COVID-19 Hunker-down Log. Stardate 43982.33

Combating boredom. I’ve been fairly lazy the past few days. I’ll get back on the stick this upcoming week as I still have work to do on the backyard deck. Right now, I’m just enjoying the respite and mustering up the energy to want to chisel, scrape, sand and paint.

The birds are in full tilt boogie mode, but I’ve been ignoring them photographically speaking. Our super mutt Fiona kept me up most of the night the other night, whining and pacing around the house while I was trying to get sleep. It seems she had managed to get another rabbit and had stashed the carcass behind one of the lilac bushes. I knew something was up before going to bed when I tried to get her in the house and she was non-responsive. Normally, she would be the first dog to the door. I scanned the yard with a flashlight, thinking she had found something, but I couldn’t find anything. It wasn’t until I let her out the next morning when she made a bee-line straight to the hidden carcass that I figured it out. The bunny was disposed of, the dog vomit was cleaned up and Fiona is back to her usual self. She’s wiped out about half the rabbit population in the yard this year. She’s a hunter. Doobie on the other hand could care less about it.

Happy thought inventory. I’ve decided that the best way to have happy thoughts is to never watch television news. Of course, I’ve been preaching this concept for some time now, but quite honestly, my little world at the moment is fairly relaxed and stress free, minus the discovery of dead rabbits, and I’m quite enjoying the slow pace of life and lack of responsibility for anything other than changing my underwear.

Supply status. I’m thinking a trip to the grocery will be happening soon.

Weed inventory. Excellent condition.

Laundry status. Nice and clean.

No first-responder activity to report.

The hunkering down continues.

Still alive and well here in Denver.

COVID-19 Hunker-down Log. Stardate 43981.29

Combating boredom. I took the day off from writing (and updating the blog) on Friday and more or less did next to nothing on Friday. You didn’t really miss anything, neither did I.

I did a little work on one of the websites I maintain, and got a little training from my nephew. I have rudimentary web/html skills, enough to make me dangerous. My nephew Justin is in another league and without his help, I’d have been chasing my tail on a problem forever. Nothing like realizing you’re so far behind the curve that it’s best you don’t even try to catch up.

Happy thought inventory. Trudy is due back from Red Feather Lakes where she has been hunkering down and cleaning the cabin for this summer’s use. It will be nice to have her home and to have someone to talk to besides two dogs and the mother-in-law. .

Supply status. Looking good.

Weed inventory. Excellent condition

Laundry status. Nice and clean.

No first-responder activity to report.

The hunkering down continues.

Still alive and well here in Denver.

COVID-19 Hunker-down Log. Stardate 43979.34

Combating boredom. Today is a day off from refinishing the deck. I completed the resurfacing on zone 1 and only a bit of touch up remains. Today, we let it set up and harden, then back to the scraping and sanding.

Looking pretty good for a 30 year old wooden deck I think.

Later today I’ll mow and trim the grass which will help my aura of laidbackness and get me closer to that Martha Stewart living nirvana. Yeah, right!

Trudy is doing her part. She has the cabin in Red Feathers opened and there were no major issues this year. Rare indeed, as normally we have a busted pipe or a family of wombats living in the closet or something. We upgraded the internet at the cabin. For years, we couldn’t even get a cell signal up there, now we’ll have internet speeds in the remote mountain retreat that we could have only dreamed of a few years ago. What better way to get advertising pushed into your face?

Happy thought inventory. Gonna brew some iced tea and sit on the deck today.

Supply status. Looking good.

Weed inventory. Excellent condition

Laundry status. Nice and clean.

No first-responder activity to report.

The hunkering down continues.

Still alive and well here in Denver.

COVID-19 Hunker-down Log. Stardate 43977.27

Combating boredom. I am hopeful I’ll be able to start laying down some finish on the deck today. Zone 1 has been fairly well scraped, cleaned and sanded with only a few small areas that need additional sanding. The weather report has predicted temperatures in the upper 70’s for the next several days and no signs of rain.

Trudy is preparing to head to Red Feather Lakes to open up the cabin for the summer. Not exactly sure which day she plans on making the drive, probably Wednesday (tomorrow.) This will be a good trip for her, getting her out for a night or two in a safe environment. Social distancing isn’t a problem in Red Feathers as there aren’t a lot of people there to begin with. That will allow her to hunker down while watching the wildlife that comes through the property. I’ll lay back here in Littleton and try to keep mom and the dogs off the wet deck stain.

Happy thought inventory. We’re doing okay with all this social isolation going on. Been able to find just about anything we need. The restaurants are opening up but we don’t go out to eat very often, maybe 4 or 5 times a year at most. Gas prices are fairly low these days, so we aren’t blowing a lot of money on fuel. I could complain but why? Lots of folks have it worse than we do.

Supply status. Trudy is heading to the store sometime today to stock up on supplies for the house and cabin.

Weed inventory. Excellent condition

Laundry status. Nice and clean.

No first-responder activity to report.

The hunkering down continues.

Still alive and well here in Denver.