.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=98_32&product_id=621  for anyone with a lot of friends, but I am not sure United States Customs would allow it.  In the economically ravished Greenwich, Connecticut area, they have put the Holiday lights on Greenwich Avenue, so maybe they can afford it this year.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 6:15 A.M.  I ate nine Carr's whote wheat crackers with 1.5 inch by 1.5 inch by 3/16th inch slices of Cracker Barrel Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese on them. 

http://www.4noggins.com/pure-vermont-maple-syrup.aspx .  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 5:55 A.M.  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42333452 .  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 5:35 A.M.  I went outside, a daytime person is now awake.  The net result of me visiting White Plains, New York in the old days is that a number of White Plains, New York real estate firms started buying up Greenwich real estate, and the www.chase.com bank is all over the place in Greenwich.  I went to the http://www.taftschool.org/ in Watertown, Connecticut with Woody Chase whose family were in the State Department in Lebanon, and I was told that Helen Chase, Helen Clay Frick's niece inherited all of her money and property.  Thus the Chase family might have a bit of money too.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 5:15 A.M.  When I used to go over to White Plains, New York; I met a few people.  I met Tony Renato Pigato from Brazil that lived in Valhalla, New York by the Valhalla dam who was a Rotary Exchange student that never went to school, but worked at the Galleria in White Plains, New York.  I met Judge Sullivan's son.  I chatted with a rich guy from Westport, Connecticut that could afford to play the expensive 50 cent computer games whose father he said was the head of personnel for www.ibm.com , and he looked like Steve Jobs.  Somebody gave  Richard Van Marter, the Seattle, Washington Chamber of Commerce video tape.  I used to chat with a medical doctor from www.yale.edu New Haven medical center.  I met a local waiter from Stamford, Connecticut that moved to San Francisco.  I gave him my two vintage brown leather suitcases to move.  I recall he worked at Tapestries Restaurant here in Greenwich, where he once took me to dinner.  I used to chat with a Greenwich School teacher who owned the Scott family plantation in Virginia.  I was told there were a lot of French Canadian New York Rangers at the pub.  I met Scott Nelson from Minnesota that spoke German and had lived in Germany and the SoHo area of London.  He lived in Irvington, New York with his roommate Max above the bakery there which was warm.  His family owned a gourmet meat company in Minnesota, and he had similar experience as myself having lived in Chicago, Key West, and Nantucket. When I met him, he was working at the Chart House restaurant in Dobbs Ferry, and he said they frequently did catering at the Rockefeller estate in North Tarrytown.  He once visited my apartment, and said it looked very "Rockefeller".  I gave him my pedistal lamp with Victorian lamp shade and a complete set of Washington Irving books that I had bought at the Episcopal Church tag sale in Tarrytown, New York.  There were a lot of blond women in Irvington, New York that looked like Hilary Clinton, and I thought they might be www.army.mil wives with West Point nearby.  He did not drive a car.  The last time I saw him, he was with a seven foot tall man from Nicaragua that worked for ConEd.  He told me he was going to Dental School at www.columbia.edu .  He showed up on the internet with Bill Clinton at a Cancer Fund Raiser in South Hampton.  I might have first met him at the pub behind the Natural Museum of History in Manhattan, when I first came off www.nantucket.net in December 1983, and I recall walking him back to a Swiss Hotel just West of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.  He was six foot three inches tall, but he moved out of Manhattan, since he was mugged and cut in the back of his neck for his grandfather's diamond ring.  Thus he lived in Irvington, New York.  Once when I was buying new Michelin tires for my Hyundai at www.sears.com in White Plains, New York, I saw a man that looked like Nelson Rockefeller sitting on the steps of the old brick building by the old Sears.  However, a lot of Europeans have the same look.  I met a furniture sales person from Buffalo, New York that lived near the pub.  I showed George Cary the pub, so he could investigate, since he was a legal New York State investigator.  I met a Dutch person that lived by the Old Greenwich elementary school that worked at Citibank.  I ran into Rick Tod whom I knew from Key West that lived in Tarrytown, New York.  He used to hang out in Key West with Bob  Russel, Izi from Saudi Arabia, and Steve Buell of Fennimore Cheese http://www.carrvalleycheese.com/ .  I guess it is cold enough outside to start shipping cheese.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 4:20 A.M.  I ate half of a Knorr Butter and Herb Rice mixture and refrigerated the other half in a Rubbermaid container.  I ate it with two White Castle cheeseburgers and a 12 ounce glass of diet Fresca.  I will now go outside to survey the local tundra.  At least for now we do not have Siberian tigers here, unless somebody let something out of the Bronx zoo.  It is 20 degrees Fahrenheit outside at the moment http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.04904598378624&lon=-73.62304748575207&site=all&smap=1#.WjDv9jdryUl , and I will NOT be going for an early morning walk with the young well financed movers and shakers.  One should learn not to bother older retired people, or when you are old, I will have some of my younger relatives bother you.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 3:35 A.M.  For an even more expensive stay in the rural Democratic stronghold of New Canaan, Connecticut https://www.rogershermaninn.com/ , but there seems to also be a few established Republican Party residents in this area also, if you did not know from hanging out in Irish bars.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 3:30 A.M.  If one wants to visit this area and be in a rural environment close to Westchester County airport, the http://www.doralarrowwood.com/ is near the www.pepsi.com corporate headquarters and SUNY Purchase campus and a stone's throw away from Greenwich, Connecticut.  Also if one wants to be close to all of the big money in nearby North Tarrytown, New York; the https://www.extendedstayamerica.com/hotels/ny/white-plains/elmsford is near a www.samsclub.com and across the Hudson River from www.usma.edu , but there is a lot more traffic over that way.  There used to a 24 hour diner off I-287 at the Tappan Zee bridge in Tarrytown, New York exit near a 24 hour Shell station.  At night it is not too busy over there.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 3:05 A.M. $49.99 with free shipping $30 off https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J94SWWU?tag=slicinc-20&ascsubtag=60732bdedfdb11e7934d12b6eb2019a40INT .

$29.99 with free shipping $20 off https://www.amazon.com/All-New-Amazon-Fire-7-Tablet/dp/B01GEW27DA?tag=slicinc-20&ascsubtag=d5380c46dfdb11e797201a5de5c8a3b20INT .  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 2:50 A.M.  I have about four bottles of wine in the apartment, a six pack of Guinness beer warm, four bottles of old St. Pauli's Girl dark beer cold, a 1.75 liter unopened bottle of Ruskova http://www.ruskova.com/  Russian vodka which only cost me $20 at Var Max a few years ago, a fourth of a 1.75 liter bottle of Smirnoff Vodka, a third of a .75 liter bottle of Jack Daniels whisky, a unopened bottle of Moet and Chardon Champaign, and some Peppermint Snaps.  I quit drinking alcohol completely back in 1992, when I started spending my spare money on computers and the internet which I started in August 1989.  I went outside again.  Some of my friends and relatives still drink alcohol, but they never visit me anymore, because they live too far away.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 2:10 A.M.  About 20 years ago, they used to sell a 1.75 liter bottle of http://www.mountgayrum.com/ at the Madison liquor store 1-203-531-8737 at 1 North Water Street across from the Buy Rum Smoke Shop and across the street from the Buy Rum Laundromat for $18.95, but I think prices have gone up.  The original colonial people liked drinking pewter steins full of hot rum.  It says here https://www.varmax.com/spirits/Mount-Gay-Rum-Eclipse-w8267908xd it is now $37.99, so there has been over a hundred percent inflation over the last twenty years, but my disability income has not gone up at all in 34 years.  Whenever I get the small COLA increase in my SSI income, they just lower my EBT food stamps by the same amount.  Thus the United States government does not know anything about Economics.  It says here at $1,499.99 https://www.varmax.com/wines/Chateau-Lafite-Rothschild-Pauillac-2010-w8168328bf , thus the Rothschilds are making all of the money https://www.prisonplanet.com/rothschilds-rockefellers-trillionaires-of-the-world.html .  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 1:50 A.M.  I have lived at 71 Vinci Drive in Byram, Connecticut for about 29 years.  It was originally built for elderly and disabled people during the Reagan administration, and it was named after Congressman Stewart McKinney whose funeral I attended in Southport, Connecticut with the whole United States congress.  We have come a long way in communications since I used to drive across the border into Port Chester, New York to the nearby Cumberland Farms dairy store outdoor pay telephones to make 35 cent telephone calls to my friend in Sands Point, Long Island at W. Averill Harriman's sister's son's estate which they no longer own nearby the www.ibm.com country club which is no longer there.  My friend there after living in Melville, Long Island for a long time moved his family to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hockessin,_Delaware to be near Henry www.dupont.com an other horse people.  His wife is from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilmarnock where they used to make https://www.johnniewalker.com/ , so thus I do have a real Scottish friend in America, although I do not know much about horses.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 1:30 A.M.  When the Bushs were in the www.wh.gov , I used to frequently go over to White Plains, New York at night, because the United States Secret Service has an office nearby over there, where the only other one that covers Greenwich, Connecticut is way up in New Haven, Connecticut which is pretty far away.

Tracking is https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?tLabels=9405509699939526128335 on the order for https://www.ebay.com/itm/100-COUNT-AA-Alkaline-Batteries-ION-3-LR6-AM3-1-5V-FREE-PRIORITY-SHIPPING/322844132854?epid=14007802903&hash=item4b2b0285f6:g:akUAAOSwTQtZ7kS5 for $22.85 with free shipping.

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https://www.groupon.com/getaways I will now go outside again into the Siberian Tundra.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 12:45 A.M.  I ordered https://www.ebay.com/p/12-X-60-Watt-Equivalent-Slimstyle-A19-LED-Light-Bulb-Soft-White-2700k/2164369371?iid=391415288268&_trkparms=5373%3A0%7C5374%3AFeatured%7C5079%3A6000002342 for $21.98 with free shipping.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 12:25 A.M. 

One can always escape.

If one needs to get away to warmer regions, these are available:

http://www.bocaluxurycondos.com/excelsior/ where I use to camp out, when I was a dishwasher in Boca Raton, which is Spanish for "Mouth of the Rat".

https://www.netjets.com/  

https://www.peninsulagrill.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=2 Coconut Cake

https://www.johnsislandclub.org/

http://www.verobeach.com/

https://verobeach.disney.go.com/  

http://rockresorts.com/

http://www.ahriise.com/

http://www.caneelbay.com/

http://www.nps.gov/viis/index.htm

http://casamarinaresort.com/

http://keyambassador.com/ 

http://www.seaisland.com/

http://www.thebreakers.com/

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http://www.montecitoinn.com/

http://www.pebblebeach.com/   

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Lyford Cay

Hyatt Regency in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 

Mount Irvine Bay Hotel and Golf Club

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CIO

12/13/17 Wednesday 12:20 A.M.  Happy Birthday https://www.facebook.com/AgaKhanIV/ .  My Brazilian friend Tony Renato Pigato from Sao Paulo, Brazil had an introduction to the Aga Khan 30 years ago, when he was High Commission of Refugees at the www.un.org .  A local taxi cab driver told me the Aga Khan's family have had a house off Round Hill Road near French Road since World War I, when they started the United Nations.  In the movie "Centurion", when the Roman Centurion tries to escape his Scottish captors with an African Slave, the Centurion cripples the slave, so the wolves chasing them eat the African slave instead of the Centurion.  In the Scottish movie "Monarch of the Glen", they claim wolves are extinct in Scotland, but I figure there might still be a few around in the wild highlands.  Also mountains lions tend to like the north country too.  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 11:55 P.M.  https://www.ebay.com/p/12-X-60-Watt-Equivalent-Slimstyle-A19-LED-Light-Bulb-Soft-White-2700k/2164369371?iid=391415288268&_trkparms=5373%3A0%7C5374%3AFeatured%7C5079%3A6000002342

I will now go outside again, to see if my brother the wolf is around.  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 11:30 P.M.  I will now go through http://scott-mike.com/bf.htm .  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 11:05 P.M.  I went outside, and I drank my coffee, and I chatted with neighbors.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  On my Grandmother Scott's Gard family which came from Lincolnshire, England, they founded York, Maine in 1640, and ended up in Robinson, Illinois.  On my Scott side of the family they came here in 1724 from Scotland, and settled in Western Pennsylvania, got 200 acres in North Carolina for fighting in the American revolution, and then became the wealthy William Scott family in Kentucky that my Grandfather Clarence Scott in Champaign, Illinois was descended from.  On my mother's Boven family, they settled in Holland, Michigan in 1842.  Her Dutch family were from the both the Belgium border area of the Netherlands and the German border of the Netherlands.  Thus we are not just off the boat.  I will now shower and clean up.  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 10:05 P.M.  It has gotten colder out http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.04904598378624&lon=-73.62304748575207&site=all&smap=1#.WjCYCzdryUl .  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 9:45 P.M.  Before I went to bed, I chatted with a friend who is a hunter and a conservationist.  I told him about the four inch diameter paw print by the entrance to the east baseball field cage.  I told him it had four toes in front and a split rear toe.  He told me it was a wolf or a coywolf, probably trying to get that young deer buck I saw a week ago.  I woke up, and I ate a 6.25 ounce can of pistachio delights and two ounces of croutons.  At 3 P.M. UPS delivered a Christmas gift from a relative.  I finally woke up at 9 P.M..  I went outside.  I picked up the mail.  I will now eat breakfast of oatmeal with Equal sweetener and milk and sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with Smart Balance spread and preserves, a 12 ounce glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water, a cup of coffee with Equal sweetener and milk, and vitamins and supplements.  I will go outside again.  CIO   

12/12/17 Tuesday 9:50 A.M.  Maybe I am having senior moments.  I usually keep an extra stock of AA alkaline batteries.  Maybe someone that uses an old Sony Walkman needs them or a senior citizen with a pace maker.  From what I can tell the most recent ones that disappeared might be dead anyway, so it would not be very useful in a pacemaker.  I chatted with an older relative who is trying to figure out how to use a new cell phone.  I went outside, and there are six Greenwich Housing Authority maintenance people doing a thorough cleaning.  Maybe they are cleaning the place up for the Aga Khan's birthday if he is still around.  Also while I was sitting out in the east baseball field cage at its entrance there are four inch diameter paw prints which is either a pretty big dog or some other animal.  I told the maintenance people about it.  I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed.  Nobody ever pays any attention to night time people except for telemarketers whom wake them up in the daytime, when they are trying to sleep.  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 9:00 A.M.  I went downtown to www.cvs.com on Greenwich Avenue.  I bought three 12 packs of diet Fresca for $10 and $1.80 can deposit and two 6.25 ounce pistachio delights for $3.99 each for $19.78 total.  I then returned to Chez Vinci.  I did not take an exercise walk because it is a rainy morning.  I brought up my diet Fresca with my little folding cart.  I then put the folding cart back in the rear of the Volvo wagon.  I sat out briefly.  I then dated the new Fresca with my magic marker.  I have 13 twelve packs of diet Fresca, so I am stocked up for the winter.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

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The U.S.A. dollar is so weak versus the Chinese Juan, there is nothing cheap worth buying on the internet anymore.  I will now go downtown to do a few errands.  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 6:25 A.M.   I chatted with neighbors outside.

