Weekend Coffee Share

wordswag_15073188796611453091488Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some timely  catching up with friends (old and new)!

If we were having coffee, I’d ask you how you did during week 2 of the WuFlu Quarantine. I bet you’re doing your best to pitch in, but there are some aggravations. We need to gambatte! Gambatte is Japanese and it’s used to encourage someone to persevere.

I’m happy that I got to work a full week and think I will this week as well. It seemed hard to continue to add value, but by having daily conference calls. A bonus is that it’s good social contact. I’m very lucky to be working with this team.

I finished reading (really listening to) David Mamet’s Chicago, which has a wonderful audio version. I also watched Paul Newman in Hud, which I’d never seen before. It made for a great follow up to Giant, as it’s a family drama set in Texas. Now I’m watching Newman in The Hustler with Jackie Gleason. It deserves its classic status.

I was livid about the pork that got crammed into the third stimulus package. Then the Kennedy Center, which got $25,000,000, announced they were firing their orchestra. Di they have to make that decision now? It seems shameful to me.

Last night, while I was taking a shower, the power went out. That’s always a a problem, but with the quarantine it was more of one. I managed to feel my way out of the shower and get my pj’s on. I heard a weird humming sound and didn’t know what on earth to think. After a while I figured out that our neighbor has a generator and that was making the noise. Luckily a half hour later the electricity came back.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share

  1. You probably don’t remember me, but I’ve followed your blog for a long time. I remembered you tonight when I saw your post here, so I brewed myself a fast cup of coffee and sat down to say hi. The quarantine’s been mad–I’m in Canada, but this province Ontario is under a state of emergency.

    In the city that’s my home, we just had our second fatality from the virus. Businesses in my neighbourhood typically have reduced hours, some refuse cash and today in the mail a pamphlet reminded Canadian residents to maintain social distancing. Everybody is on the same playing field and asked to observe the same rules and remain safe.

    Nobody knows what is around the corner. Good luck staying healthy, and I hope you are one of the lucky people and get by without falling ill. Nice to see you are active to this day on WordPress!

    All the best.

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  2. Your lack of electricity is like the lack of hot water (which was just lukewarm) yesterday morning in my apt. I am glad your electricity and my hot water got restored relatively quickly. Stay well!

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