Always tweaking something!

Confused Robins

Day 6028
vaccine day 77
66 days into retirement

No change on the vaccine trial front. Did finally find out that I am in category 1B per my states guidelines (diabetes & blood pressure). This means I can TRY to get an appointment which will then force the vaccine trial to unblind me. If I got the placebo, they’ll offer me the real vaccine. I’m in regardless.

Also no change on the RV living front. I am slowly tossing items every day in an attempt to start down sizing. Todays haul? 3 pedometers and a case for eye glasses. Going to have to start making bigger sacrifices there. I did find out a little about pricing on RV’s though. All the websites list the MSRP for these campers and leave a teaser about calling them for their best price. Well, their best price will be about 20% below MSRP. That’s for one on the lot or even one you order exactly how you like it. That helps reduce the sticker shock a bit. Also helps justify adding that 5500W generator. I’m sure there are a few million Texans that would have liked that last week.

I’ve shared that I live in one of the Great Lakes snow bands. We’re about 50 miles east of Lake Erie and 20 miles south of Lake Ontario. So we’re used to significant snow. Our season average is right at 100 inches. We’d been running significantly behind our average pace, but February has seemed intent on catching us up. Consequently we currently have a little over 18 inches piled up in the yard. Much worse in the snow blower deposit zones. Before the last batch of snow cranked up Saturday, I spotted no less than 6 robins either perched in a crab apple tree or hopping around on the driveway under the tree. They were taking advantage of what was left of the little crab apples. Those on the driveway were easy picking. Those in the tree? They were getting them, but they provided a bit of a moving target. But geeze – mid-late February and we have robins? Those crab apples have to be freeze dried by now and I don’t think we’ll be seeing any bugs or worms for at least another month. Heck, today is our first day over freezing since mid-January.

Well, time to go get the drapes back up in the dining room.

4 responses

  1. margaret

    Your robins are confused. So you are officially retired now? Doing drapery things and down sizing mid day? I could use the help and we don’t have any snow. Just sayin’

    February 22, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    • Brian

      Can I park my camper in your driveway? Only have a little 30 footer at this point!

      March 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm

  2. Got shot number one last Thursday. 3 week count down to number 2.

    February 22, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    • Brian

      Great news! Even one shot will get you to 85% efficacy in a couple of weeks.

      February 23, 2021 at 1:34 pm

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