Today was taco night. Taco Tuesday, so very appropriate.

My family has been re-watching Barry, and after work and during breaks, I’ve been watching it for the first time. I am actively trying to avoid picking up new open-ended series, so I don’t want to get pulled in. OTOH, Bill Hader. Loved his work on SNL, and seriously? Documentary Now! is on Netflix.

Tor has been giving away novelas from Martha Wells’ Murderbot series, leading up to the release of the novel Network Effect. It’s been too long since I really read fiction – Three-Body Problem recently, The Martian before that, and I honestly couldn’t tell you what the last piece of fiction before that was – and this has been really engaging.

The home networking has not been engaging, unless the occasional suckiness counts as engaging. Since where I live means I cannot jump up to the high speeds that so many people I know have, and I’m at the point where I’m needing to diagnose to see what is the pain point. I’m looking at the Wirecutter’s suggestion for Best Cable Modem, but I’m also 50/50 on whether that’s the problem.

It could be that the only way to get internet with the speed and reliability I require is to move. :shrug:

In Stay At Home news, yesterday I didn’t. There were three things related to mail that needed to be taken care of, and while my wife briefed my youngest (still in need of drivers’ training) on it, I took the opportunity to 1) instruct him more, 2) fill up on gas that is about $.50 less than I had put in this vehicle previously, and 3) pick up some of the groceries that we can’t have delivered. And mouthwash. I did wear a mask – the bandit bandana because I haven’t acquired a more standard mask.

I’m reasonably healthy for a sedentary large mammal from the American Midwest, but I’m also pushing the age range where the current plague really starts to hit. I’m not fearful – but I am, or at least I’m trying to be – prudent. This means that I’m either gonna get myself a mask or I’m gonna stick at home, which of course, has it’s own health outcome.

I wish you all health and happiness.

Note to self: I got sunglass lenses put into my still-good frames, but again, when things started shutting down was when the sunglasses should’ve been done, and they, along with everyone, are shut down for a while. When things get more normal, remind me to contact them.

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