May 11th, 2020

Little shocks

Yesterday, someone made the very reasonable suggestion that I got to Home Depot to get what I needed. I was shocked. Go into a store? That wasn't for emergency food or medicine? Really? Today I read my LJ friends list which is fed from around the world and, indeed, people are going to shops and doing things that are not 'essential' out in the world, encountering other people and I'm shocked every time.

I want to be clear. I am not judging anyone for how they are handling anything here... Just me. They are all being perfectly reasonable. I'm the one who is not.

None of them are reckless or frivolous but still it is so far out of my realm right now. The idea of going into some place that is now this house or my 5 block morning walk is just foreign to me. And that's just ridiculous. I need to wake my brain up and balance caution with reality. Or I'm going to end up a true agoraphobic.

I think I may start with Costco here in the next few weeks. I have a prescription that I need filled. Instacart will deliver it but that will cost twice the price of the actual prescription. If I needed other Costco stuff, it would be fine, but I don't. So maybe...

Today - well this morning anyway - I'll be on a customer service call with Eero - my router. I have an issue that we spent 3 hours on last Saturday. They found a fix but the fix broke so back on the phone. They do have superior customer service and wonderful people so I really don't mind.

Tonight is my zoom HOA meeting. And in between, who the heck knows. It's supposed to be cool and rainy today but it is 8:30 and the sun is already out. No sign or the promised rain.

Biggie found the styrafoam...


I caught him in the act of getting himself a little chunk o' foam. After a day of leaving it alone. I gave it a collar and so far he's moved on. I think I'll add one more sheet a paper to get it 11 inches higher for a little insurance.

I spent three hours with Eero and the problem did not get fixed. Yet. They've bounced it up the tech chain and say they will get back to me in 24 to 48 hours. Not at all unreasonable especially since this is 4 year old hardware - long past any warranty. He promised a fix even if it meant replacing hardware. The problem is an annoying one but not one that gets in my internet way much.

I whipped up some egg/cheese quiche muffins for upcoming breakfasts. They are so much easier now that my brother has introduced me to Eggbeaters.

I may just have a salad for dinner. It's hot and I have one of those chopped mixes that actually does need to be eaten sooner than later. And I can get that done before the HOA meeting. I hate to chew and zoom.