Mr. Linton has been fishing pretty regularly, though because of last summer's red tide, he can't bring anything home. Social distancing is easy on the water.
And naturally, he has a lot of boat-work to fill his days on shore.
The two 2.4 Meter boats (one fresh, one experienced) are slowly coming into alignment. Jeff's re-rigged the older boat so that it's indistinguishable from the newer one. Fresh paint, fresh lines, carbon-fiber bits and bobs. He orders stuff on-line and obsessively checks delivery times. He splices lines while watching Bosch in the evenings.
Given that many of our upcoming regattas have been cancelled, he seems content.
And me, I'm always looking forward to a chunk of time in which to write but as it happens, I've been distracted by real life. It's hard to make up a story more exciting than the news right now.
So instead, I'm doing a lot of reading (check out my goodreads shelf for the bookwormy details).
And making stuff.
We're avoiding the grocery store –– taco Tuesday involved some freezer-burned ground beef that I might normally have donated to the fishes, but it tasted fine with the fresh greens from the garden –– and keeping our IRL social distance from the world. I've become a big fan of FaceTime right now for actual social interaction. Yay internet!
I'm hoping to settle into whatever this new normal is and get back to my keyboard sometime soon, but in the the meanwhile, as they say in one of my favorite movies, "Rule #32: Enjoy the little things."
Wishing you safety and kindness from here...
3/25/2020 05:32:15 pm
Enjoyed the read.
3/25/2020 08:38:23 pm
3/27/2020 06:51:43 pm
We've been self-quarantining for the past two weeks--ever since a pair of teachers at Elisabeth's school tested positive. Works for me.
3/28/2020 03:05:39 pm
Teaching from home but with Tuesday's and Thursdays designated "asynchronous" learning days where teachers just post assignments & resources and students prioritize and schedule their workday. I have posted "office hours" but lots of time for boat work - like rebuilding a Magnum2 mast step and c/b well (hint, hint.)
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