Day 21: So, we are supposedly approaching the “tipping point” of the virus, after this week new cases will start to “level off and eventually decline” (though deaths will remain unsettlingly high due to the extreme number of known cases).
This means (besides possibly being the last week of these posts) that we could see “lockdowns” like Florida/Pennsylvania are under lifted soon. However, as the same report reminds us: There is no cure, there is nothing stopping the virus from coming back next season…
Day 22: So, construction started up again next door, and as of 3:30pm – they were STILL working! What is this madness, they usually stop at noon (or earlier)? At least they’re finished with the new drop box… which reminds me, I should probably get my mail.
Oh, and I ordered milk off Instacart this morning. I bought as much as they’d allow me to (one gallon and one half-gallon), that should be enough to last me through the week. My bank balance is extremely low, so I need to pace myself a bit with deliveries. Delivery guy was cute though (…or, maybe, I’ve been inside too long, lol).
Speaking of “pacing myself,” I will not be posting any new Animal Crossing pics today. Gotta spread myself out a bit. Remember, I’m on “Deserted Island Time.” Besides, I have a post all ready for later this week (actually, I’m missing a photo, but I should have it by Weds/Thurs).
Day 23: Good news, I wasn’t woken up by construction noise an hour before my alarm this morning. It was two hours, and it’s much louder than usual (partly because they are joined by the hedge trimmer/leaf blower/Weed Wacker brigade around 10am). My ear protectors aren’t really that effective, but they help… a little, so does coffee.
The landscaping and construction finished around noon. However, the latter came back with abandon around 1pm and whatever they were doing, was not only incredibly LOUD, but it also caused the whole damned building to vibrate while they were doing it. It literally felt like a minor earthquake – which is scary not because I live on the sandwich level (level 2 of three) nor because I used to live in California – but because this complex was built to withstand WIND not tremors.
Said tremors stopped around 3pm, but the noise continued (albeit not as loud) until sometime after 4pm. Something tells me this is going to be a long week…
Day 24: I have no idea what they’re doing in the lot next door, but it’s not shaking the building like yesterday so there’s that…and the rather discouraging fact that they’ve officially done before 9am than I’ve done all week (to be fair, it’s only Wednesday). But then again, the more work they do today, the less they have to do tomorrow.
However, on a lighter note, I should probably say that I finished collecting photos last night for the “Bunny Day” post I had planned for tomorrow. In fact, I’ll probably post it immediately after this one (…or right now, because why not?). I have another one about the REAL holiday scheduled for Sunday. Because, you know, I’m that good… and, oh yeah, I’m also in quarantine, so, what else do I have to do?
Day 25: Good news, construction next door got off to a slightly later start than usual (which would have been great news if I wasn’t in the bathroom when my apartment suddenly started shaking). Better news, they’re calling for rain tomorrow (which we desperately need). Best news, they don’t work on weekends, holidays… or rainy days.
Speaking of days, the renewal date for my lease is 17 days away, but don’t worry, I got a call from the leasing office this afternoon saying it that they really need to know what I’m doing TODAY. I have no idea where I’m moving to or what kind of place of place I’ll have (yes, I’m working on it, but I can’t tour places in person, nor can I travel there if I could), but the leasing office needs to start marketing my unit NOW if I am moving out… in June. Good to know.
Also, my Animal Crossing post went live this morning. Somehow, I keep forgetting WordPress uses GMT for scheduled posts (which meant I already had one “like” by the time I got up). I think I have enough Easter themed memes for a post (in fact, I got rid of a few of them), I’ll probably do another search this afternoon anyway…