2022 Life Logs, Day 14: Nasty Weather, Productive Day
Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Weather: Rainy All Day, High Winds PM; High Temp 43, Low Temp 10 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

The vacation is over. The nasty weather today pushed me back to ‘normal’. For two years now, I have been trying to get the photos on my computer in order. I don’t know what happened this morning, but I started in on the task and will finish tomorrow if I have another day like today. That will make me a very happy person and will allow me to begin writing again. I am very much looking forward to that. It was January 28th last year when I started writing, with a nudge from my son, and I didn’t stop until summer. We shall see how this winter and spring go.

Last night I watched the Netflix movie, Don’t Look Up. My son Justin sent me a text a couple of weeks ago telling me I must watch it. Now I am saying to you, if you haven’t seen it, you must. Ten years ago, I would have thought the plot line absurd, but in today’s world, not so much. It tells it like it is, absurd as that may be. Was it meant to be a comedy or a tragedy? Probably a little of both. Is it a good satire? That, I am sure, depends on your set of beliefs going into the movie. I would say the central question brought forth is whether or not you believe we should listen to scientists or not. There is star-studded cast and the acting is great. It is a little long and a little dark. But people, whatever they think of it, can’t stop talking about it. Greed, politics, misinformation. You get the idea. Here’s part of a review I found online: “Don’t Look Up is . . . about a planet-killing comet headed to Earth and humanity’s reaction to the impending doom. The comet is a metaphor for climate change, and the characters all play their part from the scientists screaming into the void to the tech billionaire who wants to mine it for minerals using unproven technology.”

It is quite windy out and has rained all day. Shadow and I went for our daily walk, but I can’t say it was fun. We were both soaked when we got home. And believe me, there is nothing as ‘sweet’ smelling as cuddling up to a wet dog! This wind is bringing us cold weather for tomorrow. It is forecast to be windy with a high of 20 F and a low of 9 degrees F. Cold, but better than tomorrow’s forecast in Bethel, Maine, where Heather and family are headed tonight for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding. It is forecast to be -9 F there tonight with a high tomorrow of 4 degrees F with 15 mph winds. Yikes! Wind chill. At least there will be sunshine. As Heather said, they will go to the slopes for a couple of hours in the morning and see how it goes. They can return to their rental home for lunch and warmth and then head back if they dare. Sunday looks great, however. Sunny, a high of 21 and almost no wind. So, if tomorrow is a bust, they can make up for it on Sunday. This weekend trip is Sam’s 15th birthday present and his second Covid dominated birthday. His good friend Robert and Robert’s family were supposed to go with them, but in the flurry of Covid testing they all went through for the trip, Robert turned out to be positive. He is asymptomatic, thankfully, but that family will not be going. One of Sam’s other good friends, Sebastian, is still going. I am sure Sam is bummed that Robert and his older brother won’t be with them, but I know that Sam, Sebastian, Jonah, and Ollie, along with Heather and Jed, will have a great time. Heather sent a photo of her five guys when they stopped at Five Guys for dinner on the way up tonight. I texted back that they looked like the Five Bandits with their masks on. She texted back that at least she didn’t have to fight with them to get them to smile for the photo. Okay, one positive for Covid?

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