2020 June 29

Monday

Welcome, family and friends to our daily journal,from

Austin, Texas

I was awakened this morning by Zeus, the dog, talking to me. He wasn’t really barking or growling, more like an old man mumbling. He was telling me that he needed to go outside to go pee.

Speaking of dogs, poor Bluebell, her tongue is too long for her mouth. Seriously.What a line up at Dairy Queen yesterday evening! I thought that they must be giving something away for free. Nope, it’s always like this Sunday evening.This bacon is sliced so thin, they could keep cutting off the same hog for years.Breakfast done and done. Spaghetti for lunch. Cereal for supper.With Covid-19 keeping us grounded in Texas, I miss our morning coffee gang at Cutty’s Cafe in Grimes, Iowa.And getting together with the Iowa family. Maybe, just maybe, we might still make it for a visit.But this infernal virus just keeps coming. People are so anxious for it to be over, that they keep going out (unmasked) and spreading it even more. About a month ago this was reported, “What we do anticipate is as we continue to open up the state for doing business, there will be some other hotspots that arise,” (Texas Governor) Abbott explained. “But because we have the system perfected the way that we do, I think that we will be able to contain hot spots in Texas as we move forward.”Meanwhile, today, this information was shared, Texas: More than 143,000 cases have been reported in the state, and more than 2,300 people in Texas have died, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. More than 5,500 people are hospitalized across the state. An estimated 78,248 people have recovered.On a related note, I talked to somebody (Jane?) at Cherry Hill (Santa photographers) today about the coming season. It will be a short, twenty eight day, session (equals less money) this year. It will also be a no touch visit with Santa. Jane(?) said that they have four levels of plans, depending on what is happening with the virus during that time.

And now something totally different

I received the following comment on yesterday’s bloc post.

“Cool. Well hot. I did hear on the news that you are getting the Sahara dust storm!”

To which I replied,

“You mean the multicultural, non judgemental, gluten-free, all natural, powdered earth product, which contains no artificial colors or preservatives; may contain trace amounts of tree nuts, wheat, and or soy? Is THAT what you meant?

I laid down for a nap. Got up to go to the restroom and came back to Zeus on the bed.Later. He rolled over and pushed me off the edge off the bed.Thanks again for stopping by.

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  • 8 months 29 days since we returned to Texas.
  • 3 months and 15 day being self isolated.

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