Daily Reflections From My Window

December16, 2020 Wednesday: Waiting for the Big One


“Good point.” Sophia said at last. “I’m not very good at saying sorry, but I apologize.”

Chris Kurtz, The Adventures of a South Pole Pig: A Novel of Snow and Courage

Seems that lately, I can’t say anything to anyone without needing to apologize. You know who you are. I’m sorry. I really am. I think I’m losing my people skills in quarantine. The person who needs to read this most, will not read my posts and that’s OK. As one friend says, he lives it.

So what do I have to report? I think I figured out why my little light up camper is always on its side every morning. It must be in the path of “Abbey, the dog who doesn’t stray”, as she makes her rounds. She must have a friend in the neighborhood.

My hydroponic garden is doing great. I moved it under some grow lights.

It will be interesting to see if the celery takes off. I contacted Back to the Roots to see if there are plans for dividers for the fish so you can have more than one, or if I could use other types of fish. No word yet.

Thank you to my dear friend Lauren for these thoughtful gifts! She is so giving and I can NEVER say the wrong thing to her it seems. She just lets things roll off her back. She’s so positive and keeps me on track.

Yesterday AM, Jay got a call from ICare on Menoher-where we had our Covid tests on Sunday. They’d gotten his insurance number wrong. Then a little while later, I got a call. They had my date of birth wrong on the PCR swab and couldn’t do it. I’d have to get another one. After waiting about 40 minutes in the parking lot, lots of trips in and out for the nurse, trying to figure things out-the bottom line was that if wanted the send out test, I had to pay $250. Nope. I guess the rapid test of negative will do.

So today we are waiting for the storm of the century. Bigger than November 2018. White white white! 18 inches of pure fluffy white snow is on the way! The alpacas are ready and this morning I’ll put some fresh hay inside in case they hunker down there.

For the rest of us? Get your shovels ready!

Thank goodness I planned to do my Around the Alleghenies segment from Zoom today. Should be interesting. Stay tuned and I hope I mind my manners.

Remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of a full grown llama (which is bigger than an alpaca) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!