It’s Day 350 of 15 Days to Flatten the Curve. After a productive weekend, Deb and I are doin’ fine.
This whole semi-retirement thing, by the way, makes the concept of “weekend” a lot less relevant than it used to be. It’s a strange feeling, sure to get even stranger as our American Life changes over the coming months.
Before joining Deb in Ernie’s living space yesterday I tweaked the basement storage a bit, adding another 20-gallon bin (dedicated to paper consumables) and a couple of five-gallon totes (just because I could). Then I moved upstairs and began setting up the area under the bed platform — it’s the most difficult space to access quickly, so it’ll be devoted to back-stock and seldom-used household items.
I programmed a neat little Acu-Rite temperature-monitoring gizmo Deb picked up — a stand-alone unit with three wireless sensors that’ll give us a read on the living space, bedroom, fridge and the wet bay in the basement. Next I gave our trusty 3,500-lumen Streamlight a home in a pair of QuickFist mounts inside the front door.
The last nine drawer and door pulls to be installed had been waiting a few weeks for me to modify the cabinet faces and remove a couple of latches. Once that was done, Deb and I teamed up to replace three halogen light fixtures with LEDs. Those, plus two more wall sconces we’ll swap in the bedroom tomorrow, will help us make more efficient use of our limited 12-volt power when we’re boondocking.
Busy day. Good day.
Yes, I’m back on Facebook, starting from scratch with a new personal page. That’s where most of my friends are. That’s where the local businesses I patronize are. That’s where the musicians I follow are. That’s where my favored RVing, firearms and advocacy resources are. And should we ever need quick and credible tech advice about Ernie, that’s where the “hive mind” is.
I’m limiting my presence there to a personal page, where I’ll continue to post links to these blog posts, a nod to the folks whose interest prompted me to launch Ubi Libertas Blog in the first place. I won’t censor myself for Zuck’s Army or anyone else, so getting my account nuked again isn’t beyond the realm of possibility.
I caught a whiff of that prospect on Saturday. Naturally, I’m reconnecting (selectively) with friends and businesses, following familiar pages and otherwise rebuilding my profile in ways that’ll be useful to me. After clicking the “follow” button for Rush Limbaugh‘s page, I got a laughably nannyish pop-up warning (pictured, click here to enlarge).
Oh, for cryin’ out loud. It’s not the first time I’ve been cautioned by my Betters for consorting with millions of my fellow Patriots, and I’m sure it won’t be the last.
Take care of yourselves, Patriots. Stay calm. Stay sharp. Stay free.