I have a feeling that the world will shut down again soon, so we’ve been battening down the hatches. We bought extra computers and set up the girls with desks in their bedrooms. I’ve also been trying to complete remodeling projects at warp speed in case Longmont stops building inspections. I’ve had little time to work on this blog. So today, you get yet another lazy photo edition.
Fire And Ice
In between helping my younger daughter with remote learning and the older one with quadratic equations, I’ve been finishing up my basement. Last week, my friend Todd helped me put a subpanel in the basement:
As you read this, I’ll be wiring up the rest of the basement. The finish is close to completion. After wiring, I’ll install fire-blocking and insulating. The space could be ready for drywall by end of week. I’ll still have to finish the bathroom (build a shower pan, tile, and install fixtures), but most of the space will be useable soon.
Speaking of fire, Colorado has been burning. The fires are not far away from us, so we get to live in an apocalyptic scene where sometimes the sky turns orange and ash rains from the sky:
It also snowed, but not enough to have an impact on the fire:
The world continues to be a strange place. In the age of COVID, some of our friends have been extra cautious and we haven’t seen them since February. I doubt we’ll see them before the second half of 2021.
Others we know have lost their jobs or will soon. A sad fact about COVID is that the hardest hit are the ones who were already struggling. The wealthy seem to be doing OK.
It’s depressing to consider that the world won’t return to normal for a long time. I hope we all come out on the other side with an appreciation for how good normal life is.
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