Combating boredom. For my family, the biggest challenge of this pandemic has been mental. Financially, we’re doing okay. Being retired, our income is fixed and we aren’t relying on having to work a 9-5 job in order to pay the bills. All that business was planned for and put in place well before all this began. The uncertainty of the well being of our other family members weighs heavily on us, though there really isn’t much we can do to change things.
We lost our Internet service for a few hours last night. We ended up going to bed around 9:30, which is fairly normal for us anyway. I got a text message from Comcast alerting me the it was restored sometime around midnight-thirty. Heard the binging of the message notification but by that time we were cashed in. Upon waking this morning, everything seemed to be back to normal.
Good news inventory. Sporadic reports from around the world that the “curve” may be flattening in some areas hit by the pandemic. Very encouraging information coming out of Iceland, where it appears that the government there had a good jump on dealing with this matter. Not going to be much help to those of us at the mercy of a bunch of greedy politicians who think that old people need to sacrifice their lives to protect the economy. My guess is that none of these nitwits in the current crop of leadership will be part of the new future that is sure to come. Nobody is going to want the people who led us into deeper water to be in charge of cleaning up the mess. The virus itself isn’t the fault of the government, but the lack of preparation and cohesive plan to deal with it is. I don’t bet on horses that get stuck in the gate. I don’t know about everyone else, but I want the A-Team leading the charge into the future. Con men aren’t going to fix anything.
Additional good news. The family member who may have contracted the virus has tested negative. Her health issue was a result of a long standing thing she has been dealing with, but at least the virus isn’t going to swoop down on her and take her from us. Not this time.
Dog poop scooping. Scooping right along. Not seeing much fox activity in the yard these past few days.
Weed inventory. 69 days. At least we are mellow in the evenings and sleeping well.
Toilet paper/paper towel inventory. Normal rate of consumption. Trudy is putting together a supply run for today. Don’t need much, but best not to let things dwindle too much. the supply chain could get disrupted to a greater degree as this thing progresses.
Camera battery. 80%. Been watching the birds who seem to be enjoying themselves in the yard. With all the trees, we have them nesting in just about every corner of the yard. The bird bath is a happy gathering point for all of them and it’s perfectly situated for me to photograph the little lovelies as they take turns sharing the wealth amongst themselves.
Laundry status. I think I left my last load of laundry in the dryer. Probably all wrinkled up now. I’ll look later.
Still no sign of the mail-order prescriptions, but the situation isn’t critical at the moment.
First responder activity. Nothing to report.
The hunkering down continues, extra hunkering is in effect.
Still alive and well here in Denver.