Four days since I last posted but there’s good news to report. Kirsten does NOT have the Cvirus. She has bronchitis. She can go back to work on Wednesday. We thought Erik the younger’s mother in law had it; turns out she has a heart valve problem. That isn’t good, but it has to be better than having the Cvirus if you’re in your 80’s. Or even in your 70’s..present company included.
Lee Ann, Ray and Jopie came over yesterday to hang out on the porch and just be convivial. We had a delightful time. I had one too many glasses of white wine, I suppose because my normal consumption is 1. Whew! I became a Chatty Cathy for sure. Nonetheless, later in the afternoon, John tore himself away from coding and joined the group. We all enjoyed each other’s company thoroughly.
The writing room is coming along. I expect it will be finished this week so I can move in and begin work on Chapter 1 of the Recombining. It looks nice, even unfinished. The color turned out great. I got new curtains and a cowhide rug to go in front of the blue wing chair. I’m using one of Colter’s creations as a table in front of the chair. Kiernan has already christened it with the Ipad mini. She approves. I’ll take a picture of it when it’s done.
Colter did the cleaning for me on my Ikea rug that was disgustingly filthy. Amazing what whirling brushes and a little effort will produce. I tried, but made a complete hash of it since I didn’t know I was supposed to pull a trigger under the handle. The only cleaner coming out was a thin spray of cleaner that made streaks on the rug. No bueno. Ah well, I know how to do it now. There are other rugs to be cleaned, but not ’til the writing room is done.
My next webinar isn’t until Wednesday, so I have nothing to report on the infectious disease front. Also, there is nothing at all interesting going on with the price of oil or the stock market. I haven’t spent any of the stimulus money yet, and it appears I won’t have to set it aside for the kids, at least at this time since Robin is getting her unemployment and Kirsten doesn’t have Cvirus, and therefore won’t be out of work for a month. I see no value in trying to invest in stocks when earnings are so opaque. So I think I’ll just let it sit for now and may move it to a college fund later on. That is, if anyone goes to college any more. Apparently, with most schools shut down for the foreseeable future, even that is in jeopardy. Will we ever return to some semblance of normal? I’m sure we will, but not any time soon. In the interim, we should all continue to hunker down. I did go get a bunch of food today, since I haven’t done anything other than run in and get minimal supplies in the past six weeks.
Oh, I almost forgot: the first of my oximeters finally arrived today. My oxygen saturation is 95% and my heart is beating 67 BPM. Pretty good. My temperature is 98.1° F. No Cvirus here!