August 28th, 2020


Lake Imerys Returns

I was finally able to get an appointment with my barber this afternoon. I also was able to help her catch up on her schedule as well, as I'm a quick haircut, giving her extra time to clean and disinfect the shop before her next appointment. As usual since the lockdown loosened, I tipped heavily (67%, actually: $20 for a $12 haircut, and told her it's "hazard pay"), as she's doing a good job of following guidelines and keeping things clean, instead of pretending that you can argue with a virus or that Real Murikens Don't Wear Masks or something like that.

After getting my haircut, I walked to the post office and stopped at Family Dollar for a few odds and ends. Walking home, I discovered just how much rain we got in the huge thunderstorm than rolled through a couple of nights ago.

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The heavy rain washed a whole lot of the smoke out of the air and made the next day feel more like mid-autumn than summer. The smoke is coming back, although it's worse in Reno, and of course much worse to the west. And compared to the poor folks in Texas and Louisiana, we've got nothing at all to complain about.