Yeah, we're out of lockdown now, it was a hard 100 days but we're all good and down to ZERO.
Still wearing masks though. I'm a bit naughty and pop it under my chin if I'm outside and nobody is around. I've been tested for Covid twice since the last time I posted. If anyone turns up to work with the slightest sniffle it's off to the drive-through test tent, which tends to keep moving around to a different location each time I go. They've got it set up in the local hospital at the moment, which is not ideal due to the car parknot being sealed and the dust flying around.
I'm getting over a shocker of a cold which I caught off my kid, who brought it home from school. I suspect if we hadn't spent all those months remote schooling, the Covid spread would have been through school kids. The school Facebook is full of impassioned parents cursing the child who brought the sniffles past the gates
I found out that my favourite writing place was demolished last week, I'm so upset. It was beautiful, an old boating clubhouse, with a massive wooden mermaid in the foyer, that gorgeous Hamptons-style decor with the white wood and exposed beams. Boathouse Cafe, RIP. (They're going to put apartments there.) I haven't been able to write from anywhere except the spare room in the house since March... most of the places have time limits and restricted seating, still. Roll on the vaccine!
Since the last post I bought a couple of keyboards... By a couple I mean they pair of them with switches and keysets were (phew) quite a bit of dollars. I might put the brakes on for now until they come in, or my "holy grail" keysets show up, ie: MT3 Godspeed. My future self wants to design a keyset eventually, maybe when this trilogy is finished I'll take care of it.
Also trying to manage my obsessions. I can see myself getting sucked in to A) Electronics and B) Valve radios C) Anything with Valves in it Actually, which is both a meditative joy but an extreme time suck and I have some urban exploring to catch up on as the combination of Covid/Winter has really eaten into that particular hobby. (Got some photos on my Facebook page if anyone is interested. It's just 25 years of poor fashion choices)
Am Reading: I just finished a book that is currently Politica Non Grata so I won't say what it is. Also have Thomas Keneally's TOWARDS ASMARA in the bathroom so I guess I'm reading that?
Am Watching: Just finished RAISED BY WOLVES (great sci-fi! I could almost imagine it being in the same "universe" as Aliens and Prometheus) and onto THE MANDALORIAN
Am Playing: AMONG US. I named myself "Karl Marx" and addressed everyone as Comrade! until my kid complained it wasn't clever or funny enough and made me look "suss", so have changed my name to "The Chonk" to account for my current lockdown aesthetic.
Music: Downloaded Yazz's "The Only Way Is Up" off Spotify
Am Writing: Book 3, with the occasional forays into Unnamed Next Project