Called Virginia O’Brien’s number + spoke with her son. She’s in Mexico + won’t be back til tomorrow night. I went to the laundry + Sprouse Reitz for yarn + then to the Tropicana – where I stayed for hours neither winning nor losing. Finally left about $20 ahead. Safeway + home. nice chat with Caroline at the Safeway. I do like her. Dick had 7 o’clock appt so we ate at six and then he went out. Came back about 8:45 or so + said he’d sold a pool. When I said congratulations he said to forget it – it didn’t count til it was dug. I’m at that point where I feel I can’t do anything right. Shit. The people (Burns) are from Philadelphia so that seems a good sign.