Lake Erie 15 IX 91 (Sherbrooke)
Hot humid again, lovely swimming, resting, work a getting boat up after a nice just before dark ride. Tired after the stressful week. I must say the idea of not using the subway gives me stress. I essentially believe that what the unions are after is right we have too much rampant free enterprise.
My mortality is clearer after the walk home from Ryerson. I amused myself on my death march with long thoughts about what I could handle. It is a little sobering to think that what I could do for pleasure now is an almost killing struggle. One never really gets all that better – a little but with diet exercise etc. One does not beat the arthritis and gain new endurance and muscles. One gains some endurance and a lot of pain and fatigue.
The field out front is full of golden rod, blue daisies and other late flowers it is really a glorious mess of noxious weeds.
T.O. 20 IX 91
The TTC strike is over, what a relief. My body aches from the walking. If I were younger I would have enjoyed it as normal walking now it was an ordeal. My continual neck ache, gout, pains in knees, hips & lower back as well as loss of energy made doing anything hard. Driving was also very slow, very crowded.
Got my Toledo chair by Jorge Pense (from Barcelona) $633.24 In my studio, cleaned the joint for the occasion. Irene and I visited the King St stores with students today fun if you are loaded. Saw fish by Randy Hofman $140 (paid 85 in Chataqua – they were nice.
Port Sydney Muskoka 22 IX 91