Dad’s Alaska

Killing corona viruses and enjoying it.

30 March 2020

Seems like only yesterday that the weather was brilliantly sunny, the sky was incredibly blue and it was colder than a well digger’s rear end in January. Actually, it wasn’t that cold but it’s Alaska and that is what non-Alaskans expect to hear. Actually, it was yesterday and the same again today. Standing in the sun and out of the wind it was weather to be dressed pretty much as you see me in the picture above. I don’t know if it is just that I’m becoming accustomed to the cold or it really is that warm. The temp was a few degrees above freezing during the day but is still dropping into the mid 20s at night. As described above the weather is absolutely beautiful.

I spent the entire day doing pretty much nothing. Did clean the kitchen, swept the floor and finished the laundry. Mostly, I sat and watched TV and reading the news on line. Aside from the news, there is very little on the web in which I have any interest. A quick perusal of Fakebook usually suffices to sate my appetite for gossip. I read newspapers from all over the world. I like to see what is going on in India, Australia, Mediocre Britain, France, Germany, Italy and numerous others. I, also, like to read the comic strips. I don’t get the Sunday ‘fish wrapper’ anymore so I don’t get to see the comics. Boredom is my enemy. All my life when my mind isn’t engaged it gets me into trouble. I get into all manner of things that seemed like a good idea at the time.

Summer and her friends all went for a walk about today. They, of course, maintained the ‘social distance’ thing. I did not walk. I guess I’m just too damned lazy. I gave up running some 50 years ago. I once did 3-4 miles every evening. Then I weighed about 150 lbs, Now I weigh about 210. That’s a lot of big fat arse to be hauling at speed. Then only incentive that might get me going faster than my normal ambling gait is if someone were after me with a knife. However, when I can work outside, I log 4000 or more steps almost every day. I am looking forward to the ice and snow being gone so that I can get back to getting some work done.

It’s another ‘make your own dinner’ night again. Leftovers again. Finished off what was left of the roast from two days ago.

Was going to upload several pictures but I still haven’t figured out this new iPad. I’m lucky that I can type on it.

My little Mac Air is more straight forward to use.