Somewhat sad to see the outdoor holiday decorations disappearing. Every evening when we drive home there is darkness where just yesterday there was festive light . . . Frank Hummert celebrates his birthday tomorrow . . . Spent the day doing inventory. More items made it to the sale table. Also ordered a big shipment of cards which should see us through the next month or so . . . Spent some precious moments with Dr. Dowling this morning. There are procedures in my future; the stent must be replaced soon and then a CAT scan which is normal a year after a cancer surgery. Nothing immediate . . . I asked about the sinus headaches I have been suffering these past several weeks. But before Dr. Dowling could provide his input his nurse jumped into the conversation. "Sorry. Dr. Dowling works on the other end," she said . . .