December 23rd, 2005

Dec 23


The time now is actually 0130am 24 Dec. I just got back from dinner at CM
house with other old friends.

But I backdate this entry to be 23 Dec.

This entry will be short, even though it should be much longer as I am tired now.

At 915am the MM was at 38.3 gm. When weighing the bowl, YS flew into the apartment on to the lights. I threw the MM away and added fresh MM to 39.3 gm.

I called YS and he flew back into the flight room from the lights and on the scale tipping it at 33.1 gm

I added a new twist to the recall exercises. In the past, I sat down and I called him. I stood up now to do recall. This way, I could increase the distance and get him to fly to other areas even if there was no chair or sofa for me to sit on. I used suri for that initial recall. He came in to me even as I moved progressively further into the room.

And eventually, I hope to be able to do a recall even when out of sight of YS. But in the meantime, all this moving and recalling was to get YS more familiar with the apartment.

At 130 pm, the MM was at 39.0 and YS at 34.4 gm

Left for lunch and to work out at the gym.

Got back at 5 pm to find my wife was back home. YS was singing very well.

My wife decided to take videos of YS singing and making his display.

We were new to trying to shoot video. The sound and quality was better than I expected from the camera. But the video file was nearly 200 megabit file, too big to try to upload. So more experiments on the camera setting will have to be done.

At 630pm the MM was at 38.7 and YS at 34.0

We then went to CM to meet old friends and have dinner there.


Note: Normal weight range of shama is 28 - 32 grams
from the information below .

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