Point of interest https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/5085/are-there-any-jurisdictions-in-the-world-where-dueling-is-still-legal

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/legal-duel-challenge-canada

https://victorianparis.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/the-last-duel-in-paris/

http://fencing-future.com/cntnt/eng/fehtovanie9/eng_history/nemnogo_o_.html  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 5:35 A.M.   I ate a salad of five ounces of Romaine lettuce with 3 ounces of diced Dutch Gouda cheese and seven cherry tomatoes and three sliced large mushrooms and two ounces of Chatham Village garlic and cheese croutons and a 3.75 ounce tin of sardines with oil and grated parmesan and Romano cheese and Wish Bone balsamic and vinaigrette dressing and Wish Bone Spicy Caesar dressing and extra virgin olive oil with ground black pepper and a 12 ounce glass of diet www.coke.com .  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 4:45 A.M.  I put away the clean laundry.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 4:05 A.M.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXh7JR9oKVE&feature=share

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https://geraldrfordfoundation.org/donate/

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-getty-center-safest-place-its-priceless-collection-if-disaster-strikes-180967441/?utm_source=smithsoniantopic&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171210-Weekender&spMailingID=32152310&spUserID=NzQwNDUzNTI4NzcS1&spJobID=1181076866&spReportId=MTE4MTA3Njg2NgS2

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/daring-journey-across-antarctica-became-nightmare-180967223/?utm_source=smithsoniantopic&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171210-Weekender&spMailingID=32152310&spUserID=NzQwNDUzNTI4NzcS1&spJobID=1181076866&spReportId=MTE4MTA3Njg2NgS2 .  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 3:30 A.M.  I have 40 minutes to go on two dry cycles.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 3:00 A.M.  One of Fred Von Mierers clients when he took over Billy Baldwin's business in the early 1970s was that he had to decorate http://stbarts.org/ at Christmas time on the north side of the Waldorf Astoria.  I even saw the Duke of Windsor entering the Waldorf Towers in January 1973 seven months after he supposedly had died when I was smoking a cigarettes on St. Bart's terrace observing the Waldorf Towers.  I was staying there with Hurley Harris Haywood.  He could afford it, because his family owned Harris Trust Bank in Chicago.  Also a lot of young people went to St. Bart's because they had an indoor swimming pool.  When I was around the Casa Marina in Key West, I learned that Henry Flagler built an Episcopal Church next to each of his hotels in Florida, and back then in Key West, it was St. Margaret's next to the Casa Marina.  There were 40 skinny old woman that went there, and I was told a retired Archbishop of Canterbury ran the place.  Recently, I was told it is not there anymore.  St. Margaret is the patron Saint of Scotland, and her bones were stolen by the Spanish and lost at sea in the Caribbean, and I was told that Scotland would always be at war until St. Margaret's bones are returned to Scotland.  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 2:30 A.M.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I have 30 minutes to go on two wash cycles.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 1:35 A.M.  The maintenance person at Christ Church was into witchcraft and casting spells and wore a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talisman around his neck, and the ghost that appeared here wore the same talisman.  It looked like the actor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris_Kristofferson_filmography , so possibly it was old Viking ghost from pre European discovery of America.  I put clean linens on the bed.  I will now go outside again.  One of my neighbors claims there is somebody living out in the woods by Vinci Drive, maybe it is a ghost.  Back when John Bolton and I lived at the Casa Marina Hotel in Key West in the winter of 1978, there was also a ghost walking around that hotel at night.  Being on a night schedule most of my life, I have probably seen other creatures of the night.  CIO

12/12/17 Tuesday 12:55 A.M.  The maintenance person at Christ Church that I met years ago liked sleeping in the grave yard at Christ Church on hot nights.  He once came over here for a beer, and he fell asleep on the sofa, but I chatted with him for two hours, and I think the person I was chatting with was the ghost from Christ Church that came over with him here.  Possibly the ghost needs AA alkaline batteries.  Possibly my battery tester does not work, but it worked on my wireless mouse AA batteries.  Possibly I lost track of my battery count which is easy.  However, I did not take the batteries out the wreath on my front door, so somebody locally or the ghost is desperate for AA Alkaline batteries.  I have been most generous on my limited income in this community.  I gave the person from Christ Church over time $800 to feed the cat there one winter, while I was living on Ramen noodles.  I have given Christ Church thousands of dollars of used clothing.  I have given the Greenwich garbage men thousands of dollars of used computer equipment and other items over the years.  There is an old saying, "You Can Not Get Blood from a Stone."  I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.  I watered the plants.  The maintenance man from Christ Church and my old roommate from Manhattan are both now living in Fort Meyers, Florida; where the military ran the Iraq war out of trailers there.  That is all that I know.  CIO

12/11/17 Monday 10:35 A.M.  I ordered https://www.ebay.com/itm/100-COUNT-AA-Alkaline-Batteries-ION-3-LR6-AM3-1-5V-FREE-PRIORITY-SHIPPING/322844132854?epid=14007802903&hash=item4b2b0285f6:g:akUAAOSwTQtZ7kS5 for $22.85 with free shipping.  CIO

12/11/17 Monday 10:20 A.M.  I went outside again.  I am supposed to have 49 new AA alkaline batteries left, but they are not there.   The few that I have left do not work.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/11/17 Monday 9:40 A.M.  I woke up while sleeping, and I ate 8 Fig Newtons.  I finally woke up at 9 P.M..  I went outside.  I picked up the mail.  I will eat breakfast of Kashi cereal and milk, a toasted English muffin with Smart Balance Spread and jelly, a glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water, and a 12 ounce cup of regular coffee with Equal sweetener and milk and vitamins and supplements.  CIO 

12/11/17 Monday 9:20 A.M.  I chatted with neighbors outside.  I watched the news reports on Fox News about the bombing in Manhattan at the Port Authority.  The premature detonation of the bomb only insured the bomber, and it was probably ISSIS.  I will now go to bed.  CIO

12/11/17 Monday 8:20 A.M.  I always said, when it is most quiet something happens http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/11/port-authority-explosion-reports-prompt-police-response-in-new-york-city.html I ate a salad of five ounces of Romaine lettuce with 3 ounces of diced Dutch Gouda cheese and seven cherry tomatoes and five sliced small mushrooms and two ounces of Chatham Village garlic and cheese croutons and a 3.75 ounce tin of sardines with oil and grated parmesan and Romano cheese and Wish Bone balsamic and vinaigrette dressing and Wish Bone Spicy Caesar dressing and extra virgin olive oil with ground black pepper and a 12 ounce glass of diet Sprite Zero.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/11/17 Monday 7:45 A.M.  I chatted with some early morning risers outside.  One them recently saw a Carolina or Texas Red Wolf in this area.  Another one saw a puma.  If one were an expert tracker, one could see their foot prints in the fresh snow.  In the old days there was a top secret communications post somewhere in the world, and it turned out to be run by a monkey and a parrot.  The monkey could type and the parrot could talk and fly around and observe what was going on.  Out on Long Island, the pug dog at the house was the top in breed at the Long Island dog show, so maybe the pug owned and ran the house.  Cheetah of Tarzan fame had quite a bit of money.  I once read in the New York Times that the little old lady that owned the town house north of the Pierre Hotel left her $60 million to her stray cats, and if one of the cat care givers had one of the cats they lived comfortably.  Who knows maybe the Bill Gates fortune is controlled by the cats from that trust.  You know they just chose thing to invest in.  CIO

12/11/17 Monday 6:55 A.M.  Technically from a Federal Legal point of view, since I was a Polaroid employee when they made the cameras and film for the www.cia.gov Black Bird and since I built the garage apartment in Mr. Grumman's neighborhood in Plandome Manor, Long Island where Northrop Grumman is the third largest defense contractor, and since when I was down in Key West, Florida, the Army Corps of Engineers with those Red Castle signs were rebuilding the Florida Keys highway, I might be considered a United States Government Department of Defense Contractor, but when I was in Greenville, South Carolina, I turned down the opportunity to build an www.af.mil base in Saudi Arabia, but it was my idea when the cement in the tankers in the harbors there was going bad in the hot sun to build cement plants there, since they had most of the natural ingredients to make cement.  Also out in Oyster Bay, Long Island somebody that Fred Von Mierers knew that I did three days work for had a son that owned Williams Brothers in Houston, Texas that was the largest highway contractor in the Unites States of America, and I really do not like driving that much in all of the traffic anymore.  Also Fred had me meet Albert Lillienthal who built all of the dams for the Tennessee Valley Authority and dams elsewhere in the world.  Also at www.lfc.edu a young fellow a year behind me from Darien, Connecticut was Rob McGraw whose family owned McGraw Hill that publishes engineering magazines.  Also I met Alex Wagner a few times in Manhattan, and he had attended www.hamilton.edu , and I thought he was Robert Wagner's son who had attended Taft, but I think his family actually owned an engineering company in New Jersey.  Fred also introduced me to Richard Craine whose family have a large plumbing supply business.  A lot of people have common names, and here they seem to think I am the heir to Scott Paper, for whatever else it is worth.  In America, they call it "Bum Wad".  Of course, if one needs heavier equipment, there is always www.navistar.com .  I once threw a Gatsby party in Lake Forest, Illinois for one of their family members.  American Hospital Supply also used to have their corporate headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois, if you need medical supplies.  So there.  CIO

12/11/17 Monday 6:20 A.M.  When I knew the Warburg family here on John Street, when I was at Greenwich Country Day, they did not spend the winter here, but went down to a small house in Deerfield Beach, and my father once owned the quarter acre lot next to them, that he bought for fifty thousand dollars.  The old timers tend to down size, when they retire.  When I camped out at Conyers Farm, we had plenty of media coverage, since John Cameron Swaze's son Wes was one of the class of 1975 at the Greenwich High School swimming out there.  Louis Rosenstiel's former wife married Walter Annenberg, and she became Ronald Reagan's Chief of Protocol.  The Annebergs left their large estate in the Palm Springs area to be a Western White House, but nobody seems to know it.  Fred Von Mierers once had me in their triplex apartment on East End Avenue, and every room looked like a museum room.  He was Nixon's ambassador to the Court of Saint James, and in horses I think he owned the Daily Racing Form.  CIO

12/11/17 Monday 6:05 A.M.  Back in the period from April 1974 to June 1974, when I spent time camping out at Conyers Farm, I met Louis Rosenstiel and his daughter, and they had me visit their small house on North Street.  Louis would walk the property with three Russian Wolf Hounds and also sold Wolfschmit Vodka, so he must have had wolf problems.  His care take Seigert who was a local celebrity named "Slippery" told me there were bears on the property.  The last time I saw Seigert after Peter Brant kicked him off the property, he was at the A&P on Route 7 north of Danbury, and he told me he was taking care of property up there.  Even Bill Clinton became famous from the wilds of America is known for carrying a 15 inch Bowie knife on his leg.  One my relatives once sent me a picture of a 15 foot tall American Indian totem of a Grizzly bear up in Lake Louise, Canada, so I guess they get quite big up there.  When I camped at Conyers Farm and later at Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket that summer and www.yale.edu that fall, I might have gotten Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted fever which started my medical problems.  I was supposed to have Blue Cross Blue Shield medical insurance back then, but they never covered me.  My father when he was at Continental Can used to work across the street in Manhattan from Blue Cross Blue Shield, and I even used to frequent a pub across the street from them and play pool.  CIO

12/11/17 Monday 5:40 A.M.  https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000005594926/what-history-can-teach-us-about-mass-killings.html?emc=edit_th_20171211&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=46729

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Twice, when I was sitting outside at https://www.johnsislandclub.org/ , I saw something that looked like a puma and another time something that looked like a jaguar.  Even locally here in Greenwich, Connecticut, the security people never network with me, but the police dog which has my scent is always barking at me trying to give me a hint as some of the other smaller wild animals frequently do.  I have a feeling a lot of older people when they are sitting outside are frequently bothered by wild animals.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/11/17 Monday 5:10 A.M.  I went outside again.  Somebody left a small black jacket on the bench out front.

