A Little Progress

Day of 44 of Sheltering-in-Place in Panama City Beach. This morning’s statistics for COVID-19 for Bay County are 63 confirmed cases and two deaths, and for Florida are 30,839 cases and 1055 deaths. The beaches opening here in Bay County made the national news this morning. I have not heard of any problems yet.

Moonie the Cat

Late yesterday afternoon, I noticed that Moonie the cat was missing. She is mainly an indoor cat and never misses a meal. In fact she lives for meal time. So I started to worry and went outside and called for her. I kept hearing a mournful cry and could not figure out where it was coming from. I first thought maybe she was stuck in my neighbor’s back yard. But looking through the slats she was not to be found. Her mournful meows were definitely coming from the front part of where our properties abut. But I could not see her anywhere. I walked towards the ditch but the sound got fainter. I was just about to knock on the neighbor’s door when I looked up and there she was atop a 20 foot palm tree.

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I was trying to figure out what to do, when my neighbor approached from the street returning from a walk. He offered to get his ladder and try to get her out. Moonie got all upset and would not let him pick her up. He thought that if he extended the ladder he could approach her better, as she was wedged in. He called Jim, whom he had been walking with and Jim came by to help with the ladder. They extended the ladder, and as my neighbor began to position the ladder, Moonie must have gotten scared and jumped the 20 feet to the ground and ran off. She came home about an hour later and physically was not hurt. She was still shaken up and didn’t purr the rest of the evening. Usually she is a regular purring machine. And strict social distancing did not occur with my neighbor and we were not wearing masks. This will sit in the back of my mind over the next two weeks.

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Minor progress was made in trying to get my craft supplies organized and in their proper place in the office/art room. I started by clearing off the bed and my work table, that task took all morning. as I have been piling things on both. After lunch I got some bins and lined them up on the bed and started sorting. I am hoping to finish tomorrow.

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After finishing Look Behind You by Sibel Hodge, I must have spent over an hour sifting through my Kindle library trying to find something to read that appealed to me. I finally settled on The Keeper of Lost Causes: The First Department Q by Jussi Alder-Olsen, a mystery set in Denmark. For some reason I enjoy Scandinavian books, movies and TV shows. Anyway as I was reading it, the character of Carl Morck, the plot and the setting all seemed familiar, but in a slightly different way. So last night I did a Google search to see if it was also a movie and realized I had seen the film, directed by Mikkel Norgaard. I also found out there are 2 more films and 6 more novels in the series.

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I am trying to get into Succession, a free HBO series on Apple TV, but I think it has too much drama for me right now. I have been watching Making the Cut, an Amazon Original, with Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum. I read a review that panned it, but I’m enjoying it. I am always amazed what creative people accomplish under pressure.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy

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