Weekend Plans Post: The Other Side Of Quarantine



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  1. Avatar Maribou

    Just a note that neither of us were *sick*. Jaybird was exposed so we had to be careful. But neither of us has had a single symptom. Don’t want y’all to worry.

    (Also, they were BDSM gloves. Is what he’s saying.)Report

  2. Avatar Oscar Gordon

    Today is Final Inspection day for the great remodel of 2020. New master suite is done. Once the inspector signs off on everything, I can finish insulating the garage and hang the drywall. After that, the shelving goes back up and I can finally move out of the storage unit (which will be the great purge of 2020).

    I also got the HVAC guy coming out, because my heat pump fan is sticky (bearing is going out). Everytime I start the AC, I have to give the fan a kick start with a stick. My fault for letting the thing go two years without service.

    Oh, and for those who might care, I am starting school again. Master’s of Computer Science this fall. Professionally, I’ve been hitting some blocks that I think a bit of formal education and credentialing will help clear.Report

  3. Avatar LeeEsq

    I am going to do chores on Saturday and archery in Golden Gate Park on Sunday.Report

  4. Avatar fillyjonk

    I have an online meetup with some other knitters on Saturday (IF I can get “Microsoft Teams” to stop demanding I ask one of my uni admins to admit me – I am doing this on my private, personal computer so wtf?).

    other than that, I don’t know. But I need a break because today so far was

    – trying to use the “smart board” and simultaneously record with a webcam and having all manner of trouble, including finding one of my colleagues put the batteries in the projector remote IN BACKWARDS, draining them but fortunately not damaging the remote). Couldn’t get the audio to record so had to get the IT guys over here. That was an hour

    – another hour on the phone with a textbook-company person because the “pairing” of their resources to my course LMS was NOT WORKING and I couldn’t figure out how to fix it. The conclusion was: “Well, that’s a problem, I will have to pass it on to our coders” so that one didn’t get resolved

    – being told that a particular microbiological term I was using I was saying WRONG by someone with roughly as much micro background (maybe less) than I have, later finding out from a friend elsewhere who is a microbiologist that my pronunciation is also correct and probably more common anyway. Sometimes knowledge of dead languages doesn’t actually help, I guess.

    – Finding out that apparently a bunch of faculty (I don’t seem to be one) got slapped with parking tickets because of a glitch in the new computer system and they can’t tell which ones are real and which aren’t so they’re just forgiving them all

    I am very ready to move out of Murphy’s Alternate Universe, thanks.

    One more week of summer left, and then the deluge. I am praying hard we don’t see a spike in cases, or that if we do, it will be found out before I get infected. Selfish, maybe, but at this point I feel I am entitled to a few selfish feelings.Report

  5. Avatar Jaybird

    Pizza Stone Update.

    I got the dough, I got the pizza ready… then I realized “I forgot to turn the oven on.”

    So I turned on the oven then did some chores, went for my jog, and then, when I got back, I put in the pizza while I showered after it had spent an hour rising with all of the toppings on it.

    It wasn’t a mistake! The crust wasn’t as buttery (absorbed deeper into the dough, I guess) but the main part of the pie has thicker bread than when it goes straight from being tossed to being topped to being on the stone.

    Which is good too!Report

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