!!!!!!, If you did not know http://www.scott-mike.com/Canadian%20BEAR%20Sign_files/image001.jpg Canadian Bear Warning Sign.  CIO 

12/11/17 Monday 4:40 A.M.  The way I had my apartment setup before last February 2017, 12 tiny people like Queen Victoria could have all worked on the computers at the same time.  However, there are not supposed to be any tiny people around here anymore.  If one looks at http://scott-mike.com/computer.htm , in a multiple people emergency with my apartment wireless, besides the primary Dell laptop computer and the two desktop computers setup, I still have two Ipads, three cheap tablets, an old Dell laptop, a fairly new Acer laptop, and two older www.apple.com laptops stored away in the apartment, since they do not take up much room.  However, this is not www.starbucks.com where people sit all day surfing the internet and drinking coffee.  When I first moved into this apartment at 71 Vinci Drive in Byram, Connecticut 29 years ago, I went to Gloria Vanderbilt's Adopt a Dog tag sale on Lake Avenue, and I bought Burt Parks' old blue wool rug that had been cleaned by Schaffer rug cleaning for $40 half price on the second day.  Wool carpets like Vivian West had in her house with her dogs do last.  Also Acrilan or Acrylic, or Synthetic carpets are suppose to let off fumes.  I have an Acrilan carpet in my bedroom and a oriental rug in my hallway.  I also have four 3 foot by 4 foot throw rugs laid out to make it look more colorful.  I threw out my $100 Hoover rug cleaner and rug shampoo, because of the clutter problem.  I never used it.  One has to realize having lived here in this apartment for 29 years, I am the expert.  People that come in for 10 or 15 minutes are just trouble makers, and they never let me explain anything.  I am not planning to hold a cocktail party where a dozen people can socialize.  However, in an emergency a few people could be fairly comfortable and sit and eat and drink coffee and watch television and surf the internet which people seem to like to do.  However, I got rid of the color and wireless laser printers, which had never been used, so people can not print out except from the two desktop computers that are setup.  I guess rich people with Iphones no longer print out, they just flash their screen for airline travel.  I have said many times before that for lawyers and legal documents, laser and copy paper has acid in it, and it will only last less than a hundred years.  Legal grade rag paper without acid is more expensive.  Ink Jet ink might last longer than laser toner.  Also the old impact printers with ink ribbon cartridges might last longer.  I still have an old Smith Corona typewriter a relative in Florida gave me, but it probably needs a ribbon.  Frequently the criminal element in the world do not like leaving a paper trail.  One person recently told me his lawyer told him to never put anything into writing.  I am a 100% honest, so I do not mind putting anything in writing, but a lot of ill willed people take what I say and do out of context.  At this hour of the morning, when I go outside and smoke, I can blow smoke at any wild animals around.  On the Appalachian trails there were a lot of bear warning signs.  That is probably why in the real wild America, people do not have guns to shoot their neighbors, but to deal with wild life if you get my drift.  For example, if you think a wild animal shows up around here, you are an idiot if you think I am going to waste my time trying to call 911 in Port Chester to be put on hold to the Greenwich police department.  I will have to figure out how my karma deals with it.  I think the Scottish are like skunks when threatened the can break wind on demand.  CIO

12/11/17 Monday 3:45 A.M.  When I chatted with George Cary's father Charles Cary in East Aurora, New York in the fall of 1972, when they were entertaining the Queen Mum of England, I told him about Tobago.  He was excited to here about it, and he wanted to go down there right away.  George's mother also knew Billy Baldwin.  When I was at Vivian West's house at Plandome, Long Island; she also told me she like visiting Tobago and knew Billy Baldwin.  When I built the garage apartment, I tried to make it extra warm in the winter in case they came north.  It had a 20 foot long cast iron radiator that came off the main house German furnace.  I built out the garage door opening on the north side, and I put a foot of Owens Corning Fiberglass in it along with a foot in the attic.  The floor had Styrofoam underneath it and the rest of the walls were 3.5 inch Owens Corning Fiberglass.  I also put storm windows on the old garage windows and an electric radiator in the small potting shed bedroom.  There was a lot of other work to make it livable.  However, the project was done on a tight budget, and they had me put composite wood on the flooring instead of plywood.  Composite wood back then if it gets wet can crumble.  I could go through a thousand other things that I did, but it seemed to be warm and comfortable.   The best garage apartment that I saw on Long Island was George Cary's apartment at his Uncle Charlie's house in Sands Point, Long Island, but they could afford to be more upscale with their railroad connections.  However, Vivian West's apartment was one stop before the end of the Port Washington line, so there were some interesting people there too.  I think Vivian's house had asbestos in the main house attic, but one is suppose to not disturb it, and it is fine.  I always wander if they ever rebuilt the old Manhasset Railroad trestle which looked like something out of the nineteenth century.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/11/17 Monday 2:55 A.M.  When I lived at Julie Bolton's apartment on West 74th Street on the south side of the Newport Jazz Festival and Sydney Bidney Barrels from November 1980 to February 1982, Julie was not there too much, since she lived with her boy friend Mike Stein who was the doorman at the Carnegie Tower on the East Side.  I walked her two dogs a Doberman Pincher and a White Shepard.  The town house was owned by an old Dutch family named Van Duzen, which there are now three hundred thousand of in America according to the New York Times.  Scott Van Duzen was a large young fellow about 6 foot 3 inches tall.  Van Duzen is also General Westmoreland's wife's family name.  When Julie had me move out in February 1982, when it was minus 26 degrees Fahrenheit below zero, so her son could move in, I think I left the Wal-Mart sleeping bag there, since it was dirty with the white Shepard sleeping on it all of the time on the day bed in the living room.  After I built the garage apartment at her mother's house in Plandome Manor from April 1982 to February 1983, I was paid $8,500 and no social security.  Julie was paid $50,000 by a developer to move out of West 74th Street, so she moved into the garage apartment, but then returned to Manhattan, because she did not get along with her mother.  I think her daughter with her large Chinese family might have moved into the garage apartment.  Last year the other granddaughter sold the house for $1.5 million and moved to Summit, New Jersey where Charles Lindbergh once lived.  Mr. Grumman of Grumman aircraft lived nearby in same neighborhood as Vivian West in Plandome Manor, so that is probably why Vivian was able to travel so much.  She visited every five star hotel in the world.  Vivian's mother's family were part of the Kaiser of Germany's consulate to Manhattan from before World War I.  That was in the time when the people of the North Shore of Long Island had a lot of money.  CIO

12/11/17 Monday 2:10 A.M.  Back in April 1978, when I left Key West, Florida with John Bolton, we hiked the Appalachian trail for four days from Ashville, North Carolina where www.biltmore.com is located to a little small rural town in the hills of North Carolina, when we got off the trail because of snow.  We stopped at a general store there, and we bought a new red Queen Size Acrilan blanket for five dollars to stay warmer.  The last time I saw it Pete Bolton was using it on his bed on Bar Beach Road in Port Washington, Long Island.  I also sold John's brother Bill my North Face Mountain back pack for $40 which I had paid about a $100 for in Atlanta.  The Bolton family were the wealthiest family in England in the 19th Century having invented the Steam Engine.  My pair of medium blue twin bed wool blankets, I gave to Richard Van Marter, since I do not own twin beds.  When I was sleeping in my Volvo in the Santa Barbara mountains in 1980, I bought a Wal-Mart sleeping bag for $20 https://www.walmart.com/search/?cat_id=4125_546956_4128_133173&grid=true&query=Sleeping+Bags#searchProductResult .  When I declutered my apartment this past winter, I threw out my two www.army.mil extreme cold weather sleeping bags good to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit which I had bought from Abilene, Kansas on Ebay for $40 each where Dwight Eisenhower was from.  My personal viewpoint is that when the Greenwich Housing Authority and my social worker had me declutter my apartment, they were robbing me.  A lot of the items that I threw out, I had starved myself on my food budget to afford, I kept them for emergency purposes.  Still, the apartment looks more spacious, and it is setup nicely, but I do not know anyone in the area, and I never entertain.  In the old apartment setup, it was setup with lots of computers and laser printers and other items, so that in a Red Cross emergency with lots of casualties, if the nearby nuclear power plants malfunctioned with hundreds of thousands of local deaths, one could make up Red Cross casualty lists.  I am no longer setup that way.  I will now shower and clean up, after I go outside again.  CIO

12/11/17 Monday 1:55 A.M.  On my AT&T Iphone 4 Go Phone, a minutes to England costs 59 cents, however it is only two cents a minutes for me to call Jolly Old England with Optimum Voice.  However, although the British also speak English, there is nobody in England willing to admit they know me and chat with me.  Normally one would chat with the British embassy in one's own country, but all their telephone line does is send one through expensive prompts back to England.  I guess although the British are the largest stockholders in America, the British still treat us like a colony that they have forgotten about.  When I chat with the Canadian Emergency line, they are totally rude.  The Canadians used to be very polite.  Thus I guess my webs sites is all that they need to know as far as anything going on this side of the pond.  There are used Hudson's Bay Blankets on the internet, but they are very expensive https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_sop=15&_nkw=Hudsons+Bay+Blanket&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1 .  When I was at prep school at http://www.taftschool.org/ , we just had thin grey wool blankets.  Some of the rich students did have new https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/22955?&qs=3091861_google&Matchtype=b&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpcHq6KiB2AIVxVYNCh250wcpEAAYAiAAEgJ25fD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CKiaxvKogdgCFY2ayAodccEJ0w and http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/thebay/multistripe-point-blanket-0012-1019553--24  which are very expensive.  I guess the British make a lot of money off wool.  I will now go outside again.  CIO 

12/11/17 Monday 12:45 A.M.  I went outside, and I drank my coffee.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I watched a program on Fox News about Andrew Jackson.  I think they still allow dueling in France, if you want to fight it out with someone.  I think I once visited the Hermitage, when I lived down south.  I went outside, and I threw out the garbage.  I chatted with a neighbor.  I made my bed.  I will now go outside again.  I have learned from experience not to do anything from any so called government people, unless they give me written orders on a verified document.  We no longer do business here based on a hand shake.  The last company I had a job with was Daniel Construction in 1976 in Greenville, South Carolina now owned by www.fluor.com out of Irvine, Texas where www.exxon.com is also headquartered.  My immediate supervisor was Jim Jackson who had been in the United State Marine Corps.  He sold me my old 1966 Chevrolet Biscayne four door sedan for $250 that I first explored Florida in.  It had come from Texas.  Jim actually used to go to the job sites to expedite.  Back in the office, he enjoyed cleaning his shot gun in the cubicle behind mine, as I chatted with people around the world.  I guess that would be called working under the gun.   General Westmoreland was also from Greenville, South Carolina, so they might have had other friends down there.  Around here in Greenwich, Connecticut, since my Grandfather Clarence Scott worked on the Illinois Central Railroad for 60 years as a fireman and steam locomotive engineers, and I have met members of the Osborne and Harriman family whom used to own it, I used to pretend to be a railroad detective for whatever it is worth.  However, the Illinois Central railroad was bought out by the Canadian National Railroad whose largest stock holder is Bill Gates.  However, the Brotherhood of Railroad Workers is the most powerful and best run union in the country, so maybe if you keep messing with me, we might shut down the railroads and see what happens in the country, if you get my drift.  CIO   

12/10/17 Sunday 10:05 P.M.  In response to the Fox News story on corn and ethanol, they are way out of line.  The average corn farmer in the red states where there are a lot of republicans is losing a hundred dollars a acre in farming corn.  Fox News is way out date.  Tell 20th Century Fox, we are living in the 21st Century.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 9:40 P.M.  I chatted with a relative before going to bed.  I woke up, and I ate 8 Fig Newtons and 3 ounces of Dutch Gouda cheese.  I woke up again, and I leant a neighbor a package of cigar cigarettes.  I finally woke up at 9 P.M..  I went outside, and I put the dry windshield cover in the back of the Volvo wagon.  I will now eat breakfast of oatmeal with Equal sweetener and milk and sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with Smart Balance spread and preserves, a 12 ounce glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water, a cup of coffee with Equal sweetener and milk, and vitamins and supplements.  I will go outside again.  CIO    

 

End of Scott's Notes week of 12/10/17

12/10/17 Sunday 10:05 A.M.  I chatted with a relative.  I will now send out my weekly notes.  I will then go outside again.  I will then go to bed.  Au Revoir.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 9:55 A.M.  No snow on http://www.themaurypeople.com/live-webcam on Nantucket.  Nantucket is always a bit warmer, because it is closer to the Gulf Stream.  Even Benjamin Franklin who studied the Gulf Stream had a mother from the Folger family on Nantucket, so they must have known. However, usually around the first of the year, the harbor freezes, and it gets colder.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 9:30 A.M.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 9:15 A.M.  Almost half price https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sceptre-50-Class-FHD-1080P-LED-TV-X505BV-F/27678567?action=product_interest&action_type=title&beacon_version=1.0.2&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&client_guid=5fae729b-3955-43fd-33f9-061a5a4415ea&config_id=106&customer_id_enc&findingMethod=p13n&guid=5fae729b-3955-43fd-33f9-061a5a4415ea&item_id=27678567&parent_anchor_item_id=631796609&parent_item_id=631796609&placement_id=irs-106-t1&reporter=recommendations&source=new_site&strategy=PWVUB&visitor_id=YSMbDIboHkJ86MKbguL7YM 50 inch TV for big buck boys.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 8:35 A.M.  I ate two White Castle cheeseburgers with the other half of the reheated Knorr teriyaki rice mix and a 12 ounce glass of diet Fresca.  I also ate 13 Danish butter cookies.  I will now go outside again.  I watched the https://www.nobelprize.org/ceremonies/ on http://www.euronews.com/ channel 103 on our local Cablevision chanel.  The Europeans look a bit thin except for the King of Norway http://www.royalcourt.no/seksjon.html?tid=28435 .  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 6:45 A.M.  I cleaned off the rest of the snow from the Volvo wagon.  I took the windshield cover off.  My neighbor told me to bring it inside, so I do not get mold in the back of the Volvo wagon which I did.  There has been no call for Starbucks Security today.  I do not need anything downtown from www.cvs.com , so I will keep the home fires burning.  It is 68 degrees Fahrenheit in my apartment, but going outside so much in the winter, I do not notice the cooler temperature.  It does not cost that much money to keep it a few degrees warmer, which when it gets colder outside this winter, I might do.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 5:50 A.M.  I used to have a white Philips Iphone and USB stand and charger, but I can not find it.  Possibly in my haste to declutter the apartment, I threw it out.  I looked everywhere else for it.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 5:20 A.M.  When I was down in Key West starving in the winter of 1977, there was young guy my age that looked like George Cary.  He wore a big star on his belt, and he told me he was "The Deputy of Love".  The person had a lot of people around him, so it might have been Tony Blair or Richard Branson, both of whom looked a bit like George Cary back then.  At the time George was working at the Tampa Downs race track.  The richest person in Key West in the winter of 1978, when I met John Bolton whose father looked like Ernest Hemingway was probably Izi, since he was from Saudi Arabia.  He spent a lot of his free time on a prayer rug facing Mecca at Louie's windsurfing patio just south of the http://www.casamarinaresort.com/ .  In Key West back then before they put in the sewers and the new sewage plant, they pumped the raw sewage into the ocean, so Key West had the highest incidence of meningitis in the United States.  They also sprayed the street at night with chemicals to keep the six inch palmetto bugs away, which tourist do not like to see.  Recently people down there have been getting Dingy fever.  Also there are coral snakes down there which are the most poisonous reptiles in the U.S.A., and the state of Florida quit making Coral Snake venom for lack of money.  One might be able to get malaria down there too.  Some people whom live down south or whom have visited down south might have better tropical immunities than new comers from up north.  Some of the big fish down there are pretty dangerous too.  Of course north of Key West, there are a lot of alligators in the Everglades, so some of them might venture down into the Keys also.  Some of those local so called dirt bags have a lot of tropical experience.  They just do not feel like dressing up in the hot sweaty weather.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 4:50 A.M.  On the trip to Washington D.C., when I first met Dr. Gillespie in Georgetown, he had me move from the Dutch Inn to the Georgetown Inn, because he said the Dutch Inn was a Flop House.  I told him much could be said about the Showboat Hotel in Greenwich which is now the https://delamar.com/ .  At the Georgetown Inn, they tried to get me to smoke Dunhill Jasmine cigarettes, but I told them that Marlboro Ultra Light 100s were good enough for me.  There is a Philip Morris factory on the north side of Richmond, Virginia with a Holiday Inn nearby, if one happens to be driving down south.  I was also told that the bakery next to the Georgetown Inn bakes two million croissants a day, so there must be a lot of Francophiles down there.  At the George H.W. Bush inaugural festivities, I happen to walk into the Wisconsin reception at the Georgetown Inn with lots of free food, and I chatted with the governor of Wisconsin Tommy Thomson and the football player Bart Starr.  We never did find the Connecticut reception, but we attended the Connecticut Ball which had people from other states.  The only three blond men in the room were Gerry Ford's sons, so there much have been other people there from Michigan.  I chatted with General MacArthur's widow who was surrounded by eight Marine Honor Guards in Dress Pinks.  One my dates was Admiral Halsey's daughter in law and another was a columnist for a Philadelphia newspaper.  I must have looked like the town drunk, because I drank two Vodka and Tonics from the cash bar, when none of the other ten thousand people seemed to be drinking.  The ballroom was so big, that when President Bush and Barbara Bush showed up, they looked like tiny figurines way away on the stage.  When Washington D.C. puts on the feed bag, they do it up a big way.  Eight of us had a $850 dinner bill that night at a French restaurant that my rich friends paid for.  Of course, I read about six months ago, that Queen Elizabeth II was going to hold a state dinner for President Eisenhower, and at the last minute, he cancelled because of local politics, which had the British all upset.  They go through a lot of work for a state visit, if you get my drift.  I will now go outside again.  I had a friend at www.lfc.edu from the Boston area with the last name Sachs, but I am not sure if he had a connection with Goldman Sachs or not.  Also another classmate's father was the four star www.af.mil general in charge of NATO.  When my family was on vacation in Tobago, we ran into her brother who was camping out at the Pigeon Point Beach that had a lot of black flies, but was warm in the winter.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 4:15 A.M.  https://www.facebook.com/usnavyband/videos/10154703614423396/?hc_ref=ARTHDJ3oXeF1hdGOm5rUfrlmIiSIaNuJVvha3fH_RrWjz7RJdzSGWaaCS3Rxff7_IjY

