Another Yard Day

Day 53 of Sheltering-in Place here in Panama City Beach, FL. This morning’s statistics for COVID-19 are 75 confirmed cases and 3 deaths, and for Florida 36,897 cases and 1399 deaths. Today is the first day of Phase I of reopening Florida. I am taking a wait and see approach.

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I did do some more weed eating and pulling weeds today in the back yard. In addition, I began clearing the west side of the studio, the side that abuts the neighbor’s fence. It appears that my husband had a garden bed there before the shed was installed. There is some old rotten wood, some embedded in the ground and some loose. There is already a pile of old wood in the south east corner of the lot, so I moved the pieces that were big to that pile and threw out the smaller pieces. I am going to have to take a sledge hammer to the embedded wood. Plus there were pile of plastics pots and buckets. If they had dirt in them I emptied the dirt at the base of he orange tree, which lost a lot of soil as a result of Hurricane Michael.

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I have been living on the ham my daughter, Mary, gave me a couple of days ago. For lunch I had left-over polenta cooked in some avocado oil, ham slices and half an avocado.

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After lunch I worked in the studio for a few hours. I am working on a practice piece for my shaman spirits. It has been a few months since I have soldered, so I had to dig out all my supplies, and them figure out the steps I needed to take and which solder to use for each step, going from hard to easy solder. I was able to solder the bezel wire closed and then solder it to the back plate. Tomorrow’s task will be to saw the piece close to the bezel wire and also saw out the base.

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Us humans are social by nature. Living in solitary is unnatural and I know I am getting tired of it. But I am glad I don’t have the pressure of having to return to work in an unsafe environment.

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