Your diarist is about to sign off and head down to Seattle for the day to watch a Mariners game with Mum, Dad, the kid brother and several relatives rarely heard from. The only thing that could put a damper on things is what appears to be an inner ear infection.
The right ear is full and nearly deaf, which reduces my hearing to about what a normal person can make out. Super hearing has been both my super power and my curse. When people are talking confidentially one or two rooms away, I often have to warn them that they’d better put more distance between us. Today, that won’t be much of a problem.