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A warm place in Washington D.C. in the daytime next to the Capitol https://www.usbg.gov/ , if one happens to be down there in the winter.  Washington D.C. was classified as a tropical zone by the British Foreign Office until after World War II and the advent of air conditioning.  Thus England must be a lot colder.  Also one should never wear a new pair of shoes to Washington D.C. with all of the walking one has to do in those big buildings around the Mall and walking around the Mall.  A relative when she visited France used to call sore feet "Chateau Foot".  Also the Rothschilds make Cheateau Le Feet Rothschild wine.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 4:00 A.M.  I went outside again.  A couple of months after that Ronald Reagan first inaugural trip to Washington D.C., I flew down on an Eastern jet from New York City for the day, and on the way back that day, I sat next to head Ed Meese the Attorney General.  He told me I should quit frequenting the Meat Packing district in Manhattan, or I would end up on a meat hook.  That seemed sort of strange to me, since it was mostly maintenance people down there.  I went back to Washington D.C. again in February 1983, after I finished the garage apartment in Plandome Manor, Long Island.  I stayed at the Dutch Hotel now the https://www.thegrahamgeorgetown.com and http://www.georgetowninn.com/ .  I met Dr. Gillespie who was Lyndon Johnson's heart surgeon at the 1789 restaurant at Georgetown University.  He toured me around the Georgetown Medical Center, and showed me the first cat scan machine in America made by https://www.usa.philips.com/ a Dutch company.  I took the Amtrak down there and back on that trip.  I went down again for George H.W. Bush's inaugural in 1989 with a neighbor of Helen Clay Frick from Bedford, New York who had been in the www.army.mil and we stayed with a relative of Governor Harriman of New York, but although we attended the inaugural balls, we were staying at the Dutch Inn again, and we had lunch there and did not attend the inaugural itself, but we watched it on television.  I met up with Dr. Gillespie again, and he had me at his Georgetown Home.  He told me he designed hospitals all over the world, which I tended to believe.  He also tried to convince me that Washington D.C. is the most powerful city in the world, but with all of those old buildings it certainly does not look like it.  I recall returning again about a year later when I drove down with the same person, and I returned on Amtrak, when we stayed at the Dutch Inn again, and we toured around including the www.wh.gov when President George H.W. Bush was in Argentina http://mikelouisscott.com/mlsdc.jpg .  I think that was the last time I was there.  I guess the people up north pay so money in taxes, they occasionally want to see us in person down there for better or worse.  I also drove through Washington D.C. a number of times going back and forth to Florida in the 1970s and 1980s.  I used to stopped at Dulles airport for a pit stop.  I will now go outside again.  People whom are obsessed with the Presidency are suppose to have "White House Fever", but down there, they call it "Potomac Fever".  I also recall once flying out of National Airport on Air Florida to Westchester Country airport on a 727 Jet full of military officers in uniform, which got me to thinking there might be a lot of military around here.  I do not recall how I got down there or what the purpose of the trip was.  Back in July 1976, I also drove out of Greenville, South Carolina, where I was working for a Daniel construction now a part of www.fluor.com , and I unhitched my U-Haul trailer, and I drove around Washington D.C, and then I returned to Greenwich, Connecticut for the Tall Ships Bicentennial Fourth of July event before returning to www.nantucket.net which is a bit less crowded.  In America at large ski resorts, they have large lodges where one can warm up and have a cigarette inside and drink inside, but I learned in Europe at ski resorts, they only have small coffee shops, and one has to sit outside in the cold to have a drink and a cigarette.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 2:55 A.M.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42295162

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20171110-how-the-ussr-tested-the-biggest-nuclear-bomb-in-history  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 2:45 A.M.  Probably most prestigious event I ever attended at a United States citizen was at Ronald Reagan's first inaugural, I attended the Medal of Honor reception with President Reagan at the Hilton Hotel near the www.wh.gov , and I drank a Drambuie on the rocks.  Of course I was not alone down there.  I flew down that morning on a $40 Braniff Airlines flight from Kennedy airport, and the only other passenger on the jet was the Saudi Arabian oil minister.  I left the following day after staying at the Dutch Hotel now the https://www.thegrahamgeorgetown.com on the www.time.com magazine 727 jet to Westchester County airport, and I took the local train back to New Canaan, Connecticut.  While on the local train I chatted with a little blond boy from New Canaan who was from Brazil.  Back in those days, the Chief of Police in New Canaan was Roy Scott, and he had a son named Michael Scott who was always in the local New Canaan newspaper for setting off fire crackers in town.  How times have changed when the kids grow up.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 2:20 A.M.  I went through http://scott-mike.com/bf.htm .  I will now go outside, and leave more foot prints in the snow.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 1:55 A.M.  This makes interesting reading https://www.ibm.com/ibm/us/en/ .  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 1:25 A.M.  I went to the Army Navy game right after President Kennedy was assassinated http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/12/09/army-rallies-past-navy-in-snowy-thriller.html .  I used to get around more.  I will now go outside again to see if there are any polar bears around.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 1:20 A.M.  After I left www.cbsnews.com , in June 1973, I used to know a long gone pub in Greenwich Village where a lot of CBS employees would gather.  It was next to a 24 hour television repair shop with lots of spare parts.  Once I went there around 1974 during a blizzard, and I saw Margaret Thatcher and Map Tse Tung both there.  They were not paying official visits to Manhattan, but like a lot of travelers going elsewhere, they were stranded during a heavy snow storm.  It happens all the time in the winter in the greater New York City area with 40 million people living within a hundred miles of it, since New York City is a transportation and communications hub for the world.  Out here in the boon docks of Connecticut we get a few stragglers whom have managed to make it through New York City.  When one is in Manhattan, and one tells people they are from Greenwich, Connecticut, they think we are living way out in the wilderness.  At night after 11 P.M., it is only about a  twenty to twenty five minute drive into Manhattan.  However, since there is no point though, since nobody communicated with me from there, and all they really want is more money, when they already have plenty of money.  That is my two cents for the day.  CIO

12/10/17 Sunday 12:05 A.M.  I went outside briefly.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  There is an office for rent above www.starbucks.com downtown on Greenwich Avenue.  When I lived on the rental farm in Lake Forest, Illinois, when I attended www.lfc.edu , I lived near Libertyville, Illinois where Adlai Stevenson was from.  Adlai Stevenson's roommate at www.harvard.edu was the https://www.facebook.com/AgaKhanIV/ whose birthday is December 13, if you want to send him birthday greetings.  His family used to own their own state in India, so they used to be quite wealthy.  His grandfather was supposed to be the world's richest person.  He is also a Swiss citizen.  Thus he seems to manage to make ends meet.  CIO

12/09/17 Saturday 10:55 P.M.  I woke up, and I ate 12 Danish butter cookies.  I finally woke up at 10 P.M..  I went outside, and I cleaned five inches of snow off my Volvo wagon.  I also cleaned off the three front benches, and the two rear picnic tables.  I used to clean off the benches in front of the senior and the arts center and the veterans monument and the Restoration hardware store plaza downtown, but I guess some of the locals can now do that.  I picked up the mail.  I will eat breakfast of Kashi cereal and milk, a toasted English muffin with Smart Balance Spread and jelly, a glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water, and a 12 ounce cup of regular coffee with Equal sweetener and milk and vitamins and supplements.  CIO 

12/09/17 Saturday 12:45 P.M.  There is about two inches of snow now.  I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed.  CIO

12/09/17 Saturday 12:25 P.M.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428379964137778/  British Royalty on Facebook

http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/27168

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I will now go back out into our local Siberian wilderness.  CIO

12/09/17 Saturday 11:55 A.M.  As a matter of comment, a lot of the women in Greenwich, Connecticut looked like drowned rats in the morning, because they go swimming at the local Y.W.C.A., which like the local Y.M.C.A. has a very nice swimming pool.  I do not swim at either, since the chlorine in the pool really bothers my eyes.  CIO

12/09/17 Saturday 11:55 A.M.  There are lots of four wheel drive vehicles at the indoor Dorothy Hamill ice skating rink http://www.greenwichct.org/government/departments/parks_and_recreation/ice_skating/  in the back yard.  One of my brother in laws has a friend whose brother married Dorothy Hamill.  The https://www.cosport.com/ are in South Korea this coming winter 2018.  When I was at the Albertville, France Winters Olympics in 1992, there were a lot of people there from Greenwich, Connecticut wearing American Express aprons scalping tickets.  Nobody was interested in going to the outdoor events, because it is too cold, but all of the indoor events were sold out.  Back then with optic fibers there were fifty thousand communications people and also fifty thousand security people, yet in the center of it all, it seemed quite peaceful.  I read about a year ago, that in South Korea they charge a visitor $800 a day to use a wireless Iphone, so communications there might be quite expensive.  Also 2.5 billion people watch the Winter Olympics on television, so it is a major media event drawing a lot of expensive advertisers.  CIO

12/09/17 Saturday 11:20 A.M.  As if you did not know https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melville_Corporation .  CIO

12/09/17 Saturday 11:20 A.M.  I ate a salad of five ounces of Romaine lettuce with 4 ounces of diced Dutch Gouda cheese and four campari tomatoes cuts into quarters and five sliced medium mushrooms and two ounces of Chatham Village garlic and cheese croutons and a 3.75 ounce tin of sardines with oil and grated parmesan and Romano cheese and Wish Bone balsamic and vinaigrette dressing and Wish Bone Spicy Caesar dressing and extra virgin olive oil with ground black pepper and a 12 ounce glass of diet Fresca.  I noticed while at Zyn Stationary that President Donald www.wh.gov Trump is on the cover of www.forbes.com magazine.  Steve Forbes also lives in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedminster,_New_Jersey where President Trump has a house.  Jackie O'Nassis also used to live nearby in Peapack, New Jersey.  My friend George Gordon Cary's grandfather Jay Coogan also used to live in Gladstone, New Jersey, and his old English estate is now the headquarters of the https://www.uset.org/ .  Malcolm Forbes lived in Far Hills, New Jersey.  Far Hills, New Jersey used to have a snow mobile shop, when I once got a fan belt replaced on my Volvo in a blizzard coming from George's grandfather house to a party in Manhattan.  I do not drive on snow anymore, because I worry about the other person.  Doris Duke used to have a place in New Jersey.  I was once told the Rockefeller's primary homes are in New Jersey.  I was told they just maintained North Tarrytown, so that Nelson could run for governor.  A lot of families have multiple world wide homes.  About 29 years ago, I met a young jogger from Rye, New York whom claimed he had caddied for President Trump at the Westchester Country Club or maybe it was the Winged Food Country Club.  However, most wealthy people have a lot of friends and numerous contacts, so that is not unusual.  I also noticed that the edition of www.time.com magazine that one gets in the mail is different than what one sells at the local news stands.  I chatted with a relative.  I went outside again.  There is about one inch of snow so far. CIO  

12/09/17 Saturday 9:35 A.M.  I went downtown to Greenwich Avenue.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue.  I sat out at various locations.  I chatted with a www.starbucks.com regular.  I used the bathroom at Starbucks.  I stopped by the CFCF coffee shop across the street from CVS, and I gave them a briefing on the coffee business.  They have their own coffee roaster there.  After my walk, I sat out for a while.  I then went by Zyn Stationary, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, and I lost.  I think I should quit playing scratch cards.  I have been on a losing streak for about a year.  I used the bathroom at Starbucks again.  Recently, since I have lost fifty pounds since last February, I have had a problem with my boxer shorts and long underwear sliding down from my waist.  I threw out all of my small underwear.  I then drove to www.cvs.com .  I used the bathroom at CVS.  I bought three 12 packs of diet Fresca for $5.69, $4.31, and $5.69 and $1.80 can deposit, and a 17.5 ounce can of deluxe no salt mixed nuts for $8.99 for $26.48 total.  I put my purchases in the rear of my Volvo wagon.  I then adjusted my clothing at the CVS bathroom.  I then bought a https://www.accu-chek.com/meters/guide-meter on sale for $7.99 down from $32.99.  I chatted with a person with a relative from Chicago, Illinois about Mercedes.  I then sat outside in the little park across the street.  I then returned home.  I chatted with a neighbor.  I used my little folding cart to bring up my Fresca soda.  I put the cart back in the rear of my Volvo wagon.  I put the new black windshield cover on the windshield of my Volvo wagon.  It has begun to snow.  I sat outside briefly.  I will now go outside again.  I somehow lost the receipt for the $7.99 Accu-chek meter from CVS.  Talking to people I do not know distracts me.  CIO

