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Day 222 – 10/23/2020

Dark rainy morning. Kim had stuff to do first thing, so I’m sitting in the quiet with my coffee, watching headlights bounce off shiny surfaces below me. No warm-up for a few days now, and Monday’s forecast says 31º and snow showers, with a low of 20º. Whoa, baby…

It was fun to get out yesterday in t-shirts and shorts and roam around in the 85º temps. We saw pretty leaves, ate lunch in the car with the windows down, watched an enormous muskrat nibble on greens next to a creek, drove around KC metro just because we could, found what we wanted, and happily crawled back into the cave four hours later. Not old, just tired…

Watched last night’s debate, so that’s done now. Counting down the interminable hours until we know and trying to keep my head busy. It’s chilly, wet, and windy, so this will be an indoor day, which means working twice as hard at holding steady. We have a freeze warning for tonight, so we might try to huddle the mums together and cover them. They’re so perfect we hate to give them up, especially when there are some warmer temps to follow.

Welp, Diary… I’m gonna be boring and tedious for eleven more days and then let’s both hope for a sea change all ’round. Then the next sea change will be when we know we can walk into any restaurant or other business in town, attend any event, gather with friends, without the restrictions imposed by a pandemic. That one will be a pretty big deal, too.

Wow, look at the time… 10am… this day is positively streaking by!

And you thought you’d be getting something new…

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  1. 1S of 2S
    Oct 23, 2020 @ 12:40:15

    What an extreme in temperature😳
    We just got over heat way a month ago, now it’s just work outside trimming hedges and working on refinishing a computer desktop, puzzling (jigsaw and crossword) and tuning up bicycle for some medium size trips.
    I have been raising a lot of cactus and succulents donated by my sister and dividing them, creating more than I can handle.😁Maybe I’ll post someday.
    Less than 2 weeks to go…..
    VideoCall my honey 2x a day. Her car broke down but fortunately I have a friend who was free and able to fetch her. $225 later car running again. 3am here but, thanks to internet, about to call whom I needed. But still feeling of helplessness.
    Ready for the virus to be under control. Can’t go back to Malaysia because not allowing people into country…

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    • Judy Smith
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 13:44:24

      So sorry you and your boo have ended up being separated for so long by the virus – that “I can’t be there to help” feeling is awful. I’m glad you’re staying busy, though – post pics of the cactus! And hug your dad for me. We’ll keep slogging on through here in Kansas, Land of Extremes.

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