Daily Archives: March 28, 2020

Saturday thoughts….

A gentle rain is falling.

I’m realizing that my life for the next weeks (months?) is in front of computer, connecting with treasured students and people I love through the two dimensions of a screen.

And that’s not a happy thought.

But we shall persevere.

am going to engage more in sidewalk chats, and perhaps in some lawn chair conversation.  And my front porch is large enough that if I sit on my porch swing, and someone sits 20′ away in a porch chair, we could enjoy some 3D time.

Bev and Aaron Garner stopped by this morning whilst on a walk.  I wanted to hug them so badly.  But they stood in the yard.  I stood on the porch.

My lateral line is slowly collapsing.  So saith the plumber.

Virtual cocktail hour with friends.  Twice this week.  I’ll have a third go today.  Prosecco and some Port Salut cheese with crackers makes for a nice break!

The email onslaught is unrelenting.

So, though, is the virus.  The US numbers are staggering, and the peak is still days or weeks away.

Plumbing

Ah, the joys of a century home.

I have a plumber with me this morning. This is the second call in a year to clean out the lateral line.

This time the cause is a housekeeper accidentally flushing a cloth. Happy I was not.

That little mistake is going to cost me a couple hundred dollars.

And I am living on borrowed time with the 100-year-old lateral line.