It’s 6:30am and I have been awake since 4:00am. In the past 2.5 hours I’ve been monitoring the storm’s movement; the worst of it may have passed me now.
In my time awake I have rebooted my router, done a crossword puzzle, made and eaten breakfast, washed dirty dishes, and have started a large load of laundry (darks) in the tub.
With the exception of my hurting knee and lack of exercise, oh and that sheet metal screw in my flip flop, yesterday was decent. I managed to get out for a short while to get a haircut, drop a box off at Goodwill, and buy some firewood, disinfectant wipes, water, cheap white wine, and beer at the Kroger near Ansley Mall. I wish I were more successful at work, but I am in a bit of a rut currently.
Instead of eating leftovers last night I made a melange casserole from the following — a box of cornbread stuffing, a bag of frozen green beans, two banana peppers, two jalapeño peppers, garlic, a can of Rotel tomatoes, and some meatless meatballs — it was incredibly tasty, and look at all of the things I used from my pantry, refrigerator, and freezer! If I had any onions in the house I would have added one of those as well.
What didn’t get accomplished, thanks to passing out on the futon not long after completing a phone call with my mother once virtual Top Chef had ended, was German homework. COVID Days have made me feel okay to be selfish with my time (though I wish it was a completely healthy time), and may convince me that this will be the end of my German classes. I have not definitely decided to quit, but it is an option that would save me a good chunk of money and return a night of freedom to me. Time will tell.
Once the rain has passed completely and daylight has arrived I will go outside to look for any damage caused by the storm. I don’t reckon that the storm has taken down any of the branches or trees that I have now committed to trim/fell, but who knows…
Hope you have survived the storm, and are remaining healthy.