Hunkering Down XII

March 31 was my sister’s birthday. She like nearly everyone we know has been hunkering down too. Her daughters sent us a Zoom link, so we had a party like we’ve never had before – total social separation. Her daughters sent us a Zoom link, so we had a party like we’ve never had before – total social separation. It was easy on the iPad. Would have been nice to have a larger screen. Perhaps I’ll see how it works on my very old laptop. I disabled the camera years ago, but if I quiver for the challenge, I’ll spend some time on it.

Much ado about March rain on its last day.1 The sun came out and we talked about a walk – would have been a bad move. Within minutes of the decision it hailed! When it stopped, I went onto the soggy back yard and killed two dandelion flowers2. One of the weather persons said we are now close to our rain year average but also said we are about to exceed it. Oh well, some years are like this. The first no rain day, I’ll mow the tops of the garden weeds so I can roto-till the next no rain day. That is if the mower starts and…

Not much else to say today.


Hunkering down postscript: I didn’t say this first, but, “It’s nearly impossible to produce anything perfectly. Trying to do so will usually result in one perfect sentence in a piece no one will ever read.”


Hunkering down random: Viking hats didn’t have horns like depicted in movies and other media.


  1. Can a month possess something? 

  2. My wife’s favorite flower 

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