Humid, maybe clear, maybe rain. We got some rain yesterday, but then it cleared up into a beautiful day, and stayed reasonably cool. So much for either weather prediction.
I did my errands, picked up a bunch of stuff for the BOL, and a little bit of stuff for the house. Didn’t win a whole lot of stuff in the auctions yesterday, so I don’t have much to get today. I do have to get all the stuff I’m bringing north with me so I can knock out the projects over the weekend. And I need to get a couple of things finished here before I leave.
So that is the plan for today. Work.
The elementary school had a nice ceremony for the 5th graders who will be in middle school next year. 100 kids and families in the gym, only about 4 masks in the whole place, and they were on kids. Our kids have been back at school full time for a year. The teachers aren’t dropping dead. The students aren’t dropping dead. We had a small surge in cases, but not bad outcomes, but we’re at lows again. You can have the economy open. You can have gatherings. You don’t need to be masked everywhere.
There are people still wearing masks. I still wear a surgical mask at the Goodwill outlet store, and I wear gloves too. I’ll KEEP doing it, because people are gross there. Way nastier than any other random group outside of a halfway house. I see people in other stores wearing masks, mostly properly, and a large percentage in N95s. No one looks askance. At this point, in Houston, it’s do what you want. I am concerned by the larger trend of ‘servers’ or service people in masks while everyone else goes without. It’s a new caste system, and it’s un-American.
That said, I’m replenishing stocks of PPEs used up during the last two years. There will be more bad stuff unleashed in the next few years. Better to have the stuff and not need it…etc.
Stack some more things. Lots more.