So I’m posting five months or so after my last post, which is a little better than I’ve been doing.
I’m pretty much having an idle day as I wait for the Postal Service to deliver my next junk Lifeline phone. This is the worst Postal Service route I’ve ever seen. I’m getting the email notifications about my phone and also the ones about regular deliveries (“Informed Delivery” for the regular mail). That’s a nice Internet thing, but it doesn’t mean all of it will be delivered. Yesterday, I don’t think the carrier came by at all. That wouldn’t be a big surprise. Other times, some of the stuff in the Informed Delivery images didn’t show up in real life. Delivery time is anywhere from 3 to 7 p.m. except when it’s some other time.
I’m living quietly right now. I feel a good bit better since the humidity went away. Adapting to the cold (20 degrees or so below average) doesn’t bother me, but I wish we’d had autumn. I’ve always liked that, but we only seem to get summer and winter nowadays.
I’ve been using some of my quiet time to work out ways to travel and/or go camping car-free and almost money-free. The travel part (such as going “back to the hills” for Thanksgiving) is easy by GoBus or Greyhound, so long as my family or friend has cars available to get me around. The next stage of that is to take my folding bicycle along for local travel, for example, if/when I go see the Smithsonian (mostly free) in Washington, DC. The challenge will be to go camping, but that’s probably not as hard as it sounds.
California is burning. That’s tragic, and one fire has killed over 40 people. They are more of a loss than all the property. Wildfires, in general, are making me think twice about moving west. I know that a dry climate is better for my lung ailments, but not if I’m downwind of a big fire even for a few days. Some of the people on my Facebook group for one of those ailments have benefitted from salty (ocean) air. Maybe I’ll think about that. It would be easy enough to take a Greyhound somewhere near an ocean and camp long enough to find out if that helps me.
Vote counting from the election a week ago (November 6) continues. I don’t believe immigrants or much of anyone voted fraudulently, but I’d like to see the Florida contests re-counted and investigated because the Broward County Election Supervisor, Brenda Sipes, has been shown in court to have cheated a Democrat, Tim Canova, out of many primary votes when he ran against Debbie Wasserman Schultz, then the chair of the Democratic National Committee. Despite that court case, she has kept that job.
I expect to eat a meal cooked by a real cook (my brother) at Thanksgiving. I also have a trip planned for a commemoration of the Gettysburg Address earlier that week. That ought to be a real change of pace.