Tabs open

Friday, April 17, 2020

Edie looks on as I do work.

Tabs open for icons, fonts, facts about words, Rick Steves and Coronavirus.

First trip inside a place

Thursday, April 16, 2020

That place was Costco.

They did a really solid job laying things out to emphasize social distancing.

Not everyone was on board with this, but the good folks outnumbered the duds by far.

I’m really hoping this ratio continues.

A spare set of dumbbells

It is impossible to find any workout equipment online or off.

My brother found a spare set of (light) dumbbells and friends were in need.

This gave us a chance to say hi for the first time without a screen between us.

Redbud

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Tax day wasn’t cancelled, it was postponed.

Spring continued.

The new setup

I figured if everything was rolling to remote virtual meetings, I could attempt and make things better.

Previously I was battling with a wall of windows as my background providing lots of back light.

Moved things around, hooked up a nice microphone and began staging the room behind this setup to be (hopefully) more interesting.

My first proper mask

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Came across a gift from a neighbor and sent a text to check in on her.

She was fine. Asked if I had a mask yet?

My negative reply was met with a photo response of scraps of fabric.

“Pick one out.” she said.

And now I am set! It’s even got a little pocket to put in a filter which she also supplied.

My thanks to Lily.

Making pasta

Monday, April 13, 2020

The days are blurring.

I’m on Zoom sharing screens, ideas, perspectives and tips.

It’s fun to “see” old friends and work together.

But it’s also exhausting just a little bit.

A nice easy dinner is key.

Heirloom

Sunday, April 12, 2020

If I had to reduce life down to a few boxes, this plate would be in it.

This Easter, it was filled deviled eggs using mom’s recipe.