12/09/17 Saturday 4:10 A.M.  I went outside, and I drank my coffee.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  I went outside again.  While having breakfast, I watched the rebroadcast on Fox Business News of Donald www.wh.gov Trump's speech from Pensacola, Florida.  My family lived in Pensacola, Florida from 1954 to 1956.  My father Louis Dale Scott was the assistant plant manager for the Chemstrand Nylon Plant there.  One coworker was once on television's "What's My Line", and his secret was that he had 5,000 www.navy.mil wives working for him at the Chemstrand Nylon plant.  Back then Nylon was profitable, since it was used to make automobile tires.  We once flew up on the Chemstrand private DC3 from Pensacola to Akron, Ohio to visit the Firestone family whom had a nice French Chateau type house.  Alas that is all history.  I will now shower and clean up.  I will then go downtown to Greenwich Avenue for a walk.  It is not suppose to snow until after 10 A.M. http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.04904598378624&lon=-73.62304748575207&site=all&smap=1#.Wium4TdryUl .  CIO

12/09/17 Saturday 2:20 A.M.  I woke up, and I ate 12 Danish butter cookies.  I finally woke up at 12:30 A.M..  I went outside.  I picked up the mail.  I got my Connecticut Renter's Rebate check for $538.16.  I went downtown, and I deposit it at the www.chase.com bank at Deerfield Place.  Now, I can afford to continue to moon walk on Greenwich Avenue.  I went downtown, and I sat out briefly.  Nobody was around.  I returned home, and I sat outside briefly.  I will now eat breakfast of oatmeal with Equal sweetener and milk and sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with Smart Balance spread and preserves, a 12 ounce glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water, a cup of coffee with Equal sweetener and milk, and vitamins and supplements.  I will go outside again.  CIO

12/08/17 Friday 1:35 P.M.  I went outside, and I chatted with neighbors.  I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed.  CIO

12/08/17 Friday 12:20 P.M.  I ate half of a Knorr teriyaki rice mixture with a two White Castle cheeseburgers and a 12 ounce glass of diet www.coke.com .  On the Greenwich Library book on the interview with Nancy Carnegie Rockefeller that I bought for 50 cents when it was discarded, it says that the little red house in front the Mews retirement home http://www.themewsingreenwich.org/ used to be the Scott family boarding house run by another Scott family that used to run a railroad boarding house here in town in the old days.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/08/17 Friday 10:50 A.M.  I went downtown to Greenwich Avenue.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue.  I sat out at various locations.  I stopped by www.cvs.com , and I bought buy one get one free of one pound Danish butter cookies for $5.79 both.  I then bought a Royal Crest clear shower curtain liner for $3.99 and .25 tax for $4.24 total.  I used the bathroom at CVS.  After I finished my walk, I sat out viewing another slow ebb and flow morning of the daytime people moving in harmony with the world.  I then went to the Stop and Shop at West Putnam Avenue.  The can and bottle return machines are now on the outside at the southeast corner of the building.  I bought a 59 ounce Tropicana pineapple mango juice for $2.50, a four 5.4 ounce pack of Dannon low fat Greek blueberry yogurt for $3.50, two tubes of buttermilk biscuits for .75 each, a 64 ounce Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice for $2.50, a 8 ounce package of sliced mushrooms for $1.99, a pint of cherry tomatoes for $2.99, three 5 ounce Chatham Village large cut cheese and garlic croutons for $1.99 each, two 10 ounce Dole Salad greens for $1.99 each, bananas for .49 a pound for .36 and .70 can return for $32.78.  I then returned home.  I sat outside briefly.  I put away my groceries.  I will now install the new shower curtain liner.  I will then go outside again, and I will throw out the old shower curtain liner.  CIO

12/08/17 Friday 7:15 A.M.  I threw out the garbage, when I went out.  My richer neighbors seem to go to www.mcdonalds.com for breakfast, but that is way beyond my budget.  I will now dress up warmly and go downtown to inspect the Holiday decorations again.  I also should put in a few supplies with the snow coming tomorrow.  Be kind to any unfortunate travelers whom have not made it down south yet.  If one gets stuck traveling in the snow tomorrow, one could try resting at the lower level parking lot at www.cvs.com on West Putnam Avenue.  They also have three charging stations, if one is driving an electric car.  CVS at 644 West Putnam Avenue still needs night time help from 10 P.M. to 7 A.M..  CIO

12/08/17 Friday 6:40 A.M.  I ate a salad of five ounces of Romaine lettuce with 3 ounces of diced Dutch Gouda cheese and four campari tomatoes cuts into quarters and four sliced medium mushrooms and two ounces of Chatham Village garlic and cheese croutons and a 3.75 ounce tin of sardines with oil and grated parmesan and Romano cheese and Wish Bone balsamic and vinaigrette dressing and Wish Bone Spicy Caesar dressing and extra virgin olive oil with ground black pepper and a 12 ounce glass of diet Fresca.  I chatted with an older friend that has Nordic experience.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/08/17 Friday 5:45 A.M.  I finished configuring the Iphone 4 for now.  It is just my backup cell phone.  Earlier, I put a cup of water with a few drops of Schultz liquid plant for on the white poinsettia plant.  The last time, I visited the Big Apple was for a Microsoft Conference, where they gave away copies of Windows Vista was about 10 years ago.  These are the pictures that I took of midtown Manhattan http://scott-mike.com/mls-030408/ .  On the way out from the conference, the trains were not running, and there were a couple of thousand stranded people in Grand Central Station that looked like Prince Andrew in dark suits.  I was wearing my red Woolrich jacket, and I walked up to someone that looked like Prince Charles and Gordon Brown, and the British flag was flying at the Waldorf Astoria, so maybe it was them.  The first train out was up the Westchester line, and no one was on the second train the New Haven line, so I figured out all of the money was going up the Hudson River, where ever that leads.  A big fat black African American New York City police woman threatened me on Vanderbilt Avenue for smoking a cigarette within 50 feet of the Grand Central entrance, when plenty of other Hispanic people were.  I thus determined I was not welcome in Manhattan, so I never went back again.  I was told by a local physicist that taught at www.columbia.edu for 50 years that people in this area, do not like my look, because I look German, although I am half Dutch, which I guess is the same look.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/08/17 Friday 4:50 A.M. http://view.klm-mail.com/?qs=af057b2d28867eaad6bd08c920c9206cde3fbbe17b278510e76760cc5f4a972f42e7b0eff87b64a44048923a7b8bddf81e62254e21dc2dcfd613f1223ba9a41d17e4f44e9eb50720

I will now go outside to get a breath of fresh air.  Not much happening locally in this small corner of the greater south western Connecticut near New Amsterdam.  We are still waiting for a few crumbs from New Amsterdam to come our way, if you get my drift.  CIO

12/08/17 Friday 4:30 A.M.  I went outside again.  Three to five inches of snow coming here on Saturday http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.04904598378624&lon=-73.62304748575207&site=all&smap=1#.WipaqjdryUl .  CIO

12/08/17 Friday 3:55 A.M.  I uploaded some pictures of the recent changes in my apartment http://scott-mike.com/mls-apt-1217/ and http://mikelouisscott.com/mls-apt-1217/ .  Well I have done the best that I can afford.  CIO

12/08/17 Friday 3:15 A.M.  I went outside twice.  I backed up the updated and changed files from the primary work Dell computer C: drive to the Seagate 1 TB external hard drive in the Rosewell hard drive holder.  I installed a few apps on the Iphone 4.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/08/17 Friday 1:20 A.M.  I did a Windows Complete PC backup of the primary work Dell computer from the C: drive to the Toshiba 2TB external hard drive.  I drank my coffee outside, and I chatted with neighbors.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  I will now do an Aomei backup of the primary work Dell computer from the C: drive to the Toshiba 2 TB external hard drive.  I will go outside again.  I will then shower and clean up.  CIO 

12/07/17 Thursday 10:45 P.M.  I went back outside again at 2:30 P.M..  I woke up, and I ate three ounces of Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese and 9 ounces of lightly salted mixed nuts.  I finally woke up at 10 P.M..  I went outside.  I picked up the mail.  As of January 1, 2018, my www.ssa.gov supplemental security income is going up from $735 to $750 a month.  I will eat breakfast of Kashi cereal and milk, a toasted English muffin with Smart Balance Spread and jelly, a glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water, and a 12 ounce cup of regular coffee with Equal sweetener and milk and vitamins and supplements.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/07/17 Thursday 12:30 P.M.  I will now shut down the primary www.dell.com work computer, and I will eat a 5.4 ounce Dannon low fat Greek raspberry yogurt, and I will go to bed.  Bon Soir.  CIO

12/07/17 Thursday 12:05 P.M.  I put one each of the two new stakes in each of the miniature potted palms, so each one now is tied up with two stakes.  I added a bag of potting soil to each one, and I formed it like a cone around each plant.  I then added a quart of water to each plant with 10 drops of Schultz Liquid plant food in each quart, and I also watered the other two plants with the same formula.  The poinsettia does not need watering yet.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/07/17 Thursday 11:05 A.M.  I went downtown to McArdles on Arch Street.  They have a lot of festive holiday greenery.  I bought two dry 4 quart Espoma organic potting mix for $6 each and a 4 foot 3/8th inch stake for $1.50 and .88 tax for $14.38 total.  I then sat out downtown for a while.  I walked over to Zyn Stationary, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, and I lost.  I sat out for a while longer.  I then went by the Greenwich Hardware store https://www.greenwichhardware.com/ , and I bought a three foot by 1/2 inch dowel for $2.  I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop https://greenwichunitedway.org/organization/greenwich-hospital-auxiliary-thrift-shop/ , and I toured the place.  I bought a Queen Anne chair green and brown plaid pattern Scotch Guard fabric in very good condition for $65.  I then carried it out and put it in my Volvo wagon.  When I got home, I used my little folding cart to wheel it up to my apartment.  I moved the www.harvard.edu chair from the hallway entrance to in front of the northwest corner of the living room in front of the Sony CD player.  I gave the five white throw pillows to a neighbor.  I put the Queen Anne chair to the left of the left living room closet at the hallway entrance.  It is very comfortable, and fits well, and a good location for watching television.  I went outside, and I chatted with neighbors.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/07/17 Thursday 7:35 A.M.  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/world/middleeast/salvator-mundi-da-vinci-saudi-prince-bader.html?emc=edit_th_20171207&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=46729

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I will now go downtown again to get some dirt.  CIO

12/07/17 Thursday 7:15 A.M.  https://www.mcardles.com/ might have some MiracleGro potting soil https://www.miraclegro.com/en-us/products/soils-amendments/miracle-gro-cactus-palm-citrus-potting-mix?cmp=kid/Gardens/Google_SEM/Brand/G_Gardens_Brand_Do_PottingMix/G_Gardens_Brand_Do_PottingMix_General&s_kwcid=AL!4676!3!193829906106!e!!g!!miracle%20gro%20potting%20mix&ef_id=WicASwAAAK8TNHNG:20171207120912:s  for my minature plams.  They open at 8 A.M..  The Dutch when they can afford it like flowers and house plants.  CIO

12/07/17 Thursday 6:50 A.M.   I ate a salad of five ounces of Romaine lettuce with 4 ounces of diced Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese and three campari tomatoes cuts into quarters and four sliced medium mushrooms and two ounces of Chatham Village garlic and cheese croutons and a 3.75 ounce tin of sardines with oil and grated parmesan and Romano cheese and Wish Bone balsamic and vinaigrette dressing and Wish Bone Spicy Caesar dressing and extra virgin olive oil with ground black pepper and a 12 ounce glass of diet www.coke.com .  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/07/17 Thursday 6:15 A.M.  A local rabbit was moving around, so that probably means there are no predators around.  CIO

12/07/17 Thursday 5:50 A.M.  I finished entering the telephone numbers on my Iphone 4.  While doing that I did a Windows Complete PC backup of the primary Dell work computer from the C: drive to the D: drive.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/07/17 Thursday 4:40 A.M.  I saw the red fox crossing east at the north end of the building coming from the Byram River.  I did not need multiple vitamins, since I had another bottle of similar vitamins in my vitamin supply, but I did not recognize them since they were in a box not a bottle.  I will now start entering the telephone numbers on my Iphone 4.  CIO

12/07/17 Thursday 4:15 A.M.  I threw out the garbage.  While I was out, I installed the latest Windows Updates on the primary www.dell.com work computer.  I went by www.cvs.com at 644 West Putnam Avenue.  I bought buy one get one free of 120 capsule CVS Multivitamin/Multimineral capsules for $11.49 both.  I then went downtown to Greenwich Avenue.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  There was not much going on.  By 1 A.M., the Sundown saloon was closed.  After my walk, I went by the Putnam  Shell at 481 West Putnam Avenue.  I bought a 6.25 ounce STP super concentrated high mileage fuel injector cleaner http://www.stp.com/products/fuel-additives/super-concentrated-fuel-injector-cleaner/ for $7.99 and .51 tax for $8.50 total.  I put it in my gasoline tank for a cheap tune up.  I bought $9 of self service V-Power premium gasoline for $3.599 a gallon for 2.502 gallons at odometer reading of 116541 miles for 35 miles driven since Tuesday November 28, 2017 for 13.989 miles per gallon in local traffic.  I then returned home.  I sat outside briefly.  I started installing telephone numbers on my Iphone 4.  I will now go outside again.  CIO 

12/06/17 Wednesday 11:45 P.M.  I went outside, and I drank my coffee.  I picked up the mail.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  I will now go outside again.  I will then shower and clean up and go downtown.  CIO

12/06/17 Wednesday 10:40 P.M.  I chatted with a relative at 5 P.M..  I woke up at 10 P.M..  I went outside.  I will eat breakfast of Kashi cereal and milk, a toasted English muffin with Smart Balance Spread and jelly, a glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water, and a 12 ounce cup of regular coffee with Equal sweetener and milk and vitamins and supplements.  CIO

