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Today's Bridge: Jerry and I had a good run, but there was a bit of a disaster in a 4C Dbl with a 5-0 trump split, and Ken miscounted the trump in an early 4H, losing the contract. I started with a 3S with two overtricks, but I had a bare 11 points, five small trump, and a void in opponents' hearts, so I just couldn't see raising to game. I really should have. I then had a 1C-1D-2NT sequence with S A-x H A-Q-10 D Q-x-x C A-K-x-x-x, and with our partscore, Jerry didn't see the need to raise me to game with his S Q-x-x-x H J-x-x D J-10-9-x-x C Q - I'm pretty sure it takes nine tricks regardless of the defense, but I failed to manage my transportation. The opening lead was a heart to the king and ace (despite a spade bid from RHO), so I led the queen of diamonds to RHO's king. He led another heart, and I "cleverly" let it run to my queen, leaving the jack as a board entry. I should have kept the queen, though, because I had all the entries I needed at this point. A diamond to the ace finally drew a spade lead from RHO, and with all the tricks I needed, I went ahead and took the ace. LHO's king fell. Now I had three diamonds, a heart, and the queen of spades in dummy, but without the heart to cross to my hand, I had to cover the queen of clubs, and the opponents got the final club.

Today's Work: More things I have to do to distract me from other things I have to do. At least stuff is getting done, little by little.

I think my oven-roasted chicken turned out a lot better this time. I think I overcooked it before and the turnips dried out. They were really good tonight. Maybe I'm learning something about cooking.

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