2020 Life Logs, Day 275: Free Friday
Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Weather: Mostly Cloudy & Cooler; High 68, Low 49 Degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, Falmouth, MA

I basically took the day off . . . phone conversations, sneaking time to read my current book, two walks with Shadow plus time to play catch, and finally getting a little house cleaning done. Early this morning, I talked with my niece in North Carolina that has recently been diagnosed with kidney cancer and will be having her left kidney removed mid-month. She has her ups and downs accepting this, but when talking with her this morning, she seemed to have a really positive attitude. It is difficult for me to watch two of my nieces battling cancer at the same time. My heart and positive thoughts are with them both. After talking with my niece, I went for an extra long walk with Shadow and then returned home to listen to the construction noise of putting in a new septic system one house away. They have been working on this all week, but today they were finally starting to bury the new system and this required some very loud banging for hours. Shadow usually barks at every noise, but somehow the loud banging only bothered him when we walked too close to the construction site. After I ate lunch, I launched into a cleaning frenzy, sweeping and mopping the floors. Once that was done, I decided to take the rest of the afternoon off and read my current novel. I have read the October and November book club assignments, so I am currently reading the 16th book in Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series just because I love the series. “Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life in Three Pines, finding long buried secrets—and facing a few of his own ghosts.” The name of this newest book is ‘All the Devils Are Here’ and it has me totally sucked in. The other 15 novels in this series take place in Quebec, mostly centered around the little village of Three Pines. The author lives in a small village south of Montréal, the location of the fictitious town of Three Pines featured in this series of mystery novels. However, this latest novel takes place in Paris. It is fun to learn a little about Paris while enjoying the mystery. Then tonight I caught up on the news of the hospitalization of our President. I got a text from Heather early this morning saying that it was announced during the night that the President and First Lady have both tested positive for Covid. If you read this log, you probably are aware that I am not a fan of this President, but I would not wish Covid on anyone. I sincerely hope both he and the First Lady get through this without complications. But it is my hope that the White House might start following the same Covid “rules” that are recommended for the rest of us to live by. And by doing so, encourage everyone in this country to do the same so we can get this virus under control. I think that is wishful thinking, but I’m allowed to hope.

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