12/06/17 Wednesday 1:40 P.M.  I think I will take another nap.  CIO

12/06/17 Wednesday 1:35 P.M.  There used to be a little www.apple.com store up in New Canaan, Connecticut 30 years ago, so maybe somebody up there made money off Apple.  Of course the resources are more limited in New Canaan, but there is a lot of stuff around it.  I once met the nephew of Queen Beatrice of the Netherlands and he lived in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and he was the pilot on www.klm.com 747 that lost all four engines over a volcano in Alaska, but he was able to restart the jet.  In the olds days, one could go to an airport and network with the flight personnel to see what was happening elsewhere in the world, since the flight personnel were well traveled.  When I was in Key West, Pan Am still existed, because that was where they originally started flying airboats from Key West to Havana.  The Harriman family had a major investment in Pan Am.  Alas the world has changed a bit since then.  The last time I changed jets at Hartsdale airport in Atlanta over ten years ago, I saw a lot of airlines that I had never heard about.  CIO

12/06/17 Wednesday 12:50 P.M.  I ate a 10.75 ounce Banquet Swedish meatballs with a 12 ounce glass of diet Fresca.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/06/17 Wednesday 12:30 P.M.  I went outside twice.  I chatted with a relative.  The had a northeastern on the coast of Maine last night http://www.kennebunkportbeachwebcam.com/ .  CIO

12/06/17 Wednesday 11:20 A.M.  http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/us/article/Suburban-NY-police-tell-residents-to-avoid-hybrid-12406414.php CIO

12/06/17 Wednesday 10:45 A.M.  I woke up at 10:30 A.M..  I ate 2.5 ounces of crispy onions and a 3 ounce chunk of Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese.  I went outside again.  It seems to be cold and damp outside.  CIO

12/06/17 Wednesday 5:45 A.M.  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/obituaries/king-michael-romania-dead.html?emc=edit_th_20171206&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=46729

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I will now go outside again.  I think I will then take another nap.  CIO

12/06/17 Wednesday 5:10 A.M.  When I was younger around here in Greenwich and Nantucket, I used to wear a http://www.hawaii.edu/ T-shirt, and I have visited the big island in Hawaii and stayed at the https://maui.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html on Maui.  I even once took a hundred dollar cab ride to do an errand near Pearl Harbor, but I have not been on the base there.  I might have driven by the University of Hawaii.  Word of advise, one does need to wear a Brooks Brothers herringbone wool suit in Hawaii in August.  All they show on television there is Hawaii Five O.  CIO

12/06/17 Wednesday 4:45 A.M.  I ate a salad of five ounces of Romaine lettuce with 3 ounces of diced Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese and three campari tomatoes cuts into quarters and four sliced medium mushrooms and 1.5 ounces of Fresh Gourmet crispy onions and six Lindsay large black pitted olives and a 3.75 ounce tin of sardines with oil and grated parmesan and Romano cheese and Wish Bone balsamic and vinaigrette dressing and Wish Bone Spicy Caesar dressing and extra virgin olive oil with ground black pepper and a 12 ounce glass of diet Sprite Zero.  I will now go outside again.  The last time I checked recently, I was 217.4 pounds.  That is weight not money.  CIO

12/06/17 Wednesday 3:45 A.M.   There is a cold wind coming out of the Northwest.  I also was around the http://www.uva.nl/en/home when I stayed next to the https://www.heineken.com/us/agegateway?returnurl=%2fus brewery, and https://www.uibk.ac.at/ when I stayed a small hotel on a AAA trip overseas, and I visited https://www.ice.edu/ , when I visited the Roosevelt home in Hyde Park, New York, and I once spent the night camping outside at Easter Time at the http://w2.vatican.va , and I have a relative that lives near https://new.trinity.edu/ , and I probably walked or drove by https://www.gwu.edu/ when I was in Washington D.C..  Somebody I once met was the head trustee of https://www.vassar.edu/ , but I never visited it.  I once stored my belongings near http://www.norwich.edu/ while I summered out on Nantucket.  When I left the island to Woods Hole in one day I visited Harvard, Dartmouth, Yale, Princeton, and stored the items in a relative's house near Philadelphia, and then I closed down https://mcsorleysoldalehouse.nyc/ in Greenwich Village, and then left the U-Haul truck in New London, and hitchhiked down to Cayo Hueso.  The person I was traveling with was from Blue Eyed, Missouri and seemed to know a bit more about Nantucket than I did jogging and washing dishes and pots and painting.  CIO

12/06/17 Wednesday 3:05 A.M.   I drove by the https://www.upenn.edu/ a number of times while visiting relatives in the Philadelphia area.  I once stopped by http://www.psu.edu/ during Halloween night while driving across country.  I stayed over night at the Woods Hole ferry dock on the way to www.nantucket.net  while visiting the http://www.whoi.edu/ .  They have good clam chowder there.  While in the Keys where the http://www.fio.usf.edu/index.html is, I stayed one year at the http://www.casamarinaresort.com/ when it was being reconstructed.  I think it used to be called the Key West Oceanographic Institute.  I spent a winter near http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/ living in an inexpensive motel on Daytona Beach with friends.  At https://www.ju.edu/ , I stayed with Hurley Haywood.  I visited http://www.northeastern.edu/ while at Lake Forest College.  I visited https://www.uchicago.edu/ while living at 31 East Elm Street in Chicago.  While living in Boston, I also visited www.mit.edu that I worked next to while at Polaroid.  I also drove by http://www.bu.edu/ , http://www.northeastern.edu/ , http://www.simmons.edu/ , https://www.tufts.edu/ , https://www.bc.edu/ .  I visited https://www.unh.edu/ and stayed with Jim Eldert.  I traveled up to the entrance of http://www.bowdoin.edu/ , but stayed at the Y.M.C.A. in Portland, Maine which has an indoor swimming pool.  While in Kennebunkport over the years, I visited the http://www.une.edu/ while staying with family.  I visited http://www.virginia.edu/  when we drove up north to move to Connecticut.  I visited https://www.wlu.edu/ , when I was college hunting, and I recall staying with my father in an old Inn there.  I visited https://www.hamilton.edu/ when I was college hunting with my father, and I recall driving through a blizzard from Boston to and back the same day.  I visited http://www.wm.edu/ in the summer of 1965 with Jerry Harrison when we stayed again with Mrs. Barclay the secretary to the head of Colonial Williamsburg https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/ and returned again when I was older, and I stayed on the front porch of the Presbyterian minister there.  I used to drive down to Atlanta and tour around http://www.gatech.edu/ and stay in cheap motels.  I lived near both http://www.furman.edu/ and https://www.bju.edu , https://www.greenvilleinstitute.com/ and https://www.clemson.edu/ .  I used to drive down from Boston and visit friends at www.brown.edu .  I drove by http://www.risd.edu/ and possibly visited it on my way to Nantucket.  I visited http://www.uwyo.edu/ while driving across country, but I did not stay there.  While at the Albertville, France Winter Olympics, I spent a day walking around near the https://www.unige.ch/en/university/presentation/ where the World Wide Web got started.  While in New York, I used to walk near http://cooper.edu/ .  While on Long Island, I visited http://post.edu/ when I was living and working in Plandome Manor.  https://www.purchase.edu/ is nearby me with its busy airport.  I drove near https://www.scripps.edu/ while traveling the Coast Highway in California.  I also visited http://www.ucla.edu/ , https://uci.edu/ , and https://www.pepperdine.edu/ .  My mother's family is from Holland, Michigan where https://hope.edu/ is where I used to vacation.  Another relative showed me https://www.oru.edu/ . While touring Montreal once or twice, I recall visiting or being around https://www.mcgill.ca/ where the www.cia.gov conducted the LSD experiments on brain washing.  I visited Myles McGough at http://www.utica.edu/ .  In driving around Connecticut and the New England area, I visited https://www.usma.edu , http://www.cga.edu/ , http://www.trincoll.edu/ , https://uconn.edu/ , https://www.williams.edu/ , https://www.amherst.edu/ , http://www.middlebury.edu/ , http://www.wesleyan.edu/ , and https://www.fairfield.edu/ .  Of course in Florence Italy, I was attending classes at the University of Grenoble extension there.  I think I once drove around the https://www.usna.edu/ while driving to Florida.  I think I have driven by the www.fit.edu coming and going from Vero Beach, Florida.  http://www.fau.edu/ was in Boca Raton, Florida when I camped out there.  I also once drove by http://www.flagler.edu/ while touring the coast of Florida.  I also was around http://www.broward.edu/ , http://www.rollins.edu/ , http://www.stetson.edu , when I was camping out in Florida.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/06/17 Wednesday 1:25 A.M.  I went outside again.  Scotland is famous for having "The Black Watch".  The Netherlands is famous for having "The Night Watch".  I am not sure what the English do at night, since the pubs there close at 11 P.M., but they have private clubs and private casinos.  At www.stamford.edu , I might have slept in their parking lot on one of my five trips to California between 1978 and 1980.  At the University of California at Santa Cruz https://www.ucsc.edu/ , I slept in their parking lot.  At the University of California at Santa Barbara https://www.ucsb.edu/ , I slept in the parking lot and up in the mountains at camp ground with mountain lions and cattle near Solvang.  Driving across country back then there were a number of Universities and Airports that I stopped by to rest at.  I had family to visit at the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana http://illinois.edu/ .  The last time at www.lfc.edu , I stayed at a relative's in Chicago.  At www.nyu.edu , my last roommate in Manhattan was secretary to the Dean of Business School before she went to work as head of word processing Cyrus Vance after he was secretary of state.  www.columbia.edu was also nearby the apartment.  Also I toured www.rockefeller.edu a number of times, particularly to use their cafeteria for $2 lunches.  You know an apple, a Dannon yogurt, and a container of milk.  While driving across country 3.5 times, I ate out of grocery stores usually consisting of Colby cheese, yogurt, and orange juice.  At www.duke.edu I was put up by three young security guards.  At www.unc.edu , I left to visit Duke.  At the University of Toronto https://www.utoronto.ca/ , before I returned to Greenwich, Connecticut in December 1983, I stayed at the Anglican Seminary Library for two weeks.  The last night after I had to move out, I stayed outside all night at the Tatu dormitory warming up in the vestibule in zero degree weather.  At the University of Grenoble https://www.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/en/home-page-136826.kjsp , I stayed with a friend from Greenwich, Connecticut.  At the University of Oslo http://www.uio.no/english/ , I stayed at the Best Western Hotel behind the Palace.  The  University of Iowa https://uiowa.edu/  has a lot of bicycles, since it is pretty flat out there.  I stayed with a friend at Colorado College https://www.coloradocollege.edu/  and we visited the https://www.usafa.org/https://www.wkkf.org/ gives the most money to American Universities of any foundation.  You know corn flakes.  At the University of Vermont https://www.uvm.edu/ , I think I stayed at commune or with friends, but I can not remember that far back.  At https://www.utah.edu/ , I cleaned up while returning back through the Rockies in a blizzard on my first trip across country.  At http://www.yorku.ca/index.html , I stayed up all night at the Scott Library https://www.library.yorku.ca/web/scott/ .  At the http://www.english.paris-sorbonne.fr/ , I stayed on the Left Bank.  At www.georgtown.edu , I stayed at the https://www.thegrahamgeorgetown.com and http://www.georgetowninn.com/ .  I will now go outside again.  CIO   

12/06/17 Wednesday 12:20 A.M.  This time of year once the hurricane season is over, a lot of people start traveling down south to Florida and other warmer points.  However, it also gets cold down in Florida.  CIO

12/06/17 Wednesday 12:15 A.M.  Stamford, Connecticut and Norwalk, Connecticut have homeless shelters.  The town of Greenwich gives fifty thousand dollars a year to the Stamford homeless shelter.  Westport, Connecticut also has a very nice small homeless shelter near their police station.  Westchester County airport also has a homeless shelter, but one has to be referred by a Westchester County social services agency.  When I was younger, and I explored www.yale.edu back in September 1975, I tried sleeping on a red leather couch in the basement of the Yale law school.  The last time I traveled through www.harvard.edu at night I slept on a stone bench at the Corbusier Center for design.  Back in winter of 1968, I visit the Lawrenceville Hockey tournament at www.princeton.edu  , and I slept at the Cottage Club.  Back in the summer of 1980, when I was driving to Montreal, I spent the night at a fraternity house at www.dartmouth.edu .  It must have been a hundreds that summer up north.  Once one gets older, it is hard to travel without money, since medically one is not as fit.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 11:45 P.M.  I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  I will use my new Water Pik for the first time.  A Water Pik gets all of the food debris from underneath one's gums that can cause problems.  It is still raining outside, so there is probably no dry environment downtown, so I will not be cruising Rodeo Drive East.  One could stand underneath the portico of Restoration Hardware store to get out of the rain or underneath the covered entrance of the www.chase.com bank at the top of Greenwich Avenue at Pickwick Plaza.  I think the latter also has free wireless.  Normally visitors know somebody when they show up here, but we have always had curious visitors from the Big Apple, particularly in the summer or on weekends.  In the daytime, the Greenwich Library is a popular stopping off point with its free internet.  We do not have any all night grocery stores anymore, and the local diner is only opened all night on weekends.  There are three mini mart gasoline stations on West Putnam Avenue in my neighbor as well as a all night www.cvs.com whose pharmacy closes at midnight.  The Walgreen's in Old Greenwich, I think has a all night Pharmacy.  The local J House in Cos Cob is popular with high tech people.  I think the Greenwich taxi cabs quit running from 1 A.M. to 5 A.M..  The Greenwich Hospital is opened 24 hours, if one has a medical emergency.  There are also about seven five star hotels in nearby White Plains, New York.  The two rest areas on I-95 are opened 24 hours.  I was told that homeless people and the traveling public are welcome to park over night in Wal-Mart store parking lots, and that probably would apply to Sam's Clubs too.  So much for American Hospitality.  In the old days back in the winter of 1972, when I was in southern Europe with a U-Rail pass, instead paying for a hotel room,  I would take an overnight train to another city or town.  The McKinney Transportation is opened all night in Stamford, Connecticut; and they used to have 24 hour security there.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 11:10 P.M.  I woke up, and I ate a Nature's Valley trail mix bar.  CIO 

