It's Been A Month
I'm tired from being up so late. Maybe a bit sick. But then, I'm just going to assume the apartment is overheated, which means it's time to stand in an open door and sip some Hot Chocolate.
Throughout the night, I was concerned about My Darling. But all seems fine now. And the night does tend to bring Worry & Fear with it.
So much Computer Game.
I barely got outside today. But I enjoyed myself. Gaming, mostly. I like to do a little Proof Reading every day, so content keeps going out the door. But I'm hardly doing anything. Just sitting down and reading a single article seemed like a big deal, a big divergence from Gaming. Eh, what are you going to do?
I can't be bothered to look at either The Market or The Death Toll. Of course, I pretty much always get like this when I fire up a game.
My old Health Insurance Company sent me an email, letting me know the enrollment rules were being put on hold due to Covid. Good to know. Personally, I always thought the enrollment rules were silly. But likely, they are there to prevent one from joining, getting care, and un-enrolling.
The Horse Racing Track will not be running this year. No. That's not correct. I just looked at the site. The scheduled opening of May 1st
has been postponed.
The Market is up on the day. But I don't care. It's too high to be a play. And it looks like folks think the worst is over. Though, betting against The Racetrack might be a winner. Of course, at this point, it seems unlikely I'll be making a Covid Play.
France has extended the Lock-Down until May 11th
. Sucks. I'm sure we will follow.
I'm done with Quarantine. But the lifestyle isn't driving me crazy. In fact, after my Dance Party this afternoon, I'm dead tired. So, I'm getting the activity/exertion I need.
Oh, I got a bunch of reports from the CDC. Based on the one, I would surmise that sitting next to someone at the theater is enough to transmit the disease. Eh, in the studies it was three hours plus a communal meal that was doing it. So, draw your own conclusions... or better yet, read the report.
As long as I'm giving a debriefing on select reports, I might as well mention that I was surprised at the crew size for Cruise Ships. Going forward, I'll use 1,000 Crew Members for 3-4,000 Passengers, as a rough estimate.
In addition to The Covid Relief Check, I could see giving all Americans $1000/monthly that they had to use to buy Stock (and then, hold for 5 Years), as a way of transferring the ownership of the country to all. Or tie such distributions to school performance or token work. But I like the idea of an outright gift, as a sort of Birthright with other payments possible.
Let the Redistribution Commence!
I've been expecting N-95 Masks to become a thing. I wonder when they will be available for purchase by Civilians.
The US passed 500,000 Cases and 25,000 Dead. I was a solid two weeks late on that.
It's sort of odd. It's Good News... way less than I expected. But I hate being wrong. Still, the Lock-Down is working. It is Saving Lives.
I figure 0.3% of My Life or 0.2% of My Life Span will be spent in Lock-Down by the time this is over.
Separation between our two cells ends tomorrow... or so the rumor goes.
$1,200 to each American (roughly, terms and conditions apply). And $6,000 to Corporations on behalf of each American (these being generalized back of the napkin figures). That's 5x as much. I'm not in favor of either part. But I'm much more against the second part than the first.
It snowed (an inch or so) last night.
I'm guessing allergies. I heard yesterday was a big pollen day. I'm having some kind of reaction.
I had brief contact with a Maintenance Worker; during which time I made no effort to keep my distance. I am not very good at on the fly Social Distancing.
I have little concern about The Virus.
I wonder how long I could last like this. Take away +/-20hrs/week and this is how I live. One day a week (or more), I go on adventures (walk about). And on the other days, a trip to the Library tends to be my only outing. I like screens (televisions, computers, and so on).
Without Ticket Sales, Zoos are hurting and are going into survival mode... which means, some animals will not... survive, having been turned into food. Or so, I have heard.
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Crap Sleep. I'm solving the world's problems. For instance, I can see a general law (including Law Enforcement Officers) which prohibits the possession or transportation of a Loaded Firearm, except when responding to (or in) a situation wherein it would be reasonable to believe that discharge of such a weapon would be legal. In short, if it's OK to shoot, it's OK to load. Otherwise, no.
Work in the hall (new carpet) will introduce the possibility of transmission.
Tomorrow marks the start of the Sixth Week.
I've stopped making plans for the future... too much is unknown.
The Summer may have included Fishing, Swimming, and Getting a Tan. Now, I simply don't know.
Yeah. I'm going to go on and read other stuff. I can't be bothered with The Virus.
Outside of never being Outside, I'm pretty happy with my day.
Rumour is Wisconsin shall keep the Lock-Down in place until May 26th
Pushing 35,000 on The Death Tracker. That went up quite a bit while I wasn't looking.
Should I call the site, which I use to watch the progress of The Virus, The Death Tracker? Well, I do. So, it's really just a question of whether I should report that aspect of my being honestly... or not.
I just had a vision of the Big Bad Wolf:
And I'll Puff.
And I'll Cough.
And I'll Cough.
And I'll Cough.