Day 29: Great news, they have walls up next door (since Saturday), so the noise level has dropped precipitously. In fact, my noise-cancelling headphone almost cancel the noise. It also means it could be finished BEFORE I move, thus negating the primary reason for moving in the first place…
Which isn’t easy to do with in-person tours cancelled, Zillow freezing up every time I try to browse listings, and a listing agent who refused to answer a rather basic question until I was on her official “client list” (which I fully understand… but it’s still rather annoying). It doesn’t matter, the search continues…
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that not only is the number of deaths due to the virus in his state dropping, but that NY and five other states New Jersey, Connecticut, my home state of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Rhode Island — are joining forces to create a “regional reopening plan” (California, Oregon and Washington have announced similar plans). Meanwhile, The White House is expected to release its own plan within “the next week or two.”
Day 30: I thought they were finished with the heavy machinery next door, but, apparently, I was wrong. Granted, they aren’t using as many of them as before, but they are still using them… until just now (10am) either that or the A/C is masking the noise. Thankfully, everything seemed to stop around 4pm.
Which is coincidentally is when my Instacart order arrived… well, half of it anyway. Milk – the one and only thing I actually wanted – was “out of stock.” Chips – which were on sale – were “out of stock.” The kind of coffee I like was “out of stock,” but that was a minor issue.
Gov. Cuomo announced today that he would NOT “reopen” his state’s economy until the virus is contained, regardless of what the president says. I agree with him that reopening too soon might make the pandemic worse… but refusing an order from the Executive Branch might not be Constitutional.
Day 31: One month of self-quarantine. I was going to make a celebratory compilation post of everything I’ve done over the past 30 days… but, then I went through the three previous posts and realized that I literally haven’t DONE anything worth compiling. Nothing… but I am alive, so I guess there’s that.
I reordered all the stuff that was “out of stock” yesterday, and while I still only got part of my order, but their shopper did manage to find milk so it wasn’t a wasted order. I can’t afford to do this on a regular basis, but it worked out. I didn’t even get to thank the driver.
Meanwhile, I spent most of the day in my pajamas trying to decide between writing a special “halfway through April” post or just posting more Autism memes (as I have a lot of them). Maybe, I’ll just post a larger AC post tomorrow afternoon. Whatever, I don’t have to decide now…
Day 32: Hopefully, the last day of this, but I doubt it. The President is talking about reopening the economy by the beginning of May, schools are talking about reopening as usual in Sept… but Disney/Universal/SeaWorld have yet to announce a reopening date.
Meanwhile, Orlando got some much-needed rain last night and this morning. I thought I might be able to sleep in, but, no, they had their heavy equipment running at 7:30am and they didn’t stop until about 10 (which is when the next ban of rain passed through). I figured they were done outside for the day (the building is already framed, so I figured they would just work in there for the rest of the day) …until I laid down for a nap and heard shouting (in Spanish) and beeping outside. I guess the rain must have ended. I check my phone – 3pm. Trope averted.
Oh, and I’m kinda getting bored with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and, apparently, so are my “villagers” as one just suddenly left the island. Another will replace her, but still. Looks like I may finish my AC posts before I finish this stupid series…
I wasn’t going to post this today because I figured I already post too much about this game as it is… but then I remembered this is MY blog, and I can post whatever I want.
I just got home from a VERY crowded McDonald’s (I was trying to find coffee and possibly a late lunch). It was the only place on I-Drive that was open, so of course it was PACKED – even at 2pm! I guess that’s what happens when all the responsible restaurants on I-Drive are closed.
I was coming out of the store just in time to miss the last trolley back to the apt as trolley service was suspended at 3pm without notice – which wouldn’t have been a problem if I had gotten my food in less than 20 minutes.
I was forced to take Lyft back, and just as we approached the complex a southbound trolley pulled up on the opposite side of the light. The good news is I made it back before the storm hit…
Normally, I “live blog” my way through these storms, but I haven’t decided if I am or not this time around. Yes, it keeps me focused on things outside my crudely furnished apartment. I know it hasn’t even made non-landfall yet, but I’m already sick of hearing about it. #burnout
I hate to “break tradition,” but they are as much fun to read as they are to write. Maybe, I’ll change my mind tomorrow… after the scheduled meme post drops.
A few light feeder bands have passed by here this morning. The real deal is tomorrow through Wednesday