12/05/17 Tuesday 8:25 P.M.  I chatted with a friend.  I went outside.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 7:10 P.M.  I chatted with a friend.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 6:35 P.M.  I drank my coffee outside, and I chatted with neighbors.  I picked up the mail earlier.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  I chatted with a relative.  I made up a fresh batch of punch.  I went outside, and I threw out the garbage.  It is starting to rain, so I probably will not be going downtown.  Having been back in Greenwich, Connecticut since December 1983 or about 34 years, when I finished my summer working vacation out on www.nantucket.net , I have worked the grape vine around www.ibm.com .  In covering the waterfront including Steamboat Road, where I once lived for 4.5 year, I learned a few things.  First of all, there are other parts of the world that also have waterfront.  In my old class at the http://www.taftschool.org/ , I had a friend from Katonah, New York who also lived in Key West, when I was there, and he was friends of the Jordanian Royal family.  I was once told that one of those Mexican fisherman on the pier at Steamboat Road late at night in the warmer weather was actually the "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_II_of_Jordan" who likes fishing.  With the www.un.org nearby in Manhattan, one never knows what diplomats and heads of state might occasionally show up in this area.  From my viewpoint, they like this area, because it is more peaceful.  I went outside again.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 3:20 P.M.  I woke up at 8 A.M., and I ate four Fig Newtons, 3.5 ounces of croutons, and 2.5 ounces of Jarlsberg Norwegian cheese.  I went outside, and I chatted with neighbors.  I went back to sleep.  I woke up at 2:30 P.M..  I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor.  I will now eat breakfast of oatmeal with Equal sweetener and milk and sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with Smart Balance spread and preserves, a 12 ounce glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water, a cup of coffee with Equal sweetener and milk, and vitamins and supplements.  I will go outside again.  The former maintenance worker that I once met at Christ Church, once told me that my apartment looks like one of the Vanderbilt  Private Railroad cars in Shelburne, Vermont https://shelburnemuseum.org/collection/locomotive-220-grand-isle-private-rail-car/ .  I was once told that my mother's mother's mother was from the Vanvilabelt family in the Netherlands, so maybe I am distantly related to the American family with slightly different name.  Tulips are not in season.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 6:10 A.M.  I have not seen my cousins down on the farm in Illinois in over 60 years, so they are probably pushing up tulips, but they might have younger relatives around who more high tech.  I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed.  Bon Soir.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 5:45 A.M.  Cheap LED bulbs https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1JA3NR3717&cm_re=BestMassage_60_Watt_Equivalent_SlimStyle_A19_LED_Light_Bulb_Soft_White_2700K_-_12_Pack_-_LE-1260-_-1X2-002E-00001-_-Product .  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 5:20 A.M.  It says here https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=hHEmWpKNBMOl_QaqiInICw&q=How+many+square+miles+is+Illinois+&oq=How+many+square+miles+is+Illinois+&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i160k1.1090.10266.0.18328.34.12.0.22.22.0.184.1170.9j3.12.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.34.1491...0j0i131k1.0.7pUjjY2i3Ks , the state of Illinois is 57,915 square miles, and England is https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=hHEmWpKNBMOl_QaqiInICw&q=How+many+square+miles+is+England&oq=How+many+square+miles+is+England&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0l2.3273.13164.0.13516.32.11.0.21.21.0.146.1066.8j3.11.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..0.32.1393...0i131k1.0.BAyJ0n1WylA is 50,301 square miles, but Illinois is not as densely populated, and they can have major tornado problems.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 5:15 A.M.  I was told by an old time railroad person that the best way to keep the wild animals away from the horses at night in the stable is to leave a radio running in the stable, but make sure it is not a fire hazzard.  I will now go through http://scott-mike.com/bf.htm .  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 4:55 A.M.  I ate a 10.75 ounce Banquet Swedish meatballs with a 12 ounce glass of diet Fresca.  I will now go outside again to bay at the moon.  My cousins down on the farm in Illinois used to like playing with baby wolf cubs, if you get my drift.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 4:20 A.M.  I went outside again.  I moved the oak Lazy Susan from the living window ledge to the center of the oak dining table with the candle sticks on it along with white poinsettia plant and a few other items.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 3:40 A.M.  I moved the little Grundig short wave radio from on top of the cable box to the speaker behind it, and I tuned it FM 105.9 classical music.  I move the two blue vases from the living window ledge to the back side of the oak dining table.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 3:00 A.M.  I move the Danbury Mint Buckingham Palace model from the bedroom desk to right side of the oak dining table.  I have the little radio on top of the Cablevision box in the living room.  I also put water in three ice cube trays on the inside freezer door.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 2:55 A.M.  I put the three brass candle sticks on the oak dining table with white unused candles in them.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 2:55 A.M.   I moved the two four foot potted palms from the bedroom desk to the far side of the oak dining table.  Queen Victoria liked those potted palms so much, she had two large ones on either side of her casket, when she was lying in state.  The seeds for them come from a small island off New Zealand, and they have gone all over the world.  I also put one of the folding oak tables behind the Harvard chair and another one in front of the Ethan Allen recliner, to have available for people sitting at those locations for meals or laptops, if they need them.  I need to get some more potting soil for the four foot palm trees.  I originally bought them for about a dollar apiece when they were about seven inches tall from the A&P when I lived at 700 Steamboat Road in a small studio apartment, so they have done much better here.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 2:20 A.M.  http://links.sicirculation.mkt6348.com/servlet/MailView?ms=MzIwNDUxNTMS1&r=NzQwNzA3MDI0MjcS1&j=MTE4MDUwODQxMgS2&mt=1&rt=0

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/b/12-days-of-deals?WT.mc_id=PromoEmail_14934_en_US_12DD_Reveal_12-4-17_Hero_LearnMore

https://iavcei-cvl.org/

I received email from my Social worker and the Greenwich Housing Authority that Section 8 should cover my rental increase.

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ivan-the-Terrible

I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 1:55 A.M.  I went outside again.  I drank a 8.5 ounce glass of cold www.perrier.com .  I still have some year 2000 Perrier.  However, Perrier glass bottles tend freeze and break in the refrigerator, so I do not put the glass ones in the refrigerator anymore.  They now come in cans and plastic bottles.  The Duke of Windsor "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Windsor" made Perrier famous by taking it with him everywhere on his world travels to drink with Bells Scotch Whisky when one can not buy in the U.S.A..  In the old days, frequently there was bad water in other parts of the world.  When I was in Europe for six months in 1972, one did not drink the local water, and bottled water was expensive at about $5 a bottle, so the local wine was only about a dollar or two dollars a liter, so everyone drank the local wine.  Perrier does not get old, since it is over a billion years old.  CIO 

12/05/17 Tuesday 1:20 A.M.  From October 1973 to February 1975, when I occasionally used Frederick Von Mierers apartment at 420 East 49th Street who was supposed to be taking over Billy Baldwin's "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Baldwin_(decorator)"  Interior decorating business, I learned a bit about maintaining a small pied a terre.  Particularly at Christmas time, one has to be ready for anyone showing up for the Christmas Tree lighting at Rockefeller Center https://www.rockefellercenter.com/whats-happening/2017/11/29/2017-rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-lighting/ or the http://www.internationaldebutanteball.com/ , but since I have not visited Manhattan in ten years, I do not know how people put on the feed bag for visitors anymore.  CIO

12/05/17 Tuesday 12:40 A.M.  I moved the Rowenta four slice toaster to on top of the microwave oven which is beneath the stove fan, so any toaster smoke or heat can go up the stove fan.  I put the CuisineArt 12 cup coffee machine on top of the bread box at the left kitchen entrance, so it is available for heavy coffee drinkers.  Thus Chez Mike's Coffee and Internet Bistro is now opened.  Having been a multiple Presidential neighbor, I try to be prepared for emergencies or hospitality based on my income.  I will now go outside again.  Well, also Connecticut happens to be a submarine state, and compared to a submarine, my apartment would be considered spacious.  CIO

12/04/17 Monday 11:55 P.M.  I went outside a couple of times.  I rehung the picture of the Paris town hall over the bedroom closet.  I moved the All American Golf magazine with the autographs on top of the left hallway bookcase.  I moved the www.harvard.edu chair to the left of the left living room closet.  I put the two oak leaves in the oak dining table and rearranged it, so three people can dine at it and a fourth if the bric-a-brac is removed from the left side of it.  Thus Chez Mike's is opened for business.  Of course four people could also sit at the oak dining table and use laptops or tablets with the apartment wireless.  However, since I do not know anybody in Greenwich, Connecticut or the area, I am just prepared for any out of town relatives or friends or guests.  However, with the oak dining table spread out, there is less room to sleep on the living room floor, if people were planning to camp out.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/04/17 Monday 10:10 P.M.  I ate the other half of the Knorr butter and herb rice with two White Castle cheeseburgers with a 12 ounce glass of diet Sprite Zero.  I will now go outside again and throw out the garbage.  CIO

12/04/17 Monday 9:25 P.M.  I went out, and I went by the www.chase.com bank at Deerfield Place.  I then went by the Wells Fargo Bank, and I paid my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority.  I then went downtown to Greenwich Avenue.  I chatted with a friend.  I chatted with a www.starbucks.com regular.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue.  I sat out at various locations.  I toured the www.apple.com store.  I bought a dollar Ace's High scratch card at Zyn Stationary, and I lost.  I used the bathroom at Starbucks.  I toured www.cvs.com .  I chatted with a relative.  After I finished my walk, I used the bathroom at Starbucks.  I then went by the Stop and Shop on West Putnam Avenue, and I bought a six inch yellow poinsettia plant for $5, a 16 ounce box of campari tomatoes for $2.50, a 8 ounce box of whole mushrooms for $1.67, two Fresh Gourmet 3.5 ounce Crispy onions for $1.50 each, a 10 ounce bag of hearts of Romaine lettuce for $2, and.32 tax for $14.49 total.  I then returned home.  I sat outside briefly.  I put the yellow poinsettia plant on a white dinner plate on the right front of the oak dining table.  I added a cup of water to it.  I will now go outside again.  CIO  

12/04/17 Monday 4:20 P.M.  I used my complicated Hoover vacuum to vacuum the entire apartment.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/04/17 Monday 3:05 P.M.  http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Opossum-breaks-into-liquor-store-and-gets-drunk-12400561.php .  CIO

12/04/17 Monday 3:00 P.M.  I threw out the old Water Pik.  I chatted with neighbors outside.  I am just about to eat half of a Knorr butter and herb rice mixture with two White Castle cheeseburgers and a 12 ounce glass of diet Fresca.  CIO

12/04/17 Monday 1:50 P.M.  I woke up at 1 P.M..  The order with tracking of https://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/processInputRequest?HTMLVersion=5.0&TypeOfInquiryNumber=T&loc=en_US&InquiryNumber1=1ZV7855E0342560883&AgreeToTermsAndConditions=yes&track.x=37&track.y=6 on the order for $34.99 for https://www.bestbuy.com/site/waterpik-ultra-water-flosser-white/9984673.p?skuId=9984673&ref=212&loc=1&ksid=938e6370-5057-435e-8863-8807424d974c&ksprof_id=13&ksaffcode=pg221624&ksdevice=c&lsft=ref:212,loc:2 in black and $2.22 tax for $37.21 with free shipping arrived.  I went outside, and I chatted with neighbors.  I will  now make my bed.  I will then unpack the Water Pik.  CIO

12/04/17 Monday 6:20 A.M.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

12/04/17 Monday 6:00 A.M.  There is still the big huge full moon out there.  I will now go through http://scott-mike.com/bf.htm .  CIO

12/04/17 Monday 5:40 A.M.  I ate a salad of five ounces of Romaine lettuce with 4 ounces of diced Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese and three campari tomatoes cuts into quarters and five sliced medium mushrooms and two ounces of Chatham Village garlic and cheese croutons and a 3.75 ounce tin of sardines with oil and grated parmesan and Romano cheese and Wish Bone balsamic and vinaigrette dressing and extra virgin olive oil with ground black pepper and a 12 ounce glass of diet Fresca.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/04/17 Monday 4:40 A.M.  http://view.reply.reaganfoundation.org/?qs=3fc19cd78d2c1e5525624bffbf2e04d0b7355a9fecd8cd68225766af2ed25d501a079eead1b1d6034a685f084866fa5291a728bd4027fe9dedd5d377df94f09918e8d8634422c56a

CIO

12/04/17 Monday 4:25 A.M.  I went outside.  I could hear a lot of early morning traffic on nearby I-95.  CIO

12/04/17 Monday 3:40 A.M.  I cleaned the bathroom sink and counter with Windex surface cleaner.  I cleaned the toilet with Clorox blue toilet cleaner and Windex surface cleaner and Lysol spray disinfectant.  I cleaned the bathtub with Comet cleaner and the shower walls with Windex surface cleaner.  I cleaned the kitchen sink and counters with Windex surface cleaner.  I emptied out the crumbs from the toaster.  I organized the accumulated paper work in the apartment into a pile on the right side of the oak dining table.  I straightened up a number of items on the oak dining table.  I dusted the entire apartment with a damp wash cloth that I rinsed out frequently.  I will not vacuum at this hour of the morning, but maybe after 7 A.M..  I straightened up the throw rugs in the apartment.  I went outside several times, and I chatted with neighbors.  I drank a 8.5 ounce cold www.perrier.com . I will now shower and clean up.  CIO

12/03/17 Sunday 10:50 P.M.  I went outside, and I drank my coffee, and I chatted with a neighbor.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  I will now do a bit of house cleaning.  CIO

12/03/17 Sunday 10:25 P.M.  I ate four Fig Newtons.  I woke up, and I chatted with a friend and a relative.  I finally woke up at 8:30 P.M..  I went outside.  I will eat breakfast of Kashi cereal and milk, a toasted English muffin with Smart Balance Spread and jelly, a glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water, and a 12 ounce cup of regular coffee with Equal sweetener and milk and vitamins and supplements.  I will go outside again.  CIO   

 

End of Scott's Notes week of 12/03/17

12/03/17 Sunday 10:25 A.M.  I chatted outside with neighbors.  My www.eversource.com electricity bill for November 2017 was $160.09 for 835 kWh for 26.94 kWh per day for 31 days with an average temperature of 43.5 degree Fahrenheit.  For November 2016, it was $130.35 for 738 kWh for 21.71 kWh per day for 34 days with an average temperature of 46.7 degrees Fahrenheit.  I will now send out my weekly notes.  I will then go outside.  I will then go to bed, and let the other 3/13ths of the World's Population in the Western Hemisphere take care of things or whatever they do here in the daytime.  CIO

12/03/17 Sunday 9:35 A.M.   I learned something new watching episode 2 of Top Ten Architecture on Netflix the other night.  It mentioned that two thousand years ago when Rome controlled Europe they built 45,000 miles of paved roads, so they knew how to keep busy.  I went out downtown to Greenwich Avenue.  I tested my Iphone 4, and it works fine, but it does not pick up the local free wireless downtown, but the AT&T wireless for calling works just fine.  However, my sim card imported my email contacts, but not my telephone numbers, so some time in the future I have to manually enter them.  There is a nice ice sculpture in front of the Senior and the Arts Center.  Today is another Christmas stroll day.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue.  I sat out at various locations.  I bought an Ace's High scratch card at Zyn Stationary for a dollar, and I lost.  I used the bathroom at www.cvs.com .  I bought a 12 single roll bundle of Scott toilet paper septic safe for $6.99 and .44 tax for $7.43 total.  I then bought two six packs of frozen White Castle cheeseburgers for $8 all.  After I sat out for a while at the top of Greenwich Avenue, I returned to CVS, and I bought for half price a Craig DVD player for $14.99 .95 tax for $15.94 total.  I do not have a DVD player on my primary television in the living room, but I have better ones on all of the other televisions, so I will use the new one on one of the other TVs, and put one of the better DVD players on the primary television.  It will be another apartment Christmas gift, which I will do at Christmas time.  After I finished my walk, I sat out for a while.  I then went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought buy one get two free of six packs of Thomas' English muffins for $4.39 all and a 8 pack of large Stop and Shop eggs expire January 5, 2018 for $1.49 for $5.88 total.  I then returned home, and I sat outside briefly.  I put away my purchases.  One has to remember that only 3/13ths of the world's population live in the Western Hemisphere, so when we are supposed to be asleep at night 10/13ths of the World's population is awake and busy during their day time.  Thus when I am on a night schedule in the Western Hemisphere, I have a lot of help elsewhere.  I will now go outside again, and I will throw out the garbage including the 8 large eggs that expired October 29, 2017.  CIO

12/03/17 Sunday 5:25 A.M.  I will now go outside to make sure no Indians attack.  Tonight coming up is supposed to be the https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/887170/supermoon-2017-date-when-is-super-moon-december-3-full-moon .  I will now go downtown to watch www.starbucks.com open at 6 A.M..  It is the nature of Starbucks Security we keep odd hours.  It stinks of garlic in here, but it keeps the vampires away.  CIO

12/03/17 Sunday 5:00 A.M.  Don't forget https://slooh.com/ .  CIO

12/03/17 Sunday 4:55 A.M.  I chatted with a neighbor outside.  I am making up a batch of Knorr Creamy Garlic pasta shells with grated parmesan and Romano cheese, and two White Castle Cheeseburger which I will eat with a 12 ounce glass of diet Sprite.  CIO

12/03/17 Sunday 4:20 A.M.  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/business/american-airlines-smart-luggage-battery.html?emc=edit_th_20171202&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=46729  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/03/17 Sunday 3:10 A.M.  https://gunnsdeals.net/victorinox-swiss-army-pocket-knife/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GunnsDeals+%28Gunns+Deals%29 .  The last time I was in Switzerland was during the Albertville, France Winter Olympics in February 1992.  I was only in Geneva, Switzerland for about a half of a day.  There were a whole lot of U.S.A. banks around Lake Geneva, and also a https://www.lacoste.com/us/ store.  We ate lunch at www.mcdonalds.com there which was about $20 for two regular cheeseburgers, one regular French Fries, and a small diet www.coke.com , so it is a lot more expensive in Switzerland.  We went to a sports shop there where Henry Kissinger buys his guns, and I bought a small yellow Swiss Army knife for about $7.  They have a big chess board in the park, where people move large chess pieces, and we went to a disco, but nobody was there, because it was too early.  There is an eight lane highway from France to Switzerland, so a lot of people must travel there.  Back then on the bus signs, they advertised a 6 ounce Delmonico steak at the John Bull Steak House for about $100, so I do not think the Swiss eat too many steaks.  However, they also have Mountain Lions there, and they probably still use Alpine Horns for communications.  The first time I was in Switzerland was back in February 1972, when I had a U-Rail pass, and I took the train from Florence, Italy to Pisa and changed for another train to Grenoble, France which went through Switzerland, and they checked my passport, but I did not get off the train until I changed trains in Chamonix, France in the early morning hours, and walked around, until I caught a commuter train to Granoble, where a Greenwich friend was attending school during the student riots.  CIO

12/03/17 Sunday 2:45 A.M.  My AT&T Go Phone Iphone 4 number is 1-203-252-0709.  However, when I carry it with me as a backup phone, when I go downtown, I never leave it turned on, so the battery will not run down, so I never answer it.  However, one can leave voice mail on it, but I never check that either.  I will now go through http://scott-mike.com/bf.htm .  CIO

12/03/17 Sunday 2:25 A.M.  I went outside again.  I did some Mickey Magic.  I took my AT&T sim card that I had cut down to micro Sim for the Nokia Windows 10 Phone, and I used the regular size sim card adapter, and I put it in my Apple Iphone 4, so my Apple Iphone 4 now has my telephone directory and the $492.16 on my AT&T Prepaid Go Phone account good until January 17, 2018, by which time I have to add some more money to it.  Thus I have switched my backup phone from Microsoft Nokia which Microsoft got rid of to an older Apple Iphone 4 which works perfectly fine, but only has a 4 inch screen which is hard to read, but it works just fine.  However, the AT&T Go Phone account is only good for 10 cents a minute telephone time and not good for AT&T wireless, but it will work wireless if wireless is nearby.  I will now go outside again to moon watch.  So I now have an Iphone at no cost.  CIO

12/03/17 Sunday 1:05 A.M.  This item https://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-Galaxy-Grand-Prime-SM-G530T-8GB-Gray-T-Mobile-Smartphone/122021755014?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20150313114020%26meid%3D021494ac663e4da5a530af46c5c8993c%26pid%3D100338%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D30%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D142600434251&_trksid=p2141725.c100338.m3726 is supposed to work with the AT&T prepaid micro sim card.  CIO

12/03/17 Sunday 12:40 A.M.  I went outside a couple of more time, and one time I chatted with a neighbor.  I told the neighbor a fast way to make a little money with the baby boom generation retiring would be to start a medical supply warehouse.  I have told a lot of people that over the years.  CIO

12/02/17 Saturday 11:20 P.M. http://www.history.com/topics/medici-family CIO

12/02/17 Saturday 11:15 P.M.  I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor.  I saw the red fox cross over again at the north end of the building.  I got a letter from the Greenwich Housing Authority that the base rents on a one bedroom apartment are being raised from $455 a month to $755 a month.  However, the actual rent is based one one's actual income, so some people pay more, and other people get Section 8 assistance and pay less, which is my case.  Of course we also have to pay for the expensive electricity which includes heat and electricity and hot water.  I cleaned up my magazine rack, and I threw out the old magazines.  The town of Greenwich, Connecticut pays $2 billion in Federal taxes and $1 billion in Connecticut taxes, but we do not get much back except for traffic.  I will now make my bed.  I will then shower and clean up.  I could go downtown at midnight during a full moon, but at that hour there is no place to go to the bathroom which for older people my age at 67 happens to happen more frequently.  CIO

12/02/17 Saturday 10:15 P.M.   There was a Coopers Hawk in the parking lot here this morning.   Some neighbors photographed it.  It apparently was quite large.  I ate a salad of five ounces of Romaine lettuce with 3 ounces of diced Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese and four campari tomatoes cuts into quarters and three sliced medium mushrooms and two ounces of Chatham Village garlic and cheese croutons and a 3.75 ounce tin of sardines with oil and grated parmesan and Romano cheese and Wish Bone balsamic and vinaigrette dressing and extra virgin olive oil with ground black pepper and a 12 ounce glass of diet Fresca.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/02/17 Saturday 9:40 P.M.  I went outside a few times.  I chatted with two relatives.  On the third episode of Netflix "Top Ten Architecture", about the Uffizi Gallery http://www.uffizi.org/  in Florence, Italy, it said the Medici family ran out of money in 1729, and some wealthy person back then bought all of their assets.  However, after that one of the Medici women did a merry a King of France, so possibly that branch of the family are making ends meet.  CIO

12/02/17 Saturday 8:10 P.M.  I woke up at 7:15 P.M..  I went outside, and I chatted with neighbors.  I picked up the mail.  I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/02/17 Saturday 2:20 P.M.  See the Nantucket Christmas stroll http://www.themaurypeople.com/live-webcam .  CIO

12/02/17 Saturday 2:15 P.M.  I went outside, and I drank my coffee, and I chatted with neighbors.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I will now go back to bed to rest for a while.  CIO

12/02/17 Saturday 12:20 P.M.  I woke up at 10:30 A.M..  I drove a neighbor over to Neighbor to Neighbor at Christ Church.  We stopped by the Shell Station on West Putnam Avenue on the way back.  I sat outside for a while.  I will now eat breakfast of oatmeal with Equal sweetener and milk and sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with Smart Balance spread and preserves, a 12 ounce glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water, a cup of coffee with Equal sweetener and milk, and vitamins and supplements.  I will go outside again.  CIO 

12/02/17 Saturday 2:15 A.M.  On Netflix, I watched episode 3 of "The Top Ten Architecture".  I went outside.  There is almost a full moon.  I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed.  CIO

12/02/17 Saturday 1:00 A.M.  I went outside again.  I ate ten buttermilk biscuits with Smart Balance spread and a glass of cold filtered water.  CIO

12/02/17 Saturday 12:20 A.M.  http://view.reply.reaganfoundation.org/?qs=9dfea3142a7e7569b93ccfa5621bac9abca63977888e390efd3d7e16ae0eb7a7347ac16e2df3b67b5f7f614de5e510cc49987d280204906735bbe5ce54763f39d52f9c8f7cd40043

I will now go outside again.  Venus is still out there.  CIO

12/01/17 Friday 11:55 P.M.   I went outside again.  If one likes star gazing at night, one should visit http://www.lanzarote.com/ in the Canary Islands.  It is way out there in the middle of no where.  This is the list of vitamins and supplements that I have stored up http://scott-mike.com/msvit.htm .  CIO 

12/01/17 Friday 10:55 P.M.  I went outside twice.  I will now go through http://scott-mike.com/bf.htm .  CIO

12/01/17 Friday 10:00 P.M.  I ate a salad of five ounces of butter lettuce with 3 ounces of diced Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese and three campari tomatoes cuts into quarters and three sliced medium mushrooms and two ounces of Chatham Village garlic and cheese croutons and a 3.75 ounce tin of sardines with oil and grated parmesan and Romano cheese and Wish Bone balsamic and vinaigrette dressing and extra virgin olive oil with ground black pepper and a 12 ounce glass of diet Sprite Zero.  I will now go outside again.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/betsyschiffman/2015/11/10/full-list-most-expensive-zip-codes-in-2015/#b046eaf36939 , 06831 Greenwich, Connecticut is number 50.  06830 is number 88.  CIO  

12/01/17 Friday 9:25 P.M.  I rested until 8:30 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor.  Earlier today, I threw out the three remaining Thanksgiving dinners from Temple Shalom in the Community Room refrigerator, since they were nine days old.  CIO

12/01/17 Friday 5:15 P.M.   I went to my 1:30 P.M. appointment.  I then gave a neighbor a ride back to our apartment building.  I then went downtown to Greenwich Avenue.  I used the bathroom at the Senior and the Arts Center.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue.  I sat out at various locations.  I toured www.cvs.com .  After my walk, I used the bathroom again at the Senior and the Arts Center.  I chatted with a friend.  I returned home.  There was a four point buck deer out in our parking lot lawn eating the grass, and it acted like it was not afraid of me.  I chatted with a friend.  The friend told me it is the mating season for deer, so they act a bit strange.  I picked up the mail.  I got a letter from the Greenwich Department of Social Services stating that the Renters Rebates will not be mailed out until mid December 2017, and they will be ten percent less than promised.  I went outside again.  CIO

12/01/17 Friday 12:20 P.M.  I will now head out early to my 1:30 P.M. appointment.  CIO

12/01/17 Friday 11:25 A.M.  I drank my coffee outside.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  I will now go outside again.  I will then shower and clean up.  CIO

12/01/17 Friday 10:05 A.M.  I woke up at 9 A.M..  I went outside.   I paid my http://optonline.net/  Digital Cable TV, Optimum Boost Plus, Optimum Voice, and my http://www.verizon.net/ bill and my www.eversource.com electricity account.  My current Optimum bill was about $203, which is about $65 for high speed Cable Modem, $35 for Optimum Voice long distance and about $103 for premium Cable TV.  However that includes $35 in discounts for all three packages which covers the two cable boxes which are about $12 and taxes other fees.  I printed out two copies of my Microsoft Sunset Income versus Spending report for November 2017, and I have one copy read to mail to an interested relative with a forever stamp.  I will mail it downstairs in the mail room.  I will eat breakfast of Kashi cereal and milk, a toasted English muffin with Smart Balance Spread and jelly, a glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water, and a 12 ounce cup of regular coffee with Equal sweetener and milk and vitamins and supplements.  I will go outside again.  CIO   

12/01/17 Friday 2:00 A.M.  I will now shut down the primary work computer.  I will then go to bed.  I have to be up at 10 A.M. for a 1:30 P.M. appointment today.  CIO

12/01/17 Friday 1:30 A.M.  I went outside again.  https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2017/alzheimers-rates-rise-fd.html?cmp=EMC-DSO-NLC-RSS-BRN--CTRL-113017-P1-2594591&ET_CID=2594591&ET_RID=121632&mi_u=121632&mi_ecmp=20171130_DailyBulletin_Control_247401_320001&encparam=bOFQlFwmDrIAlENPzsAYSf2BB34EBFHhEasCar6lS/I=

I will now go outside again.  CIO

12/01/17 Friday 12:25 A.M.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42191096

https://clothingmonster.com/en/109-animal-t-shirts-clothing-the-mountain?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIup-G-Yfo1wIVwrazCh1aXgmGEAEYASAAEgLgSPD_BwE .  CIO

12/01/17 Friday 12:15 A.M.  I ate a salad of five ounces of butter lettuce with 3 ounces of diced Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese and three campari tomatoes cuts into quarters and three sliced medium mushrooms and two ounces of Chatham Village garlic and cheese croutons and a 3.75 ounce tin of sardines with oil and grated parmesan and Romano cheese and Wish Bone blue cheese dressing and Wish Bone balsamic and vinaigrette dressing and extra virgin olive oil with ground black pepper and a 12 ounce glass of diet Sprite Zero.  I will now go outside again.  CIO