It’s a balmy 20º and grey as fuck out there this morning, but I bundled up and braved it for coffee, because – social interaction. And coffee.
Our cases continue to significantly drop, which is a relief, though I’m still glad I pushed my January appointments back. Hair in February, dentist in March. The dentist actually called me to reschedule cause they were going to be closed for a continuing education day and my appointment shouldn’t have even been scheduled that day. I told them good, cause I wasn’t keen on coming in anyway with case counts so high. The office manager tried to be reassuring and said “Oh, but we’re all vaccinated and we spread out the appointments” – easy for you to say, you get to keep your PPE on.
I don’t know if anyone else has run into this, but I’ve found a new-to-me shitty thing happening on Amazon – massive price gouging for shipping. Ran into it twice in the last few days. Humidifier cleaner fish – 1 for $5 sold by Amazon, free shipping. 2 for $7, different seller – $50 shipping. Ice melt – 1 for $22, non-Amazon seller, but shipped by Amazon, free shipping. 2 for $30 – different seller – $150 shipping. Seriously shitty nonsense there – I reported both sellers to Amazon, but I doubt it will do any good – so keep an eye out for that bullshit.
My Facebook memories tell me that on this day in 2009, the late great Moxley dog brought me a very large, very frozen squirrel. He was SO PROUD that he finally “caught” a squirrel. That dog brought me so many things. Squirrel (frozen). Possum (living). Fox (very dead for a very long time). Mortally storm injured baby squirrels (they did not make it). I don’t know if he thought they were toys, a true catch, or in the case of the baby squirrels – that I could somehow save them. But each time, I tried my best not to be horrified. I miss him so much, just not that little part of him, LOL.
So, January 30, 2014 – it was very cold, and could only be fixed with carne asada for lunch at the local tex-mex spot. I really miss having the occasional sit down lunch. Pandemics really fucking suck.