This would be a long weekend coming up, with Friday and Monday holidays. They’re still holidays, but with this covid 19 thing goin’ on, it kinda messes it up.
My wife called me at work yesterday and asked me to go to the grocery store. I was kinda upset, ’cause I woulda gone first thing in the morning, had I known. But, the stores are restricted by last name/day, plus they’d be closed for the aforementioned holiday weekend. So I went.
Went to one store, couldn’t even get a paking spot. Went to the second, showed my airport ID, and got in the line, pictured above. It goes ahead in front me, just as far as you can see, then turns abruptly right and U-turns back and forth two or three times under the the pavillion thingy you see sticking out near the center of the pic. Well, lucky me, the policeman I showed my ID to walked alll the way down to where I was and got me and took me to the front of the line, because I was a working guy. It easlily halved my time at the store. Thank you Policeman!
AND, at work yesterday was a really cool bicycle, leaning up against the Air Traffic tower. I have no idea whose it was, but it was cool! I want one! Wonder if it can go on the beach!??!
Long and lean, big ‘ol fat tires. Looked sooo cool! There’s a phone number on the bike for the company…
Did quite a bit of painting when I got home from work yesterday. I painted the whole downstairs carport with Brick Red Concrete sealer. After work today, I plan on fixing a few dribbles with yellow and thin spots of the brick red. I’m running out of paint brushes and rollers and with this covid 19 thing going on, I can’t get more.
I’m getting caught up at work, believe it or not. Or so it seems. I’m afraid I’ll jinx myself by saying that.
Looks like another good day, same as the good day yesterday!
I guess I’m about ready for a new tablet. My S3 has been giving indications of slowing down with age.
Back to work Monday. It was a good, largely boring weekend. I pressure washed the new concrete near the driveway, and I’ll paint it this week.
I need a bag of cement, and some 3/4 inch PVC pipe. I’ll be glad when the “non critical” stores open up again. There was talk of some countries loosening up and leaning back towards normal.
It seems odd to me now, used to be, I’d pop into the store for one item. Maybe I need batteries or Q-Tips, something forgotten on the grocery list. Going to the hardware store for one screw, 12 cents. Those days seem like a long time ago. now, going to the store is a major event. Set the alarm, mask and gloves, get there when they open, show your ID. Don’t forget anything ’cause there’s no going back. Everything’s a major event now.
I hope thinks go back to “normal” and I hope “normaal” is the same “normal” that it was before.
I had a lifetime supply of dust protection face masks. One package, about 20, all I’d ever need. I gave them to the construction crew when they were here. So now, when I need dust protection masks for this covid 19 thing, I don’t have them and can’t get them. Which I find quite irritating.
So I decided to make my own face mask. I got a pattern off the internet, cut some cardboard, and a new XXL T shirt, unused, from some event.
It only took me two days! I threw it away and later picked it out of the garbage two times, and I might still make some more adjustments so It might not be done yet.
But here it is:
All done by hand. Maybe someday I’ll give you a sewing lesson.
This morning, my alarm went off at the normal 4:45, I got up shaved and went for a walk / swim. (Curfew ended at 5AM). Then I came back home and took the dogs for their walk. Then, with permission in accordance with the alphabetical scheme, I went grocery shopping.
I bought dog food, cat food and human food. Then I came home, and haad my first cuppa coffee. Now I’m on my second cup, and I’m posting my daily post.
I’m getting pretty tired of this, and it’s only been about a week. I think it’s going to last a lot longer….
I read that one third of the planet is on lockdown.