COVID-19 Hunker-down Log. Stardate 43949.26

Combating boredom. A productive day on Monday. With the return of nice weather comes the return of yard work. We removed a few dead shrubs from the perimeter. Easy-peasy, just wrap a nylon rope around their base and tie the other end to the back of the lawn tractor. We also fired up the house air conditioning system as the temps were creeping upwards of 80 degrees. Looks like more of summer-like weather is scheduled for the remainder of the week.

Happy thought inventory. If I keep the television time to a minimum, the happy thoughts stay maximized. Nothing on television alters reality, only the perception. I don’t need a daily dose of President Trump to remind me of what I already know.

We received our custom made face masks from a family member in Maryland. By the time we venture out with more frequency, we’ll have a nice selection to choose from.

The best part of the day is the morning bird concert. The local birds are really starting to become active starting around 5:30 am. 360 degrees of bird song, drowning the silence. What a way to begin the day.

I’m also starting to see new bird species showing up in the yard. Flickers and Grackles have been showing up with more frequency. Not too big on either though. The Flickers are woodpeckers and have a tendency to hammer on the metal vents on the roof. The noise reverberates throughout the house. But, they are pretty birds. As for the Grackles. They can just plain go away. Obnoxious and screechy birds. None of the other birds like them either.

Supply status. We be good.

Weed inventory. We be good.

Laundry status. We be good.

No first-responder activity to report.

The hunkering down continues.

Still alive and well here in Denver.