Took food over to the girls yesterday, so that count must begin again. I wore my mask when I went in, but of course Kiernan must provide hugs – it’s in her nature. She swears she’s virus-free, so I must take her at her word. The important thing is they have food to eat, as she’s hit a growth spurt and is getting more and more looking like her Nana Revak (tall and skinny).
Robin says she’s in charge of all billing at her place of employment now, and she is thrilled about that. Now the question is: will they vaue her work enough to give her the pay level they promised beginning in August? If she’s it for their billing, it seems like they would be smart and follow through on their commitment. But I’m not entirely sure smart has anything to do with it. It’s more likely the decrease in patient level may preclude their keeping their promise. We’ll see. I hope they’re smart.
I just finished listening to a webinar with the financial folks at the NY Times and Maggie Haberman about the virus and the Trump White House. I have to say I didn’t really learn anything new. If I were to summarize, there is an expectation that the downward slide for Trump will continue unless there is a major change in our prospects for dealing with the virus. There you have it. Anyone surprised? No, I didn’t think so.
I finished Einstein and the Rabbi, and Naomi Levy did find the original letter from Rabbi Marcus to Einstein. It confirmed my supposition: Marcus was angry with Einstein about the book he wrote The World As I See It. As I mentioned in the last post, Marcus had just lost his son to polio and was overcome with grief. He reads Einstein’s book, and in it, Einstein says the notion of an afterlife is nonsense. We’re just dust. That made Rabbi Marcus angry, and he asks Einstein to reconsider his position on the afterlife. You saw his answer. No change in position at all. In fact, I’d say he affirmed what he’d previously written, and by way of solace, told Marcus that there’s no such thing as ‘reality’ anyway, so why worry? Talk about insensitivity? Einstein was undoubtedly on the autism spectrum, so lack of empathy comes along with that.
Jopie came over yesterday to try out John’s sofa. It has the reclining feature on both sides, and she found it much more comfortable for her than the one she’d purchased from Ashley Furniture. All have agreed that we should swap with her to preserve her health and physical well being. Depending on the weather this weekend, we’ll try for Sunday afternoon to do the trade, bringing hers over here first and then returning with John’s.
My sleep patterns have gotten messed up again. I woke up at 5:15 this morning, and then went back to sleep about 8 for a couple of hours. That will mess me up tonight for sure. Scullcap will be the answer? One can only hope.
My temperature is 99.0° F. (!) My blood oxygen is 97% and my heartbeat is 87 bpm (!!) No bueno. What is happening here? What it is ain’t exactly clear.