A guy that works at one of the gas stations I deliver to had Covid. I didn't get to talk to him for long tonight. I'm going to try to get more information from him tomorrow. He says his sense of taste and smell are still gone. He's in his early 20s so I figure he's going to be fine. He wasn't at work last week, now I know why. He's the first person I know that I see on a weekly basis that had it. Most everyone has been distant relatives or friends of family members. Scary part is I could have been exposed to it. He may have had it when I saw him last. Masks were worn distance was kept so the chance of exposure was low.
On Monday a guy was wished Happy Birthday. He didn't acknowledge it at first. I'm thinking that's rude. Then some time later he made a statement about being one of Jahovah's Witnesses and he would not be acknowledging any happy birthday wishes. I knew he was JW and I know about their weird custom. I also know for the most part they're very polite and often would say thank you and leave it at that. If they felt an explanation was needed they'd give it. I've never known one to not say thank you. Anyone else think it was odd?
Well, the rolling blackouts SEEM to have ended. Haven’t had one in hours. So I’m hoping I can actually get a shower in tonight.
And maaaaan, do I need one! I was literally stepp into the shower when the first outage occurred. And I haven’t trusted the power to stay on while in process.
But today, I did a lot of snow shoveling, and I’m a sweaty mess. I will be showering regardless of ambient lumens, praying that there’s enough hot water to complete the task if the power fails again.
Silver lining: the border collies have been loving yard time in the snow. The younger one has been sitting or lying down in and plowing through drifts like a mad scotswoman. I swear I saw her running past our kitchen door with bagpipes and a kilt.
The older one has been more sedate and stylish in her enjoyment. Walk a few feet. Vogue. Sniff some air over there. Vogue. Stare at me shoveling snow